- Add oil to a large pot. Heat pot over medium flame. Stir in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until flour begins to turn golden brown.
- Slowly stir in all the broth using a wire whisk and cook for 2 minutes. The mixture should not be lumpy.
- Add all ingredients except okra. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Add okra and let cook for 15 to 20 more minutes.
- Remove bay leaf. Serve hot in a bowl or over rice.
Recipe makes 8 servings: serving size is 3/4 cup.
Each serving provides: Calories: 165, Fat: 4g, Saturated fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 51 mg, Sodium: 81mg