LOBIO WITH MARINATED CUCUMBER
The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make lobio with marinated cucumber.
Ingredients: 400 grams of kidney beans.
100 grams of marinated cucumber, 1 large tomato, 1 green hot pepper, 10 grams of fresh parsley (for garnish), 3 cloves of garlic, 2 onions, 1 large carrot, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of dried blue fenugreek, 4 bay leaves and salt (dependent upon personal preference).
Preparation: Soak the beans in a deep cooking pot of cold water for two hours prior to cooking, then drain water and add the bay leaves, salt and 1.5 liters of fresh water.
Cook on a medium heat until the beans are tender. Do not discard the water that the beans were cooked in.
Chop the onions and fry for 3-4 minutes in a little oil.
Chop the carrots and add to the fried onions and continue to fry on a medium heat for 10 minutes.
Chop the tomatoes and crush the garlic and add to the pan. Stir and cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
Add the kidney beans and the water they were cooked in, together with chopped marinated cucumbers and stir thoroughly.
Add the spices and salt. Stir thoroughly and cook for a further 10 minutes on a medium heat.
Serving: Serve hot, garnished with raw onion and chopped parsley.
Enjoy your lobio with marinated cucumber!
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