Bean Yahni Soup (Jani me Fasule)

It is a paprika-spiced pot of white beans and onions, slow cooked until tender and creamy.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Albania
Keyword: beans


  • 2 cup dry white beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • chili powder
  • salt


  • Boil beans in hot water in an uncovered pot for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse and boil for another 15 minutes in a covered stock pot in 3 cups hot water.
  • Sauté onion in olive oil until it turns yellow.
  • Add 2 tablespoons bean stock from the pot along with tomato sauce, parsley, salt and chili powder for taste.
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until a thick sauce is formed, then pour everything into the pot.
  • Add chopped mint, cover tightly and cool for 2 hours over low heat, or for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker.
  • This should produce a thick juice, covering beans by inch.
  • Serve hot.

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