Red pepper bulgur


  • Bulgur wheat (1 large coffee mug)
  • Red bell pepper
  • One large white onion
  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • Dried parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chicken stock cube
  • Hot water from kettle
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped/crushed
  • Tomato purée/red pepper paste
  • Red pepper spice/paprika


First I dice my onions and pepper up and sauté them in large saucepan with a little olive oil until soft. While they’re cooking, slowly add the crushed garlic to avoid it burning and tasting bitter.

while these are cooking, boil up the chickpeas in a small saucepan in some boiling water until nice and soft then add them to the cooked peppers, onions and garlic pan.

Once the mixture is soft you can now add tomato purée, 2 teaspoon of dried parsley, red pepper or paprika spice and stir well! Now add a mug full of bulgur wheat with two cups of boiling water (in one of the cups of boiling water you want to add your chicken stock and stir it until it’s dissolved) once the water is in give it a gentle but good stir to bring everything together, cover the pan with a lid and bring to the boil. Once it’s reached boiling point, give it a gentle but quick stir and get the lid back on so not to lose too much steam. Now transfer the pan to the smallest ring on the lowest setting and leave it until nearly all the water has been absorbed. Very gently but quickly lift the lid, gently stir through and if all the water is nearly gone return the lid, turn off the heat and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes to finish off cooking in its own heat and steam.

After this time, lift the lid, fluff up the bulgur and add more salt & pepper if required to taste. It should be nice and soft and not crunchy.

The water bulgur ratio I use is 1 cup bulgur to 2 cups water.

Enjoy and keep me leave me a comment if you tried my recipe.


Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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  1. Hello, I’m new on your blog. And feel so happy that I see this recipe. My neighbour lovely Teyze used to cook it and I just looooove it. I think it’s a must a try. Thank you again ☺

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    1. You’re very welcome sumiyah I love it too. I’ve got lots more recipes and things to add but I’m trying to work around my children and daily life so keep following and feel free to let me know if there’s anything you want to know how to make and maybe I can help xx


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