Bulgur mejadra

Mjaddarat el burgul

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By Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Published 2020

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For many Palestinians and Arabs around the world, the answer to the question ‘What is your ultimate comfort food?’ is mejadra. It’s the food a lot of kids grow up on and, for Sami, it will always take him straight back home. Like so many comfort foods, it’s a humble dish: lentils, spices, and then a grain in the form of rice, most typically, or the bulgur or freekeh we’ve suggested here. In terms of what makes it so addictive, though, the fried onions are the secret weapon.

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