Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bulgur Pilaf (Bulgur Pilavi)

1 cup bulgur wheat, whole grain large, washed and drained
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 tsp tomato paste (optional)
1 banana/green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp butter/oil
2 cups hot chicken stock/2 cups hot water and chicken bouillon
1 tsp salt to taste (1/2 tsp if using chicken bouillon)

In a medium saucepan, sauté butter/olive oil and onions for about 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Then stir in tomato paste and tomatoes, sauté for about 2 minutes. And then stir in peppers. After a while add bulgur and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add hot chicken stock/ hot water and chicken bouillon, and salt.Stir well and turn heat low when it boils. Close the lid and simmer till the bulgur absorbs all the water. Do not stir while cooking.Let it cool for a while with the lid on. Before serving, stir well with a wooden spoon. Then place to a serving plate and garnish with fresh parsley.

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1 su bardagi bulgur, pilavlik, yikanip suzulmus
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 domates, dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi domates salcasi (istege bagli)
1 carliston/yesil biber, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi tereyag/sivi yag
2 su bardagi sicak tavuk suyu/2 su bardagi sicak su ve tavuk bulyon
1 tatli kasigi tuz (tavuk bulyon kullanirken 1/2 tatli kasigi tuz)

Orta boy bir tencerede tereyagi/sivi yag ile sogani orta ateste 2-3 dakika boyunca kavurun. Sonra domates salcasi ve domatesi ilave edin ve 2 dakika daha kavurup biberleir ila edin. Bir sure sonra bulguru ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika daha karistirarak kavurun.
Sicak tavuk suyu/sicak su ve tavuk bulyonu ve tuz ilave edin. Kaynamaya baslayinca kisik atese alin kapagini kapatip, suyunu tamamen cekene dek pisirin. Mumkunse pilav piserken karistirmayin.Pilavin kapagini acmadan biraz ilinmasini bekleyin ve tahta kasikla guzelce karistirip servis tabagina alin. Taze maydanoz ile susleyerek servis yapin.


Em said...

I just tried this recipe tonight. It was delicious! Had a surprise visitor, my mother-in-law who loved this dish as well... Tessekurler ,-)

SKS said...

How many people does this dish serve? I am cooking for 4 adults and 4 kids and was wondering if I should double the recipe?


turkishfoodandrecipes said...


If you use 1 cup serving size then you'll be fine. However, if you prefer larger portions then you may want to half double it (use 1 1/2cups bulgur instead of 1 cup).

Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Great recipe. Thx.

rachmaree said...

Yum! Thanks.

Unknown said...

There is sthg seriously wrong in the translation!! there is no banana in the pilav:)) at all. I think it will fricking ruin the whole thing:) The wrong translation is, that it is a green capsicum, the once which are green and long; and NOT banana pepper!!!!!:)))))