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Recipe: Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği

Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği is an incredibly healthy dish from Turkey. With the addition of potatoes, it is also quite filling. You could use either fresh garden peas for the dish or frozen. It is best served with Turkish pilaf.

Peas and Carrots or Bezelye Yemeği

1/2 kilo peas (fresh or frozen)
1 small carrot (diced)
1 small potato (diced)
1 onion (chopped)
1 tablespoon concentrated tomato paste (plain variety)
A handful dill or parsley
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a pot. Add onion, diced carrots and potatoes and fry until they are soft.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, dilute tomato paste, add paprika and pepper. Add more water.
  • Add peas and diluted tomato paste. Cover and once it starts boiling reduce the heat and simmer until peas are cooked.
  • Sprinkle with dill or parsley and serve immediately.

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