Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A delicious Turkish dish that has turned many a bean-hater into a bean-lover in my house. Serve as part of a Turkish meze or with meat such as a nice steak, in place of potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  2. Lightly brown the onion and garlic.
  3. Add the tomato, carrot, potato and celery.
  4. Stir and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the beans, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  7. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes or until veggies are tender and the stock is nearly gone.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Stir in the parsley and serve.


Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this meal. I prepered it as described, but I replaced the celery stalk with diced celery root (about 150 g) I hat to use. I placed it the the oven (70°C) until all members of my family were at home and ready to start. Good dish to be prepared in advance.<br/>It was really delicious, tasty and suoer easy.

awalde November 28, 2013

White beans are my Turkish partners's favorite dish. He's always raving about his mom's white beans. Now, however, he's raving about mine! Thank you so much! (I also added the tbs of tomato paste and used beef stock instead of chicken.)

pinklepurr January 12, 2008

Simple, very subtly flavoured, great even though I didn't have any parsley. Thanks!

melting pot December 17, 2005

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