Wheat Boiled with Chickpeas

Hedık/Diş Buğdayı

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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

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At the end of harvest, women in Anatolian villages used to boil freshly harvested wheat with chickpeas to make hedik. Walnuts from the autumn harvest can add a unique flavor, but any nuts can be used to garnish, including pistachios, almonds, and hazelnuts. Some serve hedik with its liquid while others prefer to strain and serve it like pilaf. You can make it more savory or sweet, depending on your garnish.