Burghul Bel-Bandourah

January 18th, 2011

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Burhgul Bel-Bandourah is a healthy and light dish prepared from tomatoes, bulgur, onions, and olive oil.

Let’s make Burghul Bel-Bandourah:

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1. Bring tomatoes.

2, 3, 4. Peel tomatoes completely, there is no need to use the method of boiling tomatoes then peeling them, it is very easy to bring a knife and peel tomatoes without boiling them. Do not discard tomato skins.

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5, 6. Cut peeled tomatoes into half.

7, 8. Remove seeds, and do not discard the seeds.

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9, 10, 11, 13. Cut tomatoes into chunks, and set aside.

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13. These are the tomato skins and seeds, put them in a deep pot, and add salt to them.

14. Bring them to boil over medium heat for 30 minutes.

15. After 30 minutes, strain and squeeze until you get all the juice out.

16. After straining, save the juice, and discard the skins and seeds.

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17, 18. Prepare coarse white bulgur wheat, rinse in several changes with water, and set aside.

19. Chop onion into small pieces, and set aside.

20. Fill a deep pot with 150 ml olive oil.

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21, 22, 23. Turn on heat, and add vermicelli and stir until golden brown in color, then remove fried vermicelli from oil and keep it aside.

24. To same olive oil, add chopped onion, and stir until transparent.

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25, 26. To the pot that contains olive oil and onion, add tomato chunks and cook over low heat until tomatoes release water.

27. Now, add the juice that you saved in step 16.

28. Bring the mixture to boil over high heat, then cover the pot and cook over low heat until tomato is cooked, soft and tender.

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29, 30. Once tomato is cooked, add bulgur and vermicelli (tomaotes should be boiling before adding the bulgur and vermicelli), stir then taste and add salt if needed, and allow to boil for few minutes then cover the pot and keep over low heat until bulgur is cooked, it took about 20 – 25 minutes.

31. If the bulgur is cooked and you noticed that the bulgur didn’t absorb all the liquid, so just turn off heat and cover the pot and keep until all liquid is absorbed.

32. At this point, the dish is ready.

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33. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve warm or cold with green pepper.

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Burghul Bel-Bandourah

From: Family Recipe / Servings: 4 – 5 People
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2200 g tomatoes

300 g coarse white bulgur
wheat

2 medium red onions, chopped
into small pieces

150 ml olive oil

2/3 cup vermicelli

Salt

To Serve

Black pepper

Green Pepper




Bring tomatoes.

Peel tomatoes completely, there is no need to use the method of boiling tomatoes then peeling them, it is very easy to bring a knife and peel tomatoes without boiling them. Do not discard tomato skins.

Cut peeled tomatoes into half.

Remove seeds, and do not discard the seeds.

Cut tomatoes into chunks, and set aside.

These are the tomato skins and seeds, put them in a deep pot, and add salt to them.

Bring them to boil over medium heat for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, strain and squeeze until you get all the juice out.

After straining, save the juice, and discard the skins and seeds.

Prepare coarse white bulgur wheat, rinse in several changes with water, and set aside.

Chop onion into small pieces, and set aside.

Fill a deep pot with 150 ml olive oil.

Turn on heat, and add vermicelli and stir until golden brown in color, then remove fried vermicelli from oil and keep it aside.

To same olive oil, add chopped onion, and stir until transparent.

To the pot that contains olive oil and onion, add tomato chunks and cook over low heat until tomatoes release water.

Now, add the juice that you saved in step 16.

Bring the mixture to boil over high heat, then cover the pot and cook over low heat until tomato is cooked, soft and tender.

Once tomato is cooked, add bulgur and vermicelli (tomatoes should be boiling before adding the bulgur and vermicelli), stir then taste and add salt if needed, and allow to boil for few minutes then cover the pot and keep over low heat until bulgur is cooked, it took about 20 -25 minutes.

If the bulgur is cooked and you noticed that the bulgur didn’t absorb all the liquid, so just turn off heat and cover the pot and keep until all liquid is absorbed.

At this point, the dish is ready.

Sprinkle with black pepper and serve warm or cold with green pepper.

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60 Responses to “Burghul Bel-Bandourah”

  1. Hannah says:

    Bulgur isn’t such a common pantry staple for me, but I’m always happy to have more ideas on using it. I really like the idea of combining it with a bit of pasta, so it won’t be such “roughage”, as my parents would say.

  2. Dimah, Your photos are not only beautiful (always so crisp, so clean, so lovely), they are also incredibly helpful. Thank you for another wonderful recipe and for the great tip of not using the blanching method for peeling the tomatoes for this dish. Perfect!

  3. Food Lover says:

    mmmm, yummyyyy, I love Burghul can’t wait to try this recipe, btw Dimah there is a better way to peel tomatoes and keep its benefits, check it out here:
    julienjulia.blogspot.com/2011/01/egyptian-koshari.html
    Hope you like that way it’s so easy and quick

  4. Umm Mymoonah says:

    This sounds really good and looks delicious too. I can learn lots of new recipes from you : )

  5. grazi says:

    I love it!!!!!

  6. Shima says:

    My favourite one!
    Burghul is so healthy and delicious..
    Cute presentation!

  7. wow Dimah.. i think i just learned how to cut a tomato in a new way.

  8. healthy delicious dish I love the tomato flavour with bulgur wheat

  9. Lisa says:

    Dimah you always have such interesting dishes and love your step by step.

  10. Tiffany says:

    This looks so healthy and delicious!

  11. Jay says:

    this is another must try dish for me…fabulous..
    Tasty appetite

  12. briarrose says:

    Beautiful, tasty dish.

  13. the whole vibrant red is stunning and very new dish to know :)

  14. rebecca says:

    looks great i admire the steps of peeling the tomatoes I would be too lazy he he

  15. What a wonderful use for bulghar wheat. I buy it to make tabouli, but I’ve never used it for anything else.
    *kisses* HH

  16. The ingredients sound so fresh and gorgeous.I love the bright pictures u have taken.

  17. Swathi says:

    Dimah,

    I am going to try this dish, looks delicious. Nice and healthy easy recipe.

  18. Christina says:

    This looks amazing! Healthy too!

  19. I am completely agree with Victoria,

    very helpful clicks,
    Lovely result!
    Barbara

  20. Dimah, This will be a nice dish to serve during Chinese New Year to surprise everyone. The presentation too fits the occassion. We love everything red:D

  21. Mateja says:

    What a wonderful dish Dimah! In our family we all love brugol and I love the way you prepared it! Yummy :D

  22. Burghul looks delicious with tomatoes. I don’t typically cook it with tomatoes but I think I will after seeing this.

  23. Sandra says:

    Oh Dimah, you always have hit posts, and this one is no different! Stunning photos, and wonderful recipe!

  24. Thankyou for the very detailed recipe! :) And this is a great idea to use up the bulghur-I buy it as a big bag and I usually use it for tabouli so I go through it so slowly!

  25. Medeja says:

    Dish looks nice. Do you eat it as a main dish or with something?

  26. Joyti says:

    That looks delicious, healthy, and comforting…all at once :)

  27. Dimah, this is a delicious, flavourfoul and healthy dish! Great clicks, too!

  28. Lisa H. says:

    Another great post… Thank you :)

  29. hénia says:

    My Lebanese friend once made this for me – it was delish! enchallah try your recipe Dimah!

  30. Sounds healthy and yummy though I never tried bulghur so far, thanks for the tip too….

  31. This looks so good! I really like the presentation of it in those adorable dishes. Really look forward to making this. Great Blog!!

  32. this dish sounds very good. love that you added vermicelli to it. thanks for sharing this!!

  33. Wonderful recipe for one of my favorite bulgur dishes! I dont use vermicelli but I love the idea.

  34. Joanne says:

    What a beautiful light and healthy dish! Just the thing I’m craving lately.

  35. Aipi says:

    That is one superb recipe, loving your presentation..

  36. Cook is Good says:

    it looks completely delicious. Never cookes burghul, but I guess I need to try!

  37. Dimah, this bulgur recipe is awesome!! And your photos are merely gorgeous!

  38. Zara says:

    A lovely, filling dish… must be especially enjoyable in winter days! Dimah, your version with vermicelli sounds interesting =)

  39. Katerina says:

    Sometimes from simple ingredients come the most tasty dishes. I love the colors.

  40. Cakewhiz says:

    Another great recipe that I am itching to try out. hehe. Your presentation is stunning! I LOVVVVVVEEEEE your pictures. They are always so crisp!

  41. Raina says:

    Hi Dimah. I have to say I really love your blog. You are introducing me to so many wonderful recipes. Your dishes always look so beautiful too, and I really appreciate your excellent instruction. This looks really delicious:)

  42. this looks delicious with tomatoes healthy dish

  43. Simply Life says:

    I wish I could enjoy this today!

  44. Reeni says:

    What a beautiful and delicious dish! I love the simplicity of it! I could stare at your pictures all day long.

  45. Raji says:

    Wonderful dish… so lovely presentation.. never combined bulgur and vermicelli … worth a try..thanks for sharing this.

  46. Becky says:

    I love your presentation and pictures as well as your wonderful dish!

  47. Sarah Naveen says:

    nice recipe..looks so delicious..

  48. subhie says:

    wow..this is such..healthy n yummy dish..n v interesting too!..lov d pics as usual!

  49. This sounds like a delicious dish with the mix of bulghur and vermicelli. And, I always love tomatoes!

  50. this is a lovely recipe– bookmarked !

  51. I’ve always wanted to try bulgur wheat and this looks like a particularly delicious way to do so!

  52. i prefer bulgur to rice (shhh, don’t tell my husband) and your dish sounds so good. I have to give it a try soon.
    thanks for sharing Dimah

  53. Looks and sounds amazing! I can imagine the intense tomato flavours in this!

  54. Cherine says:

    One of my favorite dishes, but i never tried it with vermicellli!

  55. Nadia says:

    I love burghul and this dish looks so healthy and satisfying. beautiful!

  56. Namitha says:

    Beautiful..Loved the way you have cut the tomatoes and used the skin and seeds :-) Thanks for sharing

  57. lena says:

    though i have no idea what bulgur is, this looks appetising. thanks for coming by my blog earlier. will visit here often. have a nice weekend!

  58. Dimah says:

    Hannah: Thank you!

    Victoria Challalncin: Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind comment!

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    Ellie (Almost Bourdain): Thanks!

    Sandra: Thank you so much for the lovely comment!

    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella: Thank you so much, dear! you have to notice that in tabbouleh we use fine bulgur, and in this recipe it is coarse bulgur.

    Medeja: Thanks! we usually eat it as main coarse, but it can be as a side dish if you prefer :)

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    lena: Thanks for stopping by! if you want to know more about bulgur so click here

  59. easy & healthy dish, love your stepwise pics…

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