After a long day’s work, when I am super hungry, I need something simple to cook. Also, if I have to cook lunch early in the morning before I leave for office,  a quick recipe is what I need. Bulgur is something I discovered in recent past. Yes! this late. Well, better late than never. I  like the simplicity of cooking it and the variety of flavors that it can compliment. I usually boil bulgur in enough amounts to suffice for evening (dinner) and morning (lunch). I store boiled bulgur in refrigerator overnight. Here in this blog is my first take with chickpeas, capsicum and onion.


1 cup boiled bulgur

1 onion cut in slices from end to end

1 red capsicum cut in dices

1/2 cup boiled chickpeas

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and blackpepper

Freshly cut or dried coriander leaves for garnish

Salt to taste

1 tsp oil


Boil the bulgur in salt water and keep it aside. Take a skillet, add oil and cumin seeds. Add onions and capsicum and fry till soft. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and fry for a few minutes Add chick peas, milk and bulgur. Cover the pan and cook till the milk gets absorbed in bulgur and leaves it moist (if you like your bulgur dry , leave aside the milk). Add garam masala, black pepper and salt ( be careful, as it was used while boiling bulgur). Mix it well and cook it for few more minutes. Switch off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.




3 responses to “Bulgur with chickpea”

  1. Aditi Avatar

    This looks delicious. What is Bulgur though? This looks like rice to me. Is there any Indian ingrediant that can substitute Bulgur?


    1. moody7foodie Avatar

      You will be surprised.. It’s our very own ahe old daliya or lapsi. It’s just broken wheat. But, I don’t remember making dishes like this or it looking so fluffy after boiling/cooking. Somehow, I remember it given to eat when someone is sick and also sweet versions of daliya.


      1. Aditi Avatar

        I thought so.. i make daliya quite often 😊but didnt know that its called bulgur…alternatively u can pressure cook it like khichdi.. super post..


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