Okra Soup

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Okra Soup (Bamya Çorbası)

Dried okra- -150 gr
Onion1 large size100 gr
Butter or margarine4 tablespoon40 gr
Tomato3 medium size360 gr
Water5 cup1 kg
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Lemon juice3 tablespoon30 gr
Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr


Cut onion into half. Slice into 2 mm thick slices. Saute onions in melted margarine for 4-5 minutes, stiring occasionally. Peel and cut tomatoes into 1 cm (1/2 inch) cubes. Add to onions; mix. Season with salt. Add water. Simmer until tomatoes are tender. Bring to boil. Cut off stems of okra. Stir in boiling vegetable mixture with lemon juice. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until okra is tender. Sprinkle with black pepper just before serving. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy75 cal
Protein1,4 g
Fat5,7 g
Carbohydrates6 g
Calcium31 mg
Iron0,50 mg
Phosphorus34 mg
Zinc0 mg
Sodium786 mg
Vitamin A774 iu
Thiamine0,07 mg
Riboflavin0,06 mg
Niacin0,65 mg
Vitamin C12 mg
Cholesterol0 mg