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Wheat Pilaf with Chickpeas

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Wheat Pilaf with Chickpeas (
Nohutlu Bulgur Pilavı)

Chickpeas1/2 cup85 gr
Water5 1/2 cup1100 gr
Onion1 medium size75 gr
Butter or margarine1/2 cup100 gr
Tomato1 medium size125 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Bulgur 2 cup300 gr
Red pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr


Soak chickpeas overnight with 1/3 cups of water. Cook with same liquid for 40 minutes in a pressure saucepan. Set aside. Saute fınely chopped onion in butter for 5-6 minutes in a covered saucepan. Cut tomato into 1 cm (1/2 inch) cubes. Add to onions; stir well. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add chickpeas with cooking liquid, salt and water. 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 serving. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy358 cal
Protein8,6 g
Fat14,9 g
Carbohydrates49,7 g
Calcium49 mg
Iron3,57 mg
Phosphorus210 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium926 mg
Vitamin A701 iu
Thiamine0,19 mg
Riboflavin0,08 mg
Niacin2,55 mg
Vitamin C3 mg
Cholesterol37 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is one of the popular bulgur dishes all over the country. It is often served either for lunch or dinner or on special days. Rice may be substituted for bulgur.