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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Fava Beans in Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Bakla)

Zeytinyagli Bakla
400 gr fava
2 cups water with 2 tbsp lemon juice
1 small onion, chopped
75 ml extra virgin olive oil (half for cooking, half for after)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped (half for cooking, half for garnish)

Wash the fava. Trim both ends and shave along the sides with a knife. Place in the water with lemon juice so that the colour of the fava won't be dark later.

Saute the onions with half of the olive oil in a medium-sized pot. Place the fava, 1 cup of lemon water and the remaining ingredients above in the pot. If needed, add the second cup of lemon water. Cook for about 20-25 minutes on medium-low heat with the lid half covered. Place on a serving dish and pour the remaining olive oil on top and garnish with the remaining fresh dill. Let cool before putting in the fridge.

This dish is eaten with Garlic Yogurt Sauce.

* This is a vegetarian dish.



At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is fava beans not smaller and rounder? This beans looks like flat beans.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

The shape and size of fava beans depends on where you live. So small and flatter ones are more tasty to cook as seen in the picture:) The rounder and bigger ones are better to shell and cook:)

If the only bigger ones are available in your area, I would not recommend this dish to you:)

The bigger ones are not even sold in my country as no one prefers them:)


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