Albanian White Bean Soup (Jani Me Fasule)

JanaBy Jana      

October 19, 2014

Albanian White Bean Soup (Jani Me Fasule) 5 5 1

A rich delicious soup. Good as a part of suhoor or futoor (iftar) the meals before sunrise and fajr prayer and after sunset & maghreb prayer during the month of Ramadan.

  • Prep: 12 hrs
  • Cook: 3 hrs 15 mins
  • 12 hrs

    3 hrs 15 mins

    15 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 5 Servings


1In a large pot add rinsed presoaked white beans and water. Bring to a full boil and cook for 10 minutes.

2In a skillet on medium heat add butter and onion. Cook until tender. Add to the beans.

3Add the tomato paste, chopped parsley, sweet paprika, and chili powder. Mix well. Reduce heat to low (or a simmer) and cook covered 3 - 4 hours. Adding more water if needed. Add sea salt, to taste.

4Enjoy especially after a day or two covered in the refrigerator! (Soups tend be better over a bit of time and this one benefits extensively).


1 1/2 cups dry white beans, washed, picked over, soaked over night, and rinsed

4 cups water

1 medium chopped onion

1/4 cup butter

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

1 tablespoon sweet paprika

sea salt, to taste

1/2 teaspoon chili powder (the mixed one)


1 Review


April 16, 2016

Best bean soup ! I add carrots and escarole right before it’s finished boiling. Yumm.

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