Um Sultan’s Quicker Maftool

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About


  • 2 pounds medium grind (#2 grade) white bulgur
  • White whole-wheat flour, as needed
  • Salt, as needed
  • Extra virgin olive oil


Soak the bulgur for an hour in cold water until swollen, then squeeze out any remaining water.

On a large tray, place a few handfuls of soaked bulgur. Sprinkle one generous handful of flour on top of it. Roll your hands gently over the bulgur with open palms in a circular motion for several minutes, until all the flour is clinging to the bulgur and no longer visible, and the bulgur has