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Sautéed Chard leaves(Pazi) with Bulgur

July 24, 2020
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Photo by Saboush
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Pazi is a type of Chard leaves that Is very popular in and around Black sea coast of Turkey which is widely used in cooking sautéed dishes, pastries and making stuffed leaves.. It is related to Spinach and therefore its nutritional properties and taste is similar to that of spinach. This dish is very tasty without meat, but for those who prefer to have meat can add some minced beef. Garlicky yogurt topped with dried mint and chilli flakes enhances the flavour of this nutritious dish. —Saboush

What You'll Need
  • 2 bunches Chard, stalks removed shredded into 5 cm wide strips
  • 2-3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 Medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coarse brown bulgur
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, ground
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups Vegetable stock/hot water
  • Salt for seasoning
  • Minced beef (optional)
  1. Heat a shallow pan with vegetable oil, sauté the onions until soft and pink. If you are using minced beef, add them in and stir fry until brown.
  2. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes and garlic. Sauté for a further 5-8 minutes until tomatoes are soft, and then stir in the shredded chard leaves and sauté until the colours turns to a darker green
  3. Finally add in the bulgur and the vegetable stock/water, season and bring to boil and simmer until the bulgur grains are cooked.
  4. Serve warm with Yogurt seasoned with garlic/mint..

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