White Bean Stew (Kuru Fasulye)

White Bean Stew (Kuru Fasulye)
07 May 2024

Dry and fresh beans are two types of low-calorie beans that are primarily grown in Turkey's Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. This nutrition, whose homeland is America, reduces the risk of heart disease by preventing vascular occlusion. In addition to relieving the digestive system, it also significantly protects bone health. Containing plenty of protein, dried beans also keep blood pressure levels in balance. If your ingredients are ready, we can start the restaurant-style dried bean dish recipe that you can consume for lunch and dinner.

How Many Calories is 1 Serving of Dried Beans?

One serving of dried beans is approximately 275 calories. Rich in potassium and calcium, this recipe is among the foods that contribute to weight loss.

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook time : 1 hours
Servings : 4 People
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White Bean Stew (Kuru Fasulye)


  • Olive Oil 
  • 2 cups beans 
  • 2 teaspoon pepper paste 
  • 2 teaspoon tomato paste 
  • 1 onion 
  • 1 pepper 
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Cumin
White Bean Stew (Kuru Fasulye)


  1. Soak the beans in water overnight beforehand. The next day, change the water, boil the beans so that they remain a little fresh, and drain them. Clean and finely chop the onions.
  2. Pour the olive oil into the pot and roast the onions.
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the peppers, and then add them to the onions that are roasting.
  4. Add tomato paste and stir over low heat until the tomato paste starts to smell.
  5. Then add the beans and spices and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add water, cover the lid, and let it cook for 40 minutes.
  7. After the beans are completely cooked, you can turn off the stove and serve. Enjoy your meal.
Serving Suggestions

You can serve the white bean stew with rice pilaf and pepper pickles. Bon appetit!

Expert Tips
  • You can use diced meat in it. If you are going to use meat, make sure that the meat is medium-fat.
  • You can add bacon if you wish.
  • For the beans to soften and cook faster, soak them the night before.
  • You can do the soaking process with water or milk. Then you can continue the cooking process.
  • Add a spoonful of salt to the water during soaking. Thus, the flavor will be better.
  • If you are going to cook the beans in a pressure cooker, it will take 30 minutes; if you are cooking in a pot, it will take 1 hour.
  • Another point that increases the flavor of the beans is the use of butter.
  • If you wish, you can mix tomato and pepper paste and add it to the dish.
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