Vegan Maqluba

Delicious bulgur maqluba with a selection of vegetables, chickpeas and spices - a fine and delicious vegan lunch especially on a cold winter day

  • Main DishesType
  • EasyDifficulty
  • ±1 hourPrep. Time
  • 8Serving/Unit


Canola oil, 3 tablespoons
for frying the vegetables - as needed
Onion, 3 medium units
cut into cubes
Carrot, 4 medium units
without peel, cut into cubes
Zucchini, 4 medium units
cut into cubes
Cauliflower, 1 medium unit
cut into flowers
Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
for frying
Chickpea, 500 g
soaked and cooked
Dry bulgur, 1 kg
thick, washed with water and strained
Turmeric, 1 flat teaspoon
Cumin, 1 flat teaspoon
Salt, 1 flat teaspoon
Black pepper, 1/2 flat teaspoon
Parsley, 1 bunch
washed and chopped


1. Fry all the vegetables in a pan with oil until golden (each vegetable is fried separately and transferred to a colander).
2. In a pot with a thick bottom, pour the olive oil and arrange the vegetables at the bottom of the pot: start with the onion and arrange it flat at the bottom of the pot, and continue with all the other vegetables and the cooked chickpeas (the amount in the recipe is for dried chickpeas that need to be cooked).
3. Place the bulgur on top of the vegetables and mash slightly. Pour boiling water 1 cm high above the bulgur, add the spices and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the pot closed for about 10 minutes.
4. Lift the lid out of the pot, place a tray on the pot and turn the pot over (the word maqluba in Arabic is upside down).
5. Lift the pot and a kind of cake is formed.
6. Sprinkle over chopped parsley, and bon appetite (:

The preparation method also includes frying. The spices in the recipe are according to personal taste. The preparation time does not include the chickpeas soaking and cooking time.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 810 cal 144 cal
Proteins 35 g 6 g
Carbohydrates 153 g 27 g
Fat 13 g 2 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
Shalom Genish Recipe by Shalom Genish
Vegan Maqluba
Perfect vegan makluba from bulgur and vegetables