Today is the first day of Blogging Marathon #30 Week 2. I have selected dallying with dumplings as the theme. As per Wiki, dumplings are cooked balls of dough. They are based on flour, potatoes and bread. They may be either boiled, steamed, fried or baked. They may be stuffed with fillings or the dough is simply spiced before cooking the dumpling. Dumpling may also be sweet or savoury. So the Indian dishes which fall under dumplings are kozhukkattai, koftas, samosas and so on. Today I wanted to try out this turkish snack which is a fried stuffed dumpling. The original dish is meat based. I converted it to a vegetarian dish by substituting ground meat with crumbled paneer. The outer cover is made with bulgur wheat and the filling is made with crumbled paneer. The addition of hot water to bulgur wheat is a very important step in the preparation. If the water is more you will end up with a loose dough and if it is less then the dough will crumble. As I don’t get bulgur wheat here, I substituted it with cracked wheat. Prepare the filling first so that at the time of preparation it will cool down. I saw this recipe in Fox Traveller’s Food Safari. It tastes best when served with a wedge of lime. As I didn’t have it I really missed its tanginess.
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