Fofi’s Okra Stifado – Greek Okra & Shallot Stew Recipe

For the Love of Okra…
Greeks love okra! In the Southern Peloponnese, in the region of Kalamata, okra dishes are very popular. We cook okra in many different ways. The most popular of all is the Okra Stifado and that is why we choose it to share it for the “Meri of Month of May”. Okra Stifado has an exceptional rich aromatic flavor and is one of the tastiest Greek vegetarian dishes. Okra is one of the most healthy vegetables and we love it because is rich in vitamin C and collagen. Our family’s Okra Stifado recipe is very simple and it is ready in 30 minutes. Please make it and enjoy…

Photography and recipe by Fofi, @ladi_biosas

Fofi's Okra Stifado - Greek Okra & Shallot Stew Recipe

A simple preparation of okra cooked in a tomato and shallot stew.

Course dinner, lunch, vegetarian
Cuisine Greek
Keyword okra, shallot, stew, tomato


  • ½ cup Ladi Biosas organic extra virgin olive oil 
  • 500 g shallot onions
  • 500 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 
  • 450 g okra (KO’s Okra 101 for okra prep)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper 
  • 1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


Preparing Fofi’s Stifado

  1. Heat the Ladi Biosas organic EVOO in a large pot on medium-high heat

  2. Add the onions and sauté till they brown a little

  3. Add the tomatoes, garlic, okra, salt, pepper, rosemary, bay leaves and cinnamon

  4. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and cook for 30 minutes or until the sauce thickens

Serving Fofi’s Stifado

  1. Serve Fofi’s Stifado with crusty bread, feta and a glass or two of wine

    Kali Orexi!

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