Chekhchoukha Constantinoise

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.

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