Instant Pot Bamia

Written by Asma

May 15, 2021

We all know okra the popular Egyptian dish, or what Egyptians call Bamia.

Instant Pot Bamia

What is new about this recipe is that we are going to offer a new way of preparing it with the use of an Instant pot pressure cooker. This Mediterranean Okra Tomato stew makes a very good choice for a quick dinner.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Egyptian
Keyword: bamia
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 354.5kcal
Author: Asma


  • Instant pot


  • tablespoons of butter
  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
  • 6 sliced garlic cloves
  • 2 Pounds of chopped lamb meat
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of mixed spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 black limes
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 3 Tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 Pound of okra


  • Set your instant pot on the function sauté.
  • In an Instant Pot, heat the ghee, add the onion, garlic and stir for a few minutes, until you get a golden color.
  • Add the meat, spices, cinnamon, turmeric, pepper, and salt and stir for 2 minutes to toast the spices and change the color of the meat.
  • Add the black lime, tomato, tomato paste and toss very well with the meat
  • Add in 1/2 cup of water.
  • Start the Instant Pot cover and put set the pressure to high for 15 minutes.
  • After the steam is gone, open the Instant Pot.
  • Add in the okra
  • Lock the Instant pot with its lid and pressure-cook for about 3 to 5 minutes
  • Turn off the pressure cooker and let the pressure release naturally for about 10 minutes
  • Ladle the Bamia in serving bowls
  • Serve and enjoy your Bamia!


Calories: 354.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.9g | Protein: 35.1g | Fat: 17.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.8g | Sodium: 438.9mg | Potassium: 1106mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 5.2g
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