- 1 ½ cups white beans
- 5 cups water
- 100 gram (0.22 lbs) sujuk
- 1 medium sized onion
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 cups hot water
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- A pinch salt
- A pinch red pepper
- A pinch black pepper
Just like green lentil, white bean is also an essential for Turkish cuisine. Everywhere and everytime you can see white bean dishes, especially beside rice. Together, they are perfect couple. With some sujuk added on it, it’ll be double perfect Here is the recipe for white beans with sujuk in tomato paste (let’s say zalza). It’s yummy and hearty. You should cook this for you friends at a dinner and don’t forget rice beside it.
A medium sized pot
A boiling pot
A wooden mixing spoon
A few small bowls
Set aside white beans with water poured onto them in a covered pot for a night. They will be swelled.
After a night, wash and strain white beans.
Put them into the pot again and pour 5 cups cold water.
Boil until they are soft (it depends on beans’ type to completely boil).
Strain the boiled white beans again.
Pour olive oil and diced onions into another pot, and saute till the onion dices turn pink. Then add tomato paste onto it and stir till onion dices are crushed.
Add black pepper and red pepper, then stir for a while.
Dice sujuk and add these slices onto the mix and saute for a couple minutes.
Add white beans onto this mix, then stir for a while.
Pour 5 cups hot water, add salt and stir again. Then simmer for 25-30 minutes.