Bulgur Pilaf with Shelled Fava Beans
(Ic Baklali Bulgur Pilavi - Hatay)
3/4 cup Turkish bulgur, large grain, washed and drained
1/3 cup fresh fava beans, shelled*
2 tbsp butter or 4 tbsp olive oil
1 medium sized onion, sliced
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1 cup warm water
Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt
Saute the onion with olive oil for about 2-3 minutes. Add the fava beans, red pepper paste, warm water, bulgur, salt and pepper into the pot, stir. Cover, turn the heat down to low heat. Cook until all the water evaporates. Let the Bulgur Pilaf stand for about 5 minutes.
Serve the Bulgur Pilaf with Shelled Fava Beans with Garlic Yogurt Sauce by the side.
* Peel the beans out of the big pods. Then peel the outer shells using a small knife.