Halwai August 22, 2018


• 1 cup – Bulgur or Cracked wheat
• 2 cups – water
• 2 cups – Basil leaves
• 1 – large tomato, diced, with all the juices
• 1/4 cup – Olive oil
• Salt, if desired, to taste


  1. Place the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the water comes to a boil, cover the pan and let the bulgur cook on low heat for around 15 minutes. Bulgur cooked this way has a softer, fluffier consistency. If you’d like it to be chewier, turn off the heat right after the water comes to a boil and let the bulgur soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. Place the basil leaves and tomato in a food processor and with the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil. The pistou will have a pretty runny consistency.
  3. To put together the pilaf, fluff the bulgur with a fork and then gently stir in as much pistou as you need to get your flavour kick.

Recipe courtesy of Vaishaly