Algerian Food – Loubia

Algerian Food - Loubia

Algerian Food – Loubia

Loubia, a flavorful Algerian bean stew, has its origins deeply embedded in the culinary traditions of North Africa. Originating from Algeria, Loubia showcases the rich and diverse influences of the region, reflecting a harmonious blend of Berber, Arab, and French culinary styles.
This hearty and comforting dish, centered around beans and aromatic spices, is a staple in Algerian households. Loubia's history is intertwined with the agricultural practices of North Africa, where beans have long been cultivated and celebrated in various culinary forms.
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Algerian
Servings 6 People
Calories 200 kcal


  • 2 cups white beans soaked overnight
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Preparing the Beans
  • Soak White Beans:
  • Place white beans in a bowl, cover with water, and let them soak overnight.
  • Cook White Beans:
  • Drain and rinse the soaked beans. Cook them in a pot of water until tender.
  • Cooking the Base
  • Sauté Onion and Garlic:
  • In a large pot, heat olive oil and sauté chopped onions and minced garlic until golden.
  • Add Tomatoes and Tomato Paste:
  • Stir in diced tomatoes and tomato paste, cooking until the tomatoes break down.
  • Incorporate Spices:
  • Add ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Simmering the Stew
  • Add Cooked Beans:
  • Introduce the cooked white beans to the pot, combining them with the flavorful base.
  • Simmer:
  • Pour enough water to cover the beans and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish Loubia with fresh cilantro and serve hot.
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