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Turkish Dry Beans Recipe (Kuru Fasulye)

Dry beans is probably one of the most common comfort food of Turkish cuisine. In Turkish it’s called “kuru fasulye”. It’s really easy to make as well. Couple things to remember before you start cooking Turkish style dry beans.

First is that you also want to have some rice to go with it. You can’t really have dry beans without rice (pilav) in Turkey. In fact, the meal is also known as “kuru fasulye pilav”.

Second is you have to remember to soak them in water 24 hours in advance. This helps dissolve those oligosaccharides that don’t get digested until it reaches large intestines – thus the bad smell. But more importantly soaking beans in water greatly reduces cook time. Continue Reading →

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