Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, May 08, 2005


2 cups dry fava beans
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cups water

Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice

The night before you make this recipe, soak the fava beans in water and leave overnight. The following day, peel the beans and discard the peels.

To prepare, place all the main ingredients in a medium-sized pot and cook for about 1.5 hours on medium-low heat. Afterwards, mix in a blender until smooth and put in an inch deep serving bowl. When cold, make cuts in diamond shapes as shown in the picture. Pour some olive oil and lemon juice on top before serving.

If you like, you can add some dill or 2-3 mint leaves before blending fava:)

* This is a vegetarian dish.



At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool, does this go well with anything in particular I can make with?

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
Fava goes very well with fish; however, it can also be served with
steak and chicken as a delicious side dish.
Thank you for your comment,

At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love fava beans...I will definitely try this!

At 2:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Binnur. I have made this many times using your recipe. It takes me back to Nevin's table in Istanbul, everytime. I love your site, Thanks Robert

At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of fava is it? the small or big white one? or the dark one?
thanks you

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I used the big white ones:)

At 6:04 AM, Anonymous Sheila Callahan said...

yum. will try.


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