How to Cook Lebanese Bulgur With Tomatoes Posted by jesa on Jan 31, 2017 in Arabic Language, Culture
Marhaba! It has been a while since I last shared a recipe with you dear Arabic lovers. No worries, I want you all to know that my wife and I are still cooking very tasty Middle Eastern dishes and our friends keep asking us for more and more dishes, as well as recipes. Today, I want to teach you how to cook bulgur, known as dried crack wheat, with tomatoes the Lebanese way. This is a very popular dish in many Middle Eastern, Asian, and European countries. I got this recipe from my mother in law, and both our families have been using this recipe for decades. So, please give it a shot and let me know how it goes. You can easily serve this easy and very tasty dish with other Lebanese and more generally Middle Eastern dishes. My wife and I have and serve this dish with cold yogurt.
Bulgur with Tomatoes
برغل مع الطماطم
– Ground coarse bulgur (برغل خشن)
– 3 Tomatoes (طماطم)
– 4 tablespoons of tomato paste (معجون الطماطم)
– 4 medium onions (بصل)
– Olive oil (زيت الزيتون)
– 1 teaspoon of salt (ملح)
– 1 teaspoon allspice (سبعة بهارات)
– 1 teaspoon cumin (كمون)
– 1 container of salty Yogurt (optional)
Directions (طريقة التحضير)
– Wash (اغسل) and drain bulgur
– Peel and chop (قطع) tomatoes
– Dissolve tomato paste in water
– Chop onions
– Heat olive oil in a sauce pan and then add onions until they become golden
– Mix in bulgur and stir for a couple of minutes
– Add (أضف) tomatoes, spices, tomato paste, 3 cups of hot water, bulgur, and onions in a pot
– Let all ingredients simmer on a low heat with the lid on the pot for about 25 minutes. Add more water if necessary
– Remove from stove and leave the pot to cool down for 10 minutes
– Add olive oil to the pot and mix all the ingredients thoroughly
– Serve dish with yogurt (زبادي )and mint leaves on the side.
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Have a nice day!!
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How much bulgar is required for this recipe? I have two 8.8 ounce bags.
Thanks I am going to look for other recipes from you as my Syrian friend has told me many times that Lebanese food is the best!
@Ken Smith Salam Ken,
For this recipe, I use 2.5-3 cups, but some people use less or more. So, it depends on how thick you want the bulgur to be. When I use this recipe, i go for 2.5 cups! Good luck and tell me how the dish comes out 🙂