Kisir is something that we usually eat at my boyfriend’s parents’ house as a snack or part of a meal. It’s a Turkish dish that is available at Turkish counters and delis here in Germany. It’s similar to Tabbouleh, but spicier. The main ingredients are bulgur, spring onions, and parsley. We decided to try to replicate this on our own. Not knowing where to look (and not even knowing the name of the dish initially), I Googled “Turkish cooking blogs” and did a bit of research. In Turkey, Kisir is very versatile — it can be eaten as a meal on its own, or as an accompaniment to afternoon tea!
The recipe is loosely based on this one. It’s quick and very easy dish to make. We tweaked it to our preferences and we did cheat slightly by buying Sambal Oelek, a chili paste. The Kisir turned out delicious, although slightly too garlicky (never thought I would write that!). We both LOVE garlic but it is definitely slightly overpowering in this dish, so next time we will put in less garlic.