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Ramadan Recipes - Bamia Kambing

by on May 16, 2019 | Top Stories

Ramadan Recipes - Bamia Kambing -

If you’re looking for some recipes to help you prepare for iftar or sahur during the holy month of Ramadan, Berjaya University College and StudyMalaysia have teamed up to offer you a series of recipes that help you stay healthy and energized.

Bamia Kambing

Bamia is the Arabic word for okra or lady’s fingers. Bamia kambing or lamb bamia is a stew made with lamb cubes and lady’s fingers in a tomato sauce base. The stew originates from Africa and the Middle East with many variations depending on the country. There are vegetarian versions as well as those made with beef instead of lamb. Try out this satisfying stew today!

Ramadan Recipes - Bamia Kambing


  • ½ kg lamb meat – cut into large cubes
  • 3 tbsp meat curry powder
  • 2 tbsp ground almond
  • 3 Bombay onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 300g ginger (Blend curry powder, almond, onion, garlic and ginger.)
  • 300 g lady’s fingers
  • 3 cups coconut milk or evaporated milk
  • 2 large tomatoes – cut in wedges
  • Few pieces of curry leaves
  • 300ml cooking oil or ghee
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut the lamb meat into cubes and wash thoroughly.
  2. Marinate the lamb with the blended spices. Set aside for one hour
  3. In a pan, heat some oil and fry the lady’s fingers until half cooked. Set aside.
  4. Place the marinated lamb in a fairly large pot and add the coconut milk or evaporated milk. Mix well.
  5. Simmer on a medium heat until meat is tender.
  6. Add tomato wedges, lady’s fingers, curry and coriander leaves. Continue to simmer until the sauce thickens.
  7. Season to taste.
  8. The Bamia Kambing can be served with savoury rice or bread (pita, paratha, baguette).

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