Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Lunch-Bulgur Wheat
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Bulgur – 1/2 cup
Water – 1 cup
Onion – 1/2 cup thinly sliced
Green Chilli – 1 slit
Ginger garlic paste – 3/4 tsp
Tomato puree – 1/4 cup
Carrot – 1/3 cup grated
Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp finely chopped
Mint leaves – fistful (chopped)
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Biryani masala powder – 1 tsp (available ready made)
For the seasoning
Oil – 1 -1 1/2 tbsp
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 2
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Coriander leaves – 1-2 tbsp finely chopped
Bring 1 cup of water to rolling boil with a little salt. Pour it over the bulgur, stir and keep it covered. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. It gets cooked as it is already pre-cooked. Drain off excess water, fluff it with a fork and keep it ready.
Cut onions lengthwise and keep it aside. Blend 1 raw tomato and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and saute for a few seconds.
Add thinly sliced onions, green chillies and saute until onions turn transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes. Then add tomato puree.
Add grated carrot, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, biryani masala powder and salt needed.
Cook for a few minutes until the raw flavor of the tomato and the spice powder goes.
Add coriander and mint leaves, mix well and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with salad or any raitha of your choice.
Variations – You can also vegetables like peas, sweet corn, mushroom, capsicum and cauliflower.
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Can Godhumai Rava be substituted for Bulgur?
If you are substituting godhumai rava for bulgur, you have to cook it as it is not pre-cooked like bulgur. If you do that, you can substitute in place of bulgur.
Hi Padhu : I have always enjoyed your menu lists and tried a few which came out well. Thanks for the wonderful detailing!!!! What is bulgar called in Malayalam (or) Tamil ????
Thank you so much. Bulgur is partially cooked and dried cracked wheat. As it is imported, you will get it only in big super markets. Check my http://www.padhuskitchen.com/2015/01/tabbouleh-salad-recipe-tabbouleh-bulgur.html to know more about bulgur.
Thank you, we absolutely enjoyed this delicious recipe. It‘s the perfect substitute to rice biryani!
Hi . Can i use some meat ? Like chicken ?
Yes, of course.
Yes, you can use.