Qorma-e-shast-e-arus

Afghan okra stew

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      1 hr 5

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

The Egyptians, as far back as the 12th century BCE, were the first to cultivate okra, a flowering plant that grew wild along the alluvial banks of the Nile River. It was propagated then through North Africa to the Mediterranean, the Balkans and India. There is so much history here; I love to imagine all the ways people through the centuries prepared this humble vegetable.

Okra has a reputation for being slimy, but it won’t be if you choose the young tender vegetables. It’s easy to c