Thursday, December 2, 2010


One of my goals while I'm here is to learn to make delicious Turkish food.  While at my friend Güleyse's house on Saturday night, I had one of my favourite things for dinner: Kısır.  Kısır is a super healthy dish made with bulgar, vegetables and salça (a red pepper purée used as a spicy sauce).  Determined to attempt cooking at least one Turkish recipe a week (or rather, a more realistic goal would be to just COOK once a week), I decided to make kısır to bring to my friend Kate's Sunday dinner.  It went over great, I consider this dish a success, and it's so easy to make.

Bulgar is a great, healthy option for vegetarians.  Combined with lentils, it forms a complete protein (something about Omega 3...that's what Colleen says).

To make the bulgar (Güleyse's recipe):

Ingredients (for 3 people)

3 cups of bulgar and equal amounts of boiling water.
5-6 tomatoes
2-3 cucumbers
1 onion
a handful of parsley
3 tablespoons of salça

Boil water.  While water is boiling, finely chop the vegetables.  Put the bulgar into a large bowl and pour the boiling water on top.  When bulgar has cooked and absorbed the water, stir in the salça.  It should be a pretty red color.  Stir in the veggies.  Pour on a little olive oil  and lemon juice.  Stir and serve.

Teşekkür ederim Güleyse!  Nefiste!


  1. sounds delicious, Kirbie. I wonder if we can find salca in Canada? I must look for it.

  2. Is that your photo? It looks great!