In large saucepan brown the meat in the olive oil. (If meat becomes too wet, wipe pan out with paper towel. Use additional T oil and bring back up to heat.)
Add onion & garlic to meat. Saute till soft. 5 min.
Add spices. Saute til aromatic, 30 seconds.
Add tomato paste (with a little of the water) until well blended. Add in the rest of the water, diced tomatoes and okra. Bring to boil.
Reduce heat to low. Partially cover. Cook 1 hour. Uncover and cook 1/2 hour more or until meat is tender and done.
The sauce should thicken as it cooks. If not, add a bit of corn starch/water slurry.
Serve over rice.
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