Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Another vegetarian stew that has become one of my favourite. Serve with sour-dough bread to mop up the juices. Soaking time not included in preparation time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans overnight in water, drain and rinse well.
  2. Bring the beans to the boil in the 5 cups of water, let boil for ten minutes.
  3. Then cover the pot and simmer for a further 35 - 40 minutes.
  4. When the beans are soft, drain and reserve the stock for use later.
  5. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, gently fry the onions and garlic for a few minutes and then add the chopped vegetables, beans, and spices.
  6. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes
  7. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, red wine, bulgur wheat or couscous
  8. Stir and then add the stock.
  9. Bring the mixture to the boil, cover the pan and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  10. Add the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper.
  11. Cook 20 - 30 minutes
  12. Serve hot.