This is a pure Turkish breakfast egg because we use Turkish spices and Turkish/Greek yoghurt. Make sure you get real thick good quality Greek yoghurt with minimum water content. If you use regular plain American yoghurt, result will not be the same. We top the yoghurt with the poached eggs. Then we pour the most amazing sauce, browned butter with red pepper flakes and dry mint. This butter sauce we use in many other dishes too Please see the detailed recipe below and add your question here
Amazing Eggplant Dip Recipe Do you like hummus? Do you like tahin? Then this recipe is great for you. If you know how to make hummus, then you know how to make this recipe. You just replace chickpeas with roasted eggplant. For me roasting is the best way to cook eggplants. In Turkey we roast eggplants and mix it with different ingredients. BabaGanoush is one of them. Naturally vegan and gluten free. See the recipe below.
Amazing, delicious and healthy dip recipe that you can use in your dinner parties. Naturally vegan and gluten free. This is a popular recipe all over Middle East and especially good companion in the Raki dinners as meze. We combine roasted red pepper with roasted walnuts. Then we add pomegranate molasses which can be found in Middle Eastern grocery stores. If you can find please also add pepper paste which is also popular product in Middle Eastern grocery stores. All you need to do is some grilling and mixing ingredients in the food processor. Some ingredients like cumin and tahini is optional, so add these ingredients if you really like them:) If you have grill roast red peppers there or bake them in the oven. You can also buy roasted peppers from the store. If you do not have time to roast walnuts, you can add them raw. It will still be delicious See the recipe below
Mücver is a very popular zucchini patties that we eat as meze at homes and restaurants. It is usually made with fresh dill but my version uses fresh mint and parsley , you can use the herb you like..I actually learned this version from a very popular Greek restaurant in San Francisco , Kokkari.See the recipe below .
Super easy, delicious salad that you can make with can of white beans , of course if you cook beans from scratch , even better .We call this dish “tahinli piyaz”.We make “piyaz” salad with white beans , this version uses Tahini.Naturally vegan and gluten free.. .
Lahmacun is one of the dishes that we out in kebab restaurants. It is not very typical home food since we can find it everywhere easily and cheap. But if there are no kebab restaurants around and want to make it at home , this recipe will give you kebab restaurant taste and quality. We basically mix ground beef with tomato, peppers, onion, garlic, parsley and herbs and add this mix to the dough and cook it in the non-stick pan You can make the mix couple hours ahead You can make the lahmacun into smaller sizes too as mezes
One of my favorite soups that my mom used to make for us. Super delicious, healthy and easy to make. Make sure you use good Greek yoghurt with less amount of water
In Turkey we use yoghurt as part of many sauces. We also cook with yoghurt in different dishes. This cauliflower dish is one of them. We boil cauliflower to soften it little bit and mix it with spring onions, yoghurt sauce topped with cheese and finish it in the oven.
Turkish homes use vegetables more than meat. We also make lots of different vegetable salads. This recipe uses root of the celery with yoghurt sauce combines with walnuts. It is a healthy side dish that you can eat with your main dishes. It is also served as meze. I serve it next to Green Lentil Dish, they combine each other very well and creates a complete nutritious meal.
This is a very easy and delicious stew that incorporates green lentil, orzo and cumin. Orzo is optional but it enhances taste of green lentils. It is one of the popular dishes at Turkish homes because it is very quick to do if you have soaked lentils a night before. We eat it as a main dish with other dishes like root celery salad. It is a protein dish without any need for meat. You can use chicken, meat or vegetable stock when you cook it. Or you can just use plain water and you will still have a delicious and nutritious dish. With plain water or vegetable stock this dish becomes a simple vegan dish.