Sunday, 8 June 2008

BULGUR PILAV WITH AUBERGINES ( patlicanli bulgur pilavi )

  • 200 g bulgur wheat, coarse
  • 2- 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 aubergine, diced
  • 1 small pepper, chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes,diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 500 ml stock or hot water
  • Handful of chopped parsley and dill
  • Salt


First wash the bulgur, drain and set aside. Fry the onion in olive oil until it is brown. Now add the aubergine, pepper, tomatoes, garlic. Cook for 5 minutes stirring. Add bulgur, cinnamon, black pepper, tomato puree. Stir and pour hot water. Add herbs, salt and bring it to boil. Replace the lid and simmer on low heat for 20-25 minutes until the rice is cooked. it is very tasty either hot or cold. Serve with meat, vegetables and with salads when cold. Serves 4-6


This pilav dish is creamy in texture like in risotto.

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