Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Yogurtlu Bakla, Broad Beans in Yogurt

For those who are lucky enough to be able to to buy fresh broad beans here is another recipe for you to try.  Im fairly sure you havent eaten this before if you are non Turkish.  Very easy and nice and can be eaten cold.  Ive had to change my attitude on what I think should and shouldnt be served cold.  I have eaten things that I would only think to eat hot only to be surprised how nice it can be.

This can be made a couple of ways. One with just the broad beans in the pods and another with the broadbeans in the pods plus with some cooked chickpeas.  Its up to you.

500gr broadbeans in pods
500gr yogurt
5 cloves garlic, minced
(1 cup cooked chickpeas)

Chop up the broadbeans as small as you can.  Put in a saucepan, cover with water and cook until soft.  Broadbeans take a while to cook so I cook mine in the pressure cooker. Drain and serve into bowls (if you want it with chickpeas you can add those in now and stir well).  Make the garlic yogurt.  Mix in the minced garlic into the yogurt and stir well. 

Pour the garlic yogurt ontop of the beans in the bowls.  Serve.

Some people cook the beans in a meat stock.


  1. You can't go far wrong when adding yoghurt to anything, for us. :) We love it. We're like you as well. We've never eaten so many cold dishes since moving here.

  2. Are you meant to eat the pods too?

  3. They seem to add garlic yogurt to everything and really I dont see how you can go wrong. We love it!
    Yes you are supposed to eat the pods, thats why I cut them up very finely. My baby loves this dish.