Chekhchoukha is a traditional Algerian dish, served on special occasions. It’s a delicious combination of cooked wheat, fresh tomatoes and herbs. The name comes from the Arabic words for ‘dish’ and ‘wheat’. Here’s how to make it.
- In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup of cooked wheat, 2 chopped tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of oregano and 1 teaspoon of cumin.
- Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the tomato mixture to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add ½ cup of water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving.