Okra Shorba – Hyderabadi Okra & Lamb Stew

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Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Okra Shorba, Hyderabadi CuisineThis dish is a traditional dish of Hyderabadi cuisine. Hyderabadi cuisine, as it exists today, was developed in the mid 1800’s as a fusion of the Mughal’s who had come from Central Asia (modern day Uzbekistan & Tajikstan), Turkish and local Telugu. Foods had come from these foreign lands and then adapted to satiate local palates. While biryani is associated with Indian cuisine, it actually came from Turkey. However, more spices were added to create the flavorful fusion dish it is today.

Hyderabadi cuisine is rich in lamb dishes. I’ve already made one of these Daalcha Gosht and today I am presenting another variety made with one of my favorite vegetables, okra.

Okra Shorba

(adapted from HyderabadiCuisine)
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 75 minutes
Yield: Serves 6

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)

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.

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This stew – tangy and spicy – is sure to please any lamb lover!

Let the simmering pot tempt you to make this at the soonest opportunity!

 

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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.
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  1. Usha

    So it is lamb okra shorva (shorba) you teased us with on Instagram! Very mouthwatering shorba and even pictures came out great. We love shorva and it is a very common food in our household. I make it with lamb, chicken, and vegetables, though I have never used okra before. My preparation is slightly different. & do not add tamarind. I have one vegetable shorva coming up very soon.

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