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Barlotti Beans Cooked Turkish Style ( Barbunya)

August  7, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by GamzE
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This is a classical Turkish summer vegetable recipe ,eaten warm or cold .. —Gamze Mutfakta (Piper Nigrum)

What You'll Need
  • 1kg Cranberry Beans (Barlotti)
  • 1 large onion cubed
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small carrot diced
  • 1 small potato diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 chili pepper (optional)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  1. Prepare your beans. If fresh shell and wash them.
  2. Add olive oil to a pan heat then add onions , salt and sweat until they are soft.
  3. Add chilli pepper, diced carrots and potatoes and garlic. Sautee for a few minutes.
  4. Add sugar,tomato paste and the beans and cook for 1-2 minutes while stirring.
  5. Add bay leaf ,black pepper and add water. Simmer for half an hour until beans soften .
  6. Place on a serving plate , drizzle extra virgin oil on top, add chopped parsley and serve with a lemon wedge...

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  • Gamze Mutfakta (Piper Nigrum)
    Gamze Mutfakta (Piper Nigrum)
  • Brad Hise
    Brad Hise
  • Maria

4 Reviews

Brad H. May 17, 2020
What sugar? It's in the steps of prep but not in the ingredient list
Gamze M. May 18, 2020
Sugar is not a must but since we use tomato paste (canned usually) we add a teaspoon of sugar to break down the acidity of the tomato paste in all olive oil dishes that has paste in it..
Maria October 30, 2017
What to you mean prepare your beans????
Gamze M. October 30, 2017
Hi Maria,
We always buy barlotti beans fresh ( in pods) You have to shell the beans, wash and then use them..