Bijug – Bulgur Patties in Tomato Sauce – a recipe from Sonia Tashjian

Sonia Tashjian

Sonia Tashjian, Armenian food expert and enthusiast, is a
never-ending source of interesting, delicious, and easy-to-prepare recipes from
numerous Armenian regions.

Here is one such dish which Sonia was kind enough to share.

Sonia Tashjian’s Bijug recipe – Bulgur Patties in Tomato Sauce

Bijug – Bulgur Patties in Tomato Sauce – a dish from the Sasun

Ingredients for bulgur patties:

1 cup fine bulgur (#1)

1/2 cup flour

Measure the following to suit your taste: garlic (mashed or
powder), red and black pepper, dry basil, dried thyme, and salt

Ingredients for the sauce:

3 medium onions, chopped

2 Tbsp. oil

1 Tbsp. tomato paste

Salt to taste


Combine the flour, bulgur, and seasonings to taste; knead
with just enough water for the ingredients to hold together well. Pinch-off
pieces and roll into balls the size of walnuts.

Flatten the balls and cook them in gently boiling
salted water. Remove from water and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Place patties in a serving bowl; cover to keep them warm.

Fry the chopped onions in the oil; add the tomato paste
that’s been diluted with enough water to create a sauce; add salt to taste. Bring
to a boil and pour over the flattened balls; serve.

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