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Wheat - Lentil Pilaf with Olive oil

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Wheat - Lentil Pilaf with Olive oil (

Green lentil1 cup170 gr
Water6 1/2 cup1300 gr
Onion2 small size90 gr
Olive Oil1/2 cup100 gr
Tomato paste2 tablespoon20 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Bulgur 2 cup300 gr
Red pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Black Pepper1/3 teaspoon0.7 gr


lnstructions : Soak lentil overnight with water. Cook for 30-35 minutes or until tender. Set aside. Saute fınely chopped onions in olive oil for 5-6 minutes in a covered saucepan. Add lentils with cooking liquid, tomato paste, salt and water; stir well. Bring to boil. Stir in bulgur; mix well. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes; drain. Sprinkle with spices. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 20 minutes before erving. Serve hot or cold.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy431 cal
Protein12,5 g
Fat17,6 g
Carbohydrates58,1 g
Calcium45 mg
Iron4,52 mg
Phosphorus265 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium814 mg
Vitamin A112 iu
Thiamine0,24 mg
Riboflavin0,13 mg
Niacin2,80 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

This recipe is taken from Gaziantep. It is served often with "Sour Sauce".