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Turkish Bean Stew with Chicken Thighs, Onion, Peppers and Tomatoes – Tavuk Etli Kuru Fasulye,  almost everywhere in Turkey has their own varieties of  this stew, you can cook with beef mince meat or lamb and this Turkish dish is blessed with some particularly fine ones – hearty, tasty, and packed full of goodness.

Dried pulses like chickpeas, beans and lentils are a big part of Turkish cuisine and we eat these tasty pulses almost daily; they are delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare.  Beans, They are a great source of source of protein, vitamin B1 and dietary fiber.Here is step by step how to prepare this healthy dish in your home kitchen.

Turkish Bean Stew with Chicken Thighs, Onion, Peppers in rich Tomato Sauce – Tavuk Etli Kuru Fasulye

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

400 gr Cannellini dried white beans ( soak the beans in cold water over night and cook 30 minutes next morning )

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 green and 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

Handful of parsley, coarsely chopped

15ml/1 tablespoon olive oil

350 gr chicken thighs (or cubic lamb or mince meat), cut in small chunks

400 gr can of chopped tomatoes

300ml/ 1 ¼ cups water

1/2 tablespoon red pepper and tomato paste (optional)

1 teaspoon sea salt flakes

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper flake

Soak beans overnight. Drain and boil in a large pan for around 30 minutes or until the beans are slightly soft.
After removing from heat, drain the beans and wash under cold water and set a side.
In a heavy cassorole pan, sauté the onion with the olive oil until soft. Add the chunky chicken meat and sauté for another minute or so. Stir in the green and red peppers, chopped tomatoes and the red pepper and tomato paste (if using) and mix well. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Then stir in the cooked beans and the water, mixing gently so that the beans won’t break. Season with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Cover and cook in medium heat for. about 10 minutes. Serve with rice or bulgur pilaf  or pickles and some warm bread. Afiyet olsun.

Tavuk Etli Kuru Fasulye - Chicken and Cannellini Bean Stew

Tavuk Etli Kuru Fasulye – Chicken and Cannellini Bean Stew

Tavuk Etli Kuru Fasulye - Chicken and Cannellini Bean Stew

Tavuk Etli Kuru Fasulye – Chicken and Cannellini Bean Stew

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Yeşil Mercimekli BöreğinTarifiLentil Rolls is very unique technique for pastry type. My mum makes the best lentil rolls and this self explained pictures shows you how to make lentil rolls from fresh filo pastry sheets. Ingredients are carrot, onion, pepper, tomatoes, mince meat, green lentils ( do not use red lentils , this type is not suitable for this type pastry ) various spices.

Yeşil Mercimekli Böreğin Tarifi

Lentil Rolls – Taze Yufkadan Mercimek Boregi Nasil Yapilir

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Lentil Rolls - Taze Yufkadan Mercimek Boregi Nasil Yapilir

Lentil Rolls – Taze Yufkadan Mercimek Boregi Nasil Yapilir

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Typical winter warmer. This is very traditional Turkish home cooking and street food cooking as well. Between main roads in cities you will find many welcome break restaurants in Turkey usually petrol stations and many heavy truck drivers stops this places and have their meals also get rest. You will find this bean stew in every welcome break and usually served with rice and cucumber yoghurt. Here is the step by step pictures of this recipe.

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb – Etli Kuru Fasulye

Have a 300 gr cubic lamb pieces

Soak cannellini beans overnight or cook at least 1 hour in salty water to use in stew in advance

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

Cook cubic lamb pieces in sun flower oil until they get brown

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

Make ready two medium size tomatoes, one onion and one green or red pepper.

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb – Etli Kuru Fasulye

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

Chop the tomatoes, onion and peppers in small pieces.

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Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

First add onions on to lamb pieces and cook until onions get soft.

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

Then add the peppers and cook further 3 minutes.

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook further 4 minutes.

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

Add all the cooked and drained cannellini beans with other ingredients

Add also i glass of hot water and stir well

Cannellini Bean Stew with Lamb - Etli Kuru Fasulye

Cook the beans further 45 minutes in low heat.

If you prefer you can add couple of hot red peppers

You can serve bean stew with rice. Good Appetite

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Love this pastry from my childhood…So tasty, so healthy and so easy to make it. Thank you Mum for all the pictures explain so simply how to make it.

Lentil Pastry – Mercimekli Borek

Lentil Pastry – Mercimekli Borek

Add carrot and cook with onions

Add cooked green lentils

Add one full spoonful of tomato paste.

Then add the cooked lentils

Mix all the ingredients and Stir well

Have two eggs

Add 1/2 glass of olive oil in eggs and beat well

Add 1 spoonful black pepper and red pepper in lentil mix

Lightly Oil the base of pastry oven tray

Oil the pastry lighly

Oil the pastry sheet with oil and egg mix

Put one end of the cut pastry with 1 spoonful of lentil mix

Then roll it like a cigarette roll

Then lay on lentil rolls on a lightly oiled tray

Then brush with egg wash

Lentil Pastry – Mercimekli Borek

 

 

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This is very simple dish and cooked with 3 table spoon olive oil and totally healthy vegetarian dish all year round. Can be consumed warm and cold depends on your choice.

Here is the step by step cooking pictures.

Add three table spoon olive oil in a deep pan – Blackeye Bean Stew

Then add 1 chopped carrot and cook 4 minutes – Blackeye Bean Stew

Then add one medium size chopped onion – Blackeye Bean Stew

then add one chopped red pepper and two chopped cloves of garlic

Stir and cook all the vegetables 5 more minutes

Blackeye Bean Stew

Blackeye Bean

Add in the pan 350 gr washed Black eye bean which soaked in the water 24 hours.

Add 2 ripe copped tomatoes in the vegetables

Add also 1 table spoon pepper paste to give colour into stew

Then add washed and soaked and rinsed blackeye beans

Stir and cook the beans until they get soft, approximately 30-40 minutes with low gas fire.

Blackeye Bean Stew with carrot, tomato, garlic, pepper, onion. Good Apetite

 

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