A bowl of soup on a bright green table with an embroidered pillow in the background
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Makhlouta Lebanese Stew

This Lebanese stew from Paris' Tawlet restaurant is comfort in a bowl.

Makhlouta is a hearty, warming stew of mixed whole grains. This vegan-friendly recipe from Tawlet Paris is perfect for lazy days because the ingredient list is made up of pantry staples you’ll almost always have in stock.

A bowl of soup on a bright green table with an embroidered pillow in the background

Makhlouta

Tawlet restaurant in Paris shares their recipe for a hearty mixed-grain Lebanese stew.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine French, lebanese, Middle Eastern
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • generous 1 cup dried white beans
  • generous 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • cup olive oil
  • 4 onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup coarse bulgur
  • cup green lentils
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • One day before making the recipe, rinse white beans and chickpeas, add to separate bowls, fill with three times their volume of water and leave to soak overnight.
  • Heat oil in large pot over medium heat; add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until golden. Add the bulgur and lentils.
  • Drain white beans and chickpeas and add to pot. Stir in cumin, salt and enough water to reach 4 inches above mixture.
  • Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until beans, chickpeas, bulgur and lentils are tender, at least 1 hour. Season with more cumin and salt to taste.
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