Kishke Khadra Recipe
Kishke khadra is one of the delicious salads of Lebanese cuisine. In addition, it is satisfying enough to be eaten solo, especially in the summer. Dietitians know better, of course, but a look at the ingredients shows that it has a very balanced and healthy ingredient list. If nobody has any objection, I will add this recipe to the diet category as well.
We (in Turkish cuisine) use garlic in yogurt to make a sauce or use it as a flavoring in yoghurt salads, such as purslane salad with yoghurt or chickpea salad with yoghurt. In this recipe, onions are added along with garlic. This method was also used in several different recipes I tried recently. Based on my limited experiments, I can say that onions goes well with yogurt.
Though, onion and yogurt have always been indispensable for me since my childhood. When I was hungry outside of meal times as a child, the most common snack I ate was bread chopped into yoghurt. I was eating fresh onions beside. In my adulthood, this food became my favorite food in my loss of appetite due to illness. Although I love these two so much, it has never occurred to me until today to chop the onion into yogurt. I will do this more often from now on.
Use of Quinoa Instead of Bulgur
If you follow a gluten-free diet or want to include more quinoa in your diet, you can also use quinoa instead of bulgur.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 1/2 cup fine bulgur, washed and drained well,
- 1 cup of boiling water,
- 1 cup of strained yogurt,
- 1/2 cup ground walnuts,
- 1/8 onion, chopped finely,
- 1 clove of garlic, mashed,
- 1 handful of chopped parsley,
- 1 teaspoon of dried mint,
- 1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes,
For the sauce;
- 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil,
- 1 teaspoon of mint,
- 1 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes.
- Take the bulgur in a sauce pan and add water,
- Close the lid and cook over a very low heat until it absorbs all the water,
- Take the cooked bulgur into a deep bowl and let it cool down,
- Add yogurt, walnuts, chopped onion, mashed garlic, chopped parsley and salt and mix them well,
- Take the salad on a serving plate,
- For the sauce heat olive oil in a sauce pan, add the mint and pepper flakes, mix and remove from the heat,
- Pour the sauce over the salad.