Okra Ragout

Bamya Bastisi

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

Bastı – vegetable ragout – can be made with a small amount of meat added, as for the okra and courgette ragouts featured here. Generally ragouts with fruit are cooked with rice but without meat.


  • 500 g/1 lb okra
  • 50 ml/2 fl oz</


Trim the tops of the okra, pour vinegar over them, and sprinkle with salt; mix thoroughly with both hands, and leave for 30 minutes. This treatment “bleaches” the okra and prevents them from losing their texture.

Put the meat in a heavy pan, cover and place on the heat. When it absorbs its own juices and begins to sizzle, add the fat and onions and fry, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes, stirr