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Bamiyeh with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb okra (bamiyeh)
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Special equipment needed: None

Step-by-step instructions:
a. Rinse the okra and trim the stems. Cut them into 1-inch pieces.
b. In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic, salt, black pepper, cumin, paprika, olive oil, and lemon juice.
c. Add the okra to the yogurt mixture and stir until well coated.
d. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
e. Spread the okra in a single layer on a baking sheet.
f. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the okra is tender and lightly browned.
g. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

15 minutes preparation time, 25 minutes cooking time
5. Temperature: 400°F
Serving size: 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 170
- Fat: 13g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Protein: 4g
- Fiber: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Greek yogurt can be used instead of plain yogurt.
- Fresh cilantro can be used instead of parsley.
- Lime juice can be used instead of lemon juice.

- Add diced tomatoes to the yogurt mixture for a fresher taste.
- Use different spices, such as coriander or turmeric, for a different flavor profile.
- Add diced onions or bell peppers for extra texture.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to dry the okra well before adding it to the yogurt mixture to prevent it from becoming slimy.
- If you don't have a baking sheet, you can use a casserole dish instead.
- Serve with pita bread or rice for a complete meal.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve on a platter with a dollop of yogurt sauce on top.
- Garnish with extra chopped parsley or cilantro.

- Chopped parsley or cilantro
- Sliced lemons or limes

- Serve with pita bread or rice for a complete meal.
- Pair with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
- Greek salad
- Roasted vegetables
- Rice pilaf

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the okra becomes too slimy, try soaking it in vinegar or lemon juice before cooking.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all utensils thoroughly before and after handling raw okra.

Food history:
- Bamiyeh is a popular Middle Eastern dish that is often served as a side dish or appetizer.

Flavor profiles:
- The yogurt sauce adds a tangy and creamy flavor to the dish, while the spices add warmth and depth.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a side dish or appetizer with pita bread or rice.

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Region: Persian

Taste: Tangy, Savory, Herbal, Aromatic, Creamy