Mjadra hamra, a specialty of South Lebanon, made of red lentils and coarse wheat bulgur. What sides would you have with it?
One pot Mjadara!
3 big onions, finely chopped (preferably in a food processor if not its fine but they have to be very fine)
2 cups small lentils عدس احمر
1.5 cups coarse whole wheat bulgur (برغل اسمر خشن)
Salt, black pepper and cumin to taste
1/3 cup good quality olive oil
Heat a wide pan, when its hot add the olive oil and onions and salt , cover and stir frequently
Leave till 1/2 of the onions blacken (half burned literally coz thats what give the Mjadara its brown color)
Add the washed, drained lentils and stir to combine with onions
Add cumin and black pepper
Add water 3 cm above the lentils
When the water boils, decrease the heat, cover and simmer till the lentils are well cooked
Wash and drain the bulgur
Add to the pan, stir, cover for 10-15 mn till the bulgur softens!
Serve with salad/yogurt/a mix of fresh vegetables, olives and makdous 😍👌 .