Okra Recipe & Sadza

This special episode features the Okra recipe, also known Ladies’ Fingers, Derere [Zimbabwe] and Delele [Zambia]. An excellent source of vitamin C, with zero fat, this Okra soup recipe will have your taste buds dancing.

1 – 2
21 mins


1 1/2 – 2 cups chopped okra
1 fresh tomato
2 birds eye chilli
1/4 cup spring onions
250 mls water
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  1. Pour water and bring to boil
  2. Once boiled, add bicarbonate of soda and stir in to mix
  3. Add the chopped okra, onions and birds eye chilli
  4. Leave to boil for about 10 mins whilst stirring
  5. Add the fresh tomatoes, salt and stir in. Leave to cook for another 5 mins
  6. Leave to simmer for another 5 min then serve