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Okra Shorba

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

  • •1 1/2 lb lamb
  • •2 finely chopped onions
  • •2 chopped tomatoes
  • •1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • •1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • •1 tablespoon red chile powder Cayenne pepper
  • •1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • •1/4 cup oil
  • •3/4 lb. okra
  • •3 finely chopped green chiles
  • •1 cup tamarind water 2 tablespoons tamarind pulp soaked in 1 cup boiling water for 15 minutes
  • •8 curry leaves
  • •1 cinnamon stick
  • •3 cloves
  • •salt to taste (approximately 1/2 teaspoon)

Instructions

  • Toss the lamb pieces with onion, tomatoes, ginger paste, garlic paste, red chile pepper, turmeric and 1/4 cup oil. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  • Combine lamb with all of the marinade with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until lamb is tender, approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Add okra, chiles and tamarind water. Stir to combine. Add curry leaves, cinnamon and cloves. Stir to combine and cook until okra is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Add salt to taste.