Pilaki is a style of Turkish meze and may refer to several dishes that are cooked in a sauce made out of onion, garlic, carrot, potato, tomato or tomato paste, sugar, and olive oil. Beans prepared in this style (fasulye pilaki, with white beans, or barbunya pilaki, with borlotti beans) are served cold, garnished with parsley and slices of lemon. Fish pilaki is also a popular recipe. In Greek cuisine, this style is known as plaki.
- Gigandes plaki, a similar Greek dish
- Piyaz, another Turkish bean dish
- Rajma, an Indian dish.
- Red beans and rice, a Louisiana Creole specialty.
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