Savoury Bulgur Pilaf with Banana Chilli (meyhane Pilavı)

  • Savoury Bulgur Pilaf with Banana Chilli (meyhane Pilavı)
Ranked: 41st

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bulgur (coarse variety), washed and drained well
  • 1/2 x brown onion, chopped
  • 1 x small banana chilli, deseed and chopped into small squares
  • 1 tspn concentrated tomato paste
  • 1/2 tspn hot chilli paste
  • 2 tspn (heaped) massel stock powder beef style
  • 2 cups boiled water
  • 1 Tbls vegan margarine
  • 1/2 Tbls vegetable oil
  • 1 tspn dried spearmint
  • 1/2 tspn turkish chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tspn turkish chilli flakes
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Method

• Mix the stock powder and boiled water together in a bowl and set aside.
• In a shallow saucepan, heat the oil and vegan margarine and add the onions and chilli peppers. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt and fry them until they are fully cooked.
• Add the tomato paste, hot chilli pastes, dried mint, salt, pepper, Turkish chilli flakes as well as the stock you prepared earlier on. Stir carefully and make sure that both pastes are dissolved fully.
• Lastly, add the bulgur. Stir well. Put the lid on. Once it boils, reduce the heat and cook until all the moisture is absorbed.
• Remove from the heat and place a sheet of paper towel between the pot and its lid. This’ll absorb the rest of the moisture nice and easy.
• Serve warm and afiyet olsun (bon appétit in Turkish)

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  • YUM :-)

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    by Angela H. on 31/01/2014, 10:41
    Angela H.
    • It really is Angela my dear. I guess I’ll be making more of this in the future :)

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      by A. Gulden on 02/02/2014, 15:53
      A. Gulden
  • Delicious

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    by ANNA LINHART on 31/01/2014, 17:15
    ANNA LINHART
    • Thank you Anna. It is also husband approved :)

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      by A. Gulden on 02/02/2014, 15:54
      A. Gulden
  • Looks delicious!

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    by Emma Smith on 25/03/2014, 15:18
    Emma Smith
  • This is a Turkish recipe :)

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    by Nesrin Akkus on 25/03/2014, 15:47
    Nesrin Akkus
    • It is and I am kicking myself for not giving it a try before :)

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      by A. Gulden on 30/03/2014, 06:53
      A. Gulden