Friday, May 11, 2012


Something typical for Turkish home cooking! It is delicious!

I suggest you to combine it with this delicious bulgur pilaf and green cacik; it will be a typical Turkish dinner :-)

Ingredients (Serves 4)
2 aubergines, peeled in stripes and in big cubes
3 courgettes (I remember that the courgette in Belgium was bigger than the ones in Turkey, so you can limit the courgettes to two)
250 – 300 gr. Beans, washed and the strings should be cleaned
150 – 200 gr. Lambs meat, in small cubes
1 onion, cubed
1 spoon of tomato paste (turkish “salça”; please consult your Turkish or middle eastern supermarket)
1 dessert spoon of pepper paste (turkish “biber salçasi”; please consult your Turkish or middle eastern supermarket)
2 peppers, sliced in big pieces
2 – 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 – 3 spoons of olive oil
1 – 1.5 warm water

  1. Soak the aubergines in salty water for 10 minutes. This we do in order to get rid of the bitter taste of the aubergines.
  2. In a deep and big pot, heat the olive oil. Sauté meat until it soaks the water that it releases. Add the onion and the garlic and sauté two or three minutes.
  3. Add the pepper and continue sauteing for 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Add the salça (tomato and pepper paste) and continue sautéing for 2 -3 minutes more (or until you do not smell the raw odor of the tomato and pepper pastes.
  5. Add the aubergines, the courgette and the beans and mix. Add the water and close the lid. Cook over low heat for 15 – 20 minutes. 
  6. When the vegetables are soft enough, add the salt and mix.

step 1

Turkish style meat and vegetable stew
Turkish style meat and vegetable stew

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