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- 1 1/2 cups fine bulgur
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon dry cumin
- 1/2 cup water, room temp.
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup walnuts crushed
- 2 tablespoon red pepper paste
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- In a bowl, add the bulgur and warm water and set sit for 30 minutes to an hour
- Transfer the bulgur through a food grinder a little at a time, with a clean bowl on the end ready to catch the ground bulgur dough. Note: if you do not have a food grinder, you can use a food processor. Let the bulgur soak for 2 hours until it is extremely soft so it is easily processed.
- Add the flour to the ground bulgur and mix well.
- Add the salt and cumin
- Add small splashes of room temperature water and mix in between until the dough comes together and it is NOT wet or sticky. You don’t have to use the full ½ cup of water.
- Use the tips of your fingers to knead any chunks of bulgur so the dough is smooth, you should be able to pick up the dough in one piece.
- Begin forming gnocchi or marble sized balls in your hand and lay out on a sheet pan covered in paper towels, continue until all the dough is used. You can dip your fingers in water every once in a while to keep your hands from getting to dry or sticky.
- Let air dry, meanwhile, make the sauce
- To make the sauce, combine the crushed garlic, walnuts, pepper paste, parsley and olive oil until well combined. Add salt if needed.
- Bring a pot of salted water up to a boil and add in your bulgur “gnocchi”. Let the water come back up to a boil and leave for 10 minutes, then strain the gnocchi into a strainer, and let them cool for 15 minutes.
- Once cooled, add the gnocchi into your sauce, mix well, and serve!
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