My grandparents used to reside in a white stone constructed home simply on the outskirts of Nicosia. Within the backyard had been pomegranate, orange and lemon timber, with purple roses and different flowers within the entrance. They stored chickens and pigeons, which my Nene would chop their heads off, pluck and cook dinner them for us to eat.
My Nene used to have a small kitchen, and it was the busiest room in the home! As a baby I bear in mind sitting on the small desk consuming no matter she had cooked for us ❤️
A kind of dishes was kuru fasulye (white bean stew). This was all the time eaten with uncooked onion and chunks of bread to dip into the sauce. Consuming uncooked onion with it would sound odd, however truthfully, it’s the very best combo!
That is additionally an awesome dish for vegetarians, as you possibly can exclude the meat, and embody carrots, potatoes and so on. which many Cypriots do.
The day earlier than: Soak dried white beans (cannellini) in a single day in chilly water.
400 gms of white beans
500 gms Lamb mince (non-obligatory)
1 fijngesnipperde ui
1 blik gepelde tomaten
1 tbls paprika/tomato paste
Zout & peper om te stylen
Drain and rinse the beans, put them again into the saucepan with sufficient water to cowl. Deliver to a boil, after which simmer for round 20-30 minutes, eradicating the froth at intervals. Examine on the beans recurrently for water degree. You must cook dinner the beans till they’re tender however not totally cooked.
While that’s on the range, add a glug of olive oil right into a frying pan, and sauté the onions for 5-6 minutes, then add within the lamb mince and brown. As soon as browned, add the chopped tomatoes and paste, season to style, and proceed to fry collectively for an extra 5-6 minutes.
Add to the beans saucepan and proceed to cook dinner collectively for c. 20 minutes till the beans are tender. Take pleasure in! 😋