Friday, January 2, 2009

Kisir (Taboule-Turkish Bulgur Wheat Salad)

1 ½ cups cracked wheat (fine bulgur)
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/3 cup olive oil
1 ¾ cups boiling water
1 tomato, chopped finely
1 cucumber, chopped finely (optional)
½ bunch of fresh parsley/dill, chopped finely
2-3 leaves of lettuce, chopped finely
1-2 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup lemon juice
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp dried mint
1 tbsp salt to taste

In a large bowl place fine bulgur and add boiling water. Stir and leave bulgur for 5-10 minutes to absorb all the water. Make sure that bulgur is not wet. The size of bulgur should be doubled.
Meanwhile, place olive oil and onions in a skillet and sauté over medium heat. Then add tomato paste and salt, sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add this mixture to puffed up bulgur and combine them using your hands. Then add lemon juice, cumin and dried mint. Mix them all and let them cool.
Finally, add tomato, cucumber, green onions, lettuce, parsley /dill and mix them all.
You can serve Kisir with lettuce leaves. Kisir is also good to go with pickles or pickled chili peppers and Ayran.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 ½ su bardagi ince (koftelik) bulgur
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi domates salcasi
1/3 su bardagi zeytinyagi
1 ¾ su bardagi kaynak su
1 domates, kucuk dogranmis
1 salatalik, kucuk dogranmis (istege bagli)
½ demet taze maydanoz/dereotu, ince dogranmais
2-3 yaprak marul/kivircik, ince dogranmis
1-2 yesil sogan, dogranmis
1/3 su bardagi limon suyu
1 cay kasigi kimyon
1 tatli kasigi kuru nane
1 yemek kasigi tuz

Buyuk bir kaseye bulguru koyun ve uzerine kaynak suyu bosaltin. Karistirip, bulgurun butun suyu cekip pismesi icin 5-10 dakika bekleyin. Bulgurlarin islak olmamasina ve buyun suyu cekmis olmasina dikkat edin. Bulgur miktari suyu cekince iki katina cikacaktir.
Bu sirada zeytinyagi ve soganlari bir tavada orta ateste kavurun. Sonra domates salcasini ve tuzu ilave edip 1-2 dakika daha kavurun. Bu salcali sogan karisimini pismis bulgura ilave edin ve ellerinizi kullanarak salcali karisimi bulgura iyice yedirin. Sonra kimyon, nane ve limon suyunu ilave edip karistirin ve biraz sogumasini bekleyin.
Son olarak; domates, salatalik, marul/kivircik, dereotu/maydanoz ve yesil soganlari ilave edin ve hepsini karistirin.
Kisiri marul ya da kiviricik yapraklari ile servis yapabilirsiniz. Ayrica Kisir, salatalik yada aci biber tursusu ve Ayran ile guzel gider.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

3 comments:

The Other Tiger said...

Oh, I think this is one of the things I remember from my time in Turkey! And I might even have everything to make it in the fridge. Thanks!

turkishfoodandrecipes said...

Good news for you:)It is also very nutritious, I hope you enjoy!

Bethany said...

Just made this and loved it! It was sooooo tasty and yummy. I love the suggestions to serve it with lettuce leaves, pickles, and Ayran too. Thank you for sharing!