Going through my drafts today I saw this post which has been lying there since last year. There are many others lying there forgotten but I will see they are published soon.

This recipe is plain okro.  Unlike Ila asepo (HERE) or Otong Soup (HERE), steamed okro is served with stew  to enjoy with swallow. It’s popular among Yorubas. It’s quick and simple to cook. Here is my simple steps to cooking okro. Let’s go:

amala , okro and stew Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Total time: 7 minutes


Okro (ladyfingers)

Locust beans (Iru)


Stock cube

Beef stock (Optional)



1) Wash Okro and grate, blend or chop IMG_3977 IMG_3996 2) Pour Okro into a clean pot IMG_0822 3) Add stock cube, locust beans, salt, beef stock  and stir IMG_0827 4) Put on heat and leave to cook for two minutes.

Tip: Okro continues cooking in retained heat after taking off cooker so be careful it doesn’t stay on heat for too long. IMG_0837 5) That’s slimy, green okro done. Serve with stew and swallow of choice Okro IMG_0847 I served with amala and beef stew belowamala , okro and stew Enjoy. amala , okro and stew ” You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”- Bob marley