Black Sea Bob Yakhnia is one of the typical dishes of Black Sea Cuisine and it can be described as a Stewed Beans with Vegetables. This dish is usually served for lunch as a main dish with white bread and marinated or grilled hot green pepper.
Black Sea Bob Yakhnia ingredients are white small size beans, red bell peppers, onions, carrots, celery (along with stalks), garlic, sunflower oil, tomatoes, tomato paste, flour (for thickening), mint (jojen, gyozum), parsley, red ground paprika pepper and salt.
The original recipe of Black Sea Bob Yakhnia comes from the South-West Coast of Our Lovely Sea but it has a lot of similar versions at South and North Coasts. The name of the dish originates from Turkish word «yahni» which means «stew».
Preparation stage of Black Sea Bob Yakhnia is simple but takes a long time. Dry beans are soaked for several hours (for some bean variety is better overnight) in the water before cooking.
Cooking stage is not too difficult. Boiled beans need to be slowly cooked with a dressing of stewed and fried vegetables. Usually it happens within 1 or 1 1/2 hours, but it all depends on the bean variety.
Dish can be served right away after cooking, but the real taste opens after 5-6 hours.
This dish is often prepared in advance. Traditionally, it is served hot, but sometimes served at room temperature with bread and with pickled, fried or fresh hot green pepper. It matches well with a glass of wine, ayran or Black Sea tea.
Cooked beans in the jars can be found on shelves in stores and this version helps to reduce the preparation and cooking time of the dish.
You can enjoy Black Sea Bob Yakhnia with friends and family in restaurants # BlackSeaCuisine or at home, as it is not very difficult to cook.
Black Sea Cuisine is simple, tasty and inexpensive.