|Muhammara with pita bread|
This recipe is from my mother-in-law Nevzat Ari, a retired art teacher. She is a great cook, but like most traditional Turkish women, most of her recipes are only in her head. Since my American & Turkish friends all like muhammara and asked for the recipe, I decided to attach myself to her right hand one day. I had to stop her just before she put “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” into the mixture, carefully measured everything and wrote it down. It was no easy task, believe me, as she tasted it she would decide to “adjust the taste”.
I hope you’ll like the recipe below. It is not low calorie, but definitely tasty and healthy. If you want to reduce the oil, I suggest that you add a couple of spoons of non-fat yogurt to keep it moist.