Almost Turkish Recipes

Bulgur Pilaf with Green Lentils (Mercimekli Bulgur Pilavi)



























A perfect bulgur pilaf recipe!

1/2 cup green lentils
1 cup coarse bulgur
5-6 sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
2-3 dried hot chilies, chopped
2 red or green chilies, chopped
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp tomato paste
4 tbsp olive oil



























-Boil 1/2 cup green lentils with 3-4 cups of water until soft, approximately 15-20 minutes, and drain. (!/2 cup lentils will make 1 cup after boiled)
-Heat olive oil in a pot. Add onion. Stir for 5 minutes.
-Add sun dried tomatoes, hot chilies, and green peppers. Stir for 3-4 minutes and then add tomato paste. Stir for another 3 minutes.
-Add bulgur, lentils, 2 cups of hot water, and salt.
-Once it starts boiling, turn it all the way to low. Cover and cook until there's no more water left.
-Cover the top of the pot with paper towel or a clean kitchen towel. Seal with the lid and let sit at least for 10 minutes before you serve.

9 comments:

  1. Burcu,

    Thank you very much for submitting this dish for VAM event!
    It looks delicious.

    Greetings from London, Margot

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  2. Your bulgur pilaf would be perfect any night of the week. It sounds very healthy as well as do most recipes from the Mediterranean.

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  3. A wonderful recipe that uses things I always have in my pantry. Thanks!

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  4. It looks very yummy :)

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  5. Very nice and appetizing. I love lentils and I should have some bulgur in the fridge. I am preparing to move, so my house is a maze of boxes of all shapes and sizes, and cooking in this chaos is a bit of a challenge.

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  6. Thank you all for your nice comments! I always try to find different ways of making bulgur pilaf, and I must admit so far this one is my favorite.

    Simona, good luck with moving.

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  7. Love bulgur with sun dried tomatoes... ANy chance of participating my Spoonful of Christmas event? I have extended the deadline for another month, so whenever you re in a Christmasy mood...

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  8. Hi İ have just moved to Antep and ate a lovely bulgar pilav with red lentils, do you know the recipe? It was served as a durum, but İ would like to make it just as a pilav. If you could post it İ would be grateful. Thanks.

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  9. Anonymous6:51 PM

    I made this tonight and it was a delight. Thanks Burcu!

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