Barlotti Beans Cooked Turkish Style ( Barbunya)

Author Notes: This is a classical Turkish summer vegetable recipe ,eaten warm or cold ..Piper Nigrum (GamzE)

Serves: 4


  • 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
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Maria October 30, 2017
What to you mean prepare your beans????
Author Comment
Piper N. October 30, 2017
Hi Maria,
We always buy barlotti beans fresh ( in pods) You have to shell the beans, wash and then use them..