Kuzu Tandur

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Kuzu Tandur ‘Kuzu tandır’ (koo-ZOO’ tahn-DUHR’) is the most beloved lamb dish in Turkish cuisine. It’s lamb so fragrant and tender, it falls away from the bone and melts in your mouth like cotton candy. Its name, ‘tandır,’ comes from the ancient technique of cooking meat in a special oven made from a pit in […]


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  Menamen Recipe This traditional “omelet” is a favorite snack you can find anywhere in Turkey. It’s a very flexible recipe – don’t be afraid to play with the proportions of ingredients. Have fun! Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 2 Ingredients 1 T olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion […]


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Stuffed Grape Leaves This is traditional Turkish dish called yaprak sarmasi, or just sarma, like most people in Turkey call it. Sarmas are stuffed grape leaves. They are the ultimate finger food and are often served as a side dish with a dot of yogurt. Serves 4 -6 Preparation time – 15 minutes Cooking time […]


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Pişi Hamur Kizartmasi/Pişi Pişi is a very simple Turkish, bread-like, fried dough snack. People in Turkey usually eat this for breakfast, but please, dont let that stop you from eating it whenever you want. =) Until recently, I had no idea that the official name of this dish was called Pişi. My mother and the […]


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Lahmacun Lahmacun, also known as Turkish pizza, is a spicy Turkish/Middle Eastern dish consisting of a ground meat/vegetable mixture, spread on a very thin bread/cracker-like crust. Ingredients 1 tsp. sugar 1 (1⁄4-oz.) package active dry yeast 2 cups flour, plus more 1 1⁄2 tsp. Kosher salt, plus more 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp. […]


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Gozleme Yay I am back! I bought a new camera and I am ready to share a new recipe. Ill be making gozleme this time. Gozleme is a hand-rolled Turkish pastry dish baked on a traditional Turkish sac, filled with various toppings varying from white cheese to potatoes. My version will be a not so […]

Çiğ Köfte

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Çiğ Köfte Let me introduce you to one of Turkeys favorite fast food dishes: Çiğ Köfte(Chi kofte). Raw ground meet mixed with fine bulgur, spices and vegetables, wrapped in fresh lettuce and more fresh vegetables! It took me quite some time (a few years at least) before I would actually try this dish. I am […]


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Köfte Recipe A Turkish staple, köfte is balls or patties of ground beef or lamb, and can be served stewed, in sandwiches, over salads, or plain with yogurt. These koftes can be cooked in a frying pan, on the BBQ/grill or in your oven. Have them with fresh pita bread and salad, plane or with […]


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Manti Recipe Ingredients (makes 4-5 servings) For the dough 2.5 cups of flour 1 cup of water 2 teaspoons salt   For the meat mixture 200 grams of ground beef (or any other kind of minced meat) 1 medium large onion 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1.5 teaspoon of salca (traditional sun-dried tomato and/or pepper […]

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