Dukan Diet Recipes

Recipe: Letcho

It’s not that hard to prepare a real letcho that is ‘dukan diet compliant’. Most ingredients are pretty easy to get.

The most difficult ingredient to find is extra-lean cured turkey (or chicken) ham. You need to choose only the most lean varieties. Just read the label and you’ll know.

Recipe: Dukan Diet Letcho

Summary: A full-flavored, aromatic, hot and warming letcho. High in proteins.


  • 350g of extra-lean turkey (or chicken) cured meat
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 3 medium onions
  • 1 small zucchini (courgette)
  • 2 tsp of tomato concentrate
  • 2 tbsp of cornmeal
  • 2 grains of allspice (pimento)
  • Spices & herbs: salt, pepper, dried sweet pepper, garlic, marjoram, bay leaf


  1. Dukan Diet Recipe: Letcho, Frying Cured Meat
    Cut meat into cubes and fry until brown.

    Preheat your non-sticking pan. Cut the cured meat into cubes and fry it until brown. do not use any oil. Put everything into a pot when ready.

  2. Dukan Diet Recipe: Letcho, Frying Onions
    Cut onions into slices and fry until transparent.

    Cut the onions into slices and put them on your pan. Add some water and a pinch of salt. Fry until transparent. Put into your pot when ready.

  3. Dukan Diet Recipe: Letcho, Stew
    Stew in a covered pot for 15 minutes.

    Cut peppers into stripes. Cut zucchini into cubes. Add it all to your onions. Add herbs and spices. Put into your pot. Stew for 15 minutes.

  4. Add tomato concentrate.
  5. Dukan Diet Recipe: Letcho, Stir
    Add cornmeal to make the letcho thicker

    Mix cornmeal with some water (half a cup is enough) and pour it into your pot. Turn down the heat, stir and wait until it’s boiling.

  6. Dukan Diet Recipe: Letcho, Ready
    It's ready!

    Turn off the heat and add marjoram. It’s ready. Enjopy your meal!

Quick notes

You can try doing the letcho without using any cornmeal if you want. The sauce will be less thick, but the dish will become so low-carb!

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Recipe & Photos courtesy of Gotuj z Aleex (a Polish Cooking Blog)

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