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Bulgur and tomatoes

bulgur aa banadoura

Bulgur and tomatoes or “borghoul aa banadoura” is a simple, yet nutritious traditional Lebanese recipe. While enjoying this rustic dish, one can munch on vegetable pickles, green pepper, radishes, green onions or any kind of fresh greens. According to personal preferences, one can also add a pinch of cumin, hot chili pepper powder or red pepper paste (sweet or hot). Some people prefer to enjoy it with a cup of yogurt.

Total Servings: 4

Preparation time: 1 hour


½ kg of tomatoes, diced

250 gr of coarse bulgur wheat (preferably whole)

1 small onion, finely chopped

½ liter of chicken broth

2 tbsp of Extra Virgin olive oil

1 tbsp of tomato paste (optional)

Salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation Steps:

  1. Fry onion in olive oil until it turns golden, over medium to high heat
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add chicken broth and cook until it boils (you can dissolve at this stage the 1 tbsp of tomato paste)
  4. Once boiling, lower the heat and add the bulgur wheat
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Cook until the water dries
  7. Serve warm or cold