Knotgrass / Madimak

Knotgrass with Turkish Pastrami / Pastirmali Madimak
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Yes, this is the magical herb from Harry Potter, but this time it is turned into a very healthy dish. You can leave out the pastrami and turn it into a vegetarian dish too. Knotgrass is an edible annual herb, available only during spring.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Knotgrass with Turkish Pastrami / Pastirmali Madimak
Print Recipe
Yes, this is the magical herb from Harry Potter, but this time it is turned into a very healthy dish. You can leave out the pastrami and turn it into a vegetarian dish too. Knotgrass is an edible annual herb, available only during spring.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the knotgrass. Cut to edible pieces.
  2. Chop the onions.
  3. Add the olive oil to a large pot. Add the onions. Cook until they soften and then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the tomato paste and cook, mixing, for another two minutes.
  5. Slice the pastrami to small pieces. If not available you can also use sucuk, also slices. Or you can completely skip this step to make a vegetarian dish, which will be good as well.
  6. Add the knotgrass. Saute it, until it starts to leave off its water.
  7. Add 3 tablespoons grounded bulghur. Mix.
  8. Add about a glass of warm water+. Cover the lid.
  9. Cook first high, and then low heat until the bulghur and the knotgrass is cooked. Add salt, mix and close the heat.
  10. Serve with warm as a main dish with plain yogurt. You can also use yogurt with crushed garlic. Enjoy.
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