Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TABOULI / TABOULEH


This is a popular Middle Eastern salad. It has now become very popular in the rest of the world as it is very nutritious and healthy.

Ingredients:
Bulghur ( crushed wheat ) ... 1/2 cup
Parsley ......................... 1/2 cup
Mint .......................... few leaves
Spring onion ...............  1/4 cup
Tomatoes .................. 2
Onion ...................... 1 small
Lime juice ........... 2 tbsps
Zatar ................... 1 tbsp (optional .. I like to add)
Olive oil ............ 2-3 tbsps
Black pepper..... 1/4 tsp
Salt .............. to taste


Method:
1. Soak the bulghur in hot water for a few hours. (If it is not available you can use couscous) Drain the water well.
2. Chop the parsley finely removing the stalks and also the tomatoes, onion, spring onion and mint into small pieces.
3. Combine all the ingredients and mix the olive oil, lime juice, black pepper, salt and zatar. The original recipe does not have zatar, but I love the tangy flavour of this Arabic spice.
For variation you can also add cucumber.



15 comments:

  1. have heard of this tabouleh and mayb hd it also i dont remember now bt what is bulghur and what is alternate to that
    tht coucos isnot available here either

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  2. what is zatar.. never heard about it.. sounds healthy salad..

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  3. Meena, couscous and bulghur are available @ Hypercity..in case you don't find them try with crushed wheat..if it is very coarse then give one boil and strain it...alternately you may try out with thick wheat rava/sooji.

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  4. interesting salad,sound healthy!Don't have idea of crushed wheat,but seems like adding that makes the salad balanced with nutrients....

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  5. wow.. looks yummy n healthy...

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  6. yummy salad
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  7. super inviting and healthy dish

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  8. Healthy,wholesome and super filling salad,

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  9. Interesting and yummy dish...
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  10. I firseard this from Amina of Masterchef... Loved the way it looked... Urs look so yummy.

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