Cracked Wheat in Tomato Sauce (Trahana)
Trahana is cracked wheat which has been soaked in milk and then dried in the sun on your rooftop. There are two types of trahana: sweet, and sour. Sour milk is used for the sour trahana. As Mamá is from an island where sweet trahana is made, I use sweet trahana in this recipe.
Put in a pot:
1/2 cup olive oil
1 onion, grated
4 tomatoes, grated (1 – 1.5 lb tomatoes, about 2 cups of puree)
Sauté for 5-10 minutes
Add 4 cups water
Bring to boil and add 1 cup trahana
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Boil for 40 minutes.
(If you make this with regular cracked wheat, it will of course be entirely vegan. I haven’t tried that, so I don’t know how it would be.)