Butter Beans (Kuru Fasulye)
White Beans is a very traditional and common dish in Turkey, especially when it is served with pilaf and pickles. Turkish people just love this dish.
2 cups white/butter beans
2 onions, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 dried red pepper/green pepper, chopped
½ tsp baking soda (optional)
¼ tsp chili red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste
Wash white beans, place them in a pot and cover with water (approximately 1 inch above the beans). Leave them in water overnight or for at least 12 hours. The next day, cook them with the same water till beans get soft over low heat. You could add baking soda to have softer beans quicker. When they are soft, add 1 tsp of salt.
In another pot, sauté onions with oil for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Stir in peppers and tomato paste. Saute for 2-3 minutes and add chili red pepper flakes (optional). Transfer the cooked white beans over them. Simmer for 10-15 minutes over low heat.
Serve White Beans, with pilaf or over . Also cacik and are good to go with this recipe.