Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Turkish winter classic - Kapuska

When it comes to Turkish cuisine, everyone knows kebabs, döners, lachmachun or pide but these are the dishes that Turkish eat in restaurants. If you go to a Turkish home in winter, you'll find mantı ( dumplings), bulgur köfte ( bulgur balls), a great variety of vegetable stews ( turlu). Kapuska is a cabbage and rice stew. Very easy to make and it is tasty! When the weather is going crazy ( sleety!)outside it's really great!

What we need:

1 medium size cabbage
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
4 tbsp of rice
1 tbsp of tomato paste
1 tbsp of red pepper paste
1 chilli pepper
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of oregano
2l water
some olive oil

What we have to do:

1. Cut cabbage into pretty big chunks.
2. Chop the onion and garlic. Put them in a big pan or a pot and fry with a bit of oil for 3-4 min. Then add the cabbage and saute for 5 min. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add tomato and pepper paste, chilli, oregano and rice. Mix it all together and pour the water. Simmer for 10 min until cabbage and rice are soft. Serve and enjoy!

If you want you can also add some chicken, beef or turkey.
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2 comments:

  1. This sounds so delicious, Jolita. I was brought up eating lots of cabbage and I'm always looking for a new way to prepare it.

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  2. You've even made cabbage lovely to look at :-). Your recipe sounds wonderful.

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