Monday, December 24, 2012

Kuru Fasulye ( Turkish Traditional Dish)

Kuru Fasulye is a traditional  Turkish dish prepared with  white beans. It is prepared singly or with beef. When prepared with beef cubes it is known as Etli Kuru Fasulye. I am preparing here without beef.

Kuru Fasulye
White Beans/Navy Beans/Butter Beans/Harico Beans

  • White Beans (Navy beans/Butter beans)    2 cup
  • Carrot chopped (optional) 1
  • Olive oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Garlic  cloves  chopped  4
  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoon
  • Parsley fresh leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies cutter 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies whole 4


  • Soak beans overnight.
  • Wash and drain, keep aside.
  • Fry onion in oil till golden brown.
  • Add garlic and tomatoes and spices, sugar and fry for 3-5 minutes till tomatoes are tender and soft.
  • Now add carrot and drained beans fry for 2 minutes then add 4--5 cup water and cook on simmering heat till beans are tender (60-90 minutes).
  • Adjust gravy according to your need.
  • Garnish with parsley and remove from heat.
  • Serve with boiled rice and vinegar pickle.