Mujaddarah | Israeli Bulgar and Brown Lentil dish

Mujaddarah is a very healthy and delicious popular Israeli and Middle Eastern dish made with bulgar wheat and brown lentils which are high in protein and fibre and makes a filling and nutritious meal.

This week I will be doing recipes from Oceanic cuisine. As per wiki oceanic cuisine is of the countries bordering two oceans. I picked up the country Israel bordering Mediterranean and Red sea. The Israeli cuisine is always fascinating me especially the challah bread which I am too scared to try.

Nevertheless, not the Challah but still I will share three different recipes from Israeli cuisine. Mujaddarah is one such Israeli dish and is very popular throughout the country. It makes a filling and healthy meal to serve for lunch or dinner. This dish resembles our broken wheat khichdi and taste almost like it.

Blogging Marathon#78 Week1/Day1
Theme-Israeli Cuisine
Dish- Mujaddarah
SourceJewish Food Experience


Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A healthy and filling meal made with bulgar wheat and brown lentils. This is a perfect dish for lunch or dinner.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Israeli, Middle Eastern
Servings: 3 People
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1/2 cup brown lentil/masoor dal
  • 1 cup bulgar wheat/cracked wheat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped (I used dried )
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • water as required
  1. Wash and soak brown lentils in enough water for 2 to 6 hours.

  2. Heat olive oil in a pan or pressure cooker and add olive oil. Add onions and fry until golden in colour.

  3. Take out some onions for garnish and into the same pan add brown lentils. Stir and add bulgar wheat. 

  4. Mix well and add salt, pepper, cumin, lemon juice, and parsley. Stir and add 4 cups of water

  5. Cook on simmer for about 40 minutes or until lentils and bulgar is done.

  6. Remove from heat. Season with more salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with fried onions.

  7. Serve and enjoy. I served it with zaatar flavored labneh.

Recipe Notes

Add chilly flakes if you would like a spicier taste.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 plate
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 28.7g 10%
Dietary Fiber 12.6g 50%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 10.2g 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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9 comments on “Mujaddarah | Israeli Bulgar and Brown Lentil dish”

  1. Jayanthi says:

    Wow..this dish is so unique and the clicks

  2. This has been on my to do list for a while now..very nicely done!

  3. Sapana this is an awesome recipe. Looks so yum. Am sure even my daughter will love it as a healthy meal option. Bookmarked it.

  4. Vaishali says:

    Excellent pick ! Healthy and delicious , perfect one pot meal .

  5. Fantastic dish, Mujaddarah looks super healthy and super satisfying.. Beautiful plating.

  6. Looks awesome and since you say that it tastes like our kichadi, I think i will try this soon

  7. Preeti says:

    Very healthy one pot meal.. bookmark.

  8. Healthy share. Sounds like kichadi/BBB. Would love to try this.

  9. sounds like our typical khichdi, love the pairing with labneh! Healthy meal!

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