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Stewed beans are one of the most important and favorite dishes of Turkish cuisine. It is not only delicious, but also nutritious and filling. In this article, we will examine the history, local varieties, cultural importance, nutritional value and health benefits of stewed beans. 

History of Stewed Beans 

Although it is not known exactly when dried beans entered Turkish cuisine, it is known that it has been consumed since the 16th century. Dried beans, which were also included in the palace kitchen during the Ottoman period, spread to the public kitchen over time. 

Local Diversity 

Stewed Beans are cooked with different cooking methods and recipes in every region of Turkey. The most common cooking method is to cook it with onions, tomatoes and peppers. Meat, pastrami or sausage can also be added. Locally, different ingredients such as onion, garlic, bacon, tomato, pepper, tomato paste, cumin, black pepper, thyme, oregano and mint can be added to the cooking of stewed Beans. 

Cultural Importance 

Stewed Beans have an important place in Turkish culture. The proverb “There are no fights where stewed beans are cooked” shows that stewed beans are a dish that brings people together and leads to pleasant conversations at the table. It is also frequently cooked on special occasions such as weddings, circumcision ceremonies and military send-offs. 

Nutritional Value 

Stewed beans are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is an alternative to meat with its protein content. It is also rich in B vitamins, potassium, iron and calcium. 

Health Benefits 

– Helps the digestive system to work regularly. 

– Balances blood sugar. 

– Helps weight control. 

– Protects heart health. 

– Strengthens the immune system. 

– Prevents anemia. 

Stewed beans are a delicious, nutritious, filling and culturally important Turkish dish. Cooked in different ways in each region, this dish is an indispensable part of Turkish cuisine. 

If you live in Istanbul and want to eat delicious butter stewed beans in an authentic setting, try Galeyan Restaurant. Galeyan Restaurant offers the best examples of traditional Turkish cuisine and has a menu that appeals to all tastes . You can make your reservation at

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