turkish kisir recipe

Turksih Kisir recipe with bulgur..

* 2 cups of bulgur (fie or medium fine type)
* 5-6 scallions chopped
* 1 tomato chopped
* 1 green peper chopped
* 1 cucumber chopped (I know I didn't put any last Saturday but you may)
* 1 lemon juice
* 2-3 Tbs red pepper (sweet) or tomato paste
* 2 tsp cumin
* salt, blackpepper, red pepper to taste

Cover the bulgur with boiling water, set it aside. The water and the bulgur should be at the same level. While you're busy with chopping all the veggies the bulgur absorbs the water. Mix the paste and the spices thoroghly. After that just add the veggies. You can use lemon and vegetable/olive oil as dressing.

chick pea salad recipe

Chick pea salad recipe Turkish salad recipes..
* 250 gr. chick peas
* 1/3 glass sesame oil
* 2-3 lemons
* 3/5 glass olive oil
* 1 teaspoon red pepper
* 1 teaspoon salt
Soak chick peas in warm water overnight. Boil chick peas in a saucepan with a lot of water. Strain the chick peas and puree them. Blend the sesame oil with the puree of chick peas. Add lemon juice to the mixture until its taste becomes sour. Add the red pepper and salt. Mix the salad well so that it is liked mashed potatoes. Put the salad into a serving dish and add a dressing of olive oil and red pepper before serving.

yoghurt and cucumber salad recipe

Yoghurt and cucumber salad recipe


* 1 kg. natural yoghurt (unsweetened and unflavoured)
* 4 large cucumbers
* 1/2 glass water
* 1/2 bunch fresh mint or 1 tablespoon dried mint
* 6 cloves of garlic
* 3 tablespoons vinegar
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 6 small ice cubes
* 1 teaspoon salt

Peel and dice the cucumbers. Put the cucumners in a bowl. Pound the garlic cloves in a mortar with 1 teaspoon of salt. While whipping the yoghurt with a fork or whisk, pour in 1/2 glass of water gradually and mix with yoghurt. Add the cucumbers and garlic to the yoghurt abd mix again. Put the olive oil, vinegar and ice cubes into the bowl. Decorate the salad with chopped fresh mint leaves or dried mint.

turkish salads: shepherd's recipe

Shepherd's salad recipe


* 2 large tomatoes
* 1 small onion
* 3-4 green pepperones
* 2 cucumbers
* 1/4 bunch parsley
* salt to taste
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Peel, wash and slice the onion. Press the onion slices by hand with some salt so that the onion becomes less bitter. Rinse the onion under cold water and place in a salad bowl. Wash and chop the tomatoes and put them on top of the onion slices. Wash, peel and dice the cucumbers. Slice the green pepperones. Add the cucumbers and green pepperones to the salad. Chop the parsley leaves and put into the salad. Add the salt to salad and mix well. Serve with olive oil and lemon juice dressing

tarator salad recipe

Tarator salad recipe ... Ingredients:

* 1 glass shelled walnuts
* 1/3 glass sesame oil
* 1/3 glass lemon juice
* 40 gr. garlic ( 2 medium size heads of garlic )
* 2 bunches parsley
* 1 teaspoon salt

Put the shelled walnuts (cleaned and peeled), 2 complete heads of garlic (cleaned) and the salt into a mortar and pound well. Watch creafully to see that walnut oil is not secreted.

Mix the sesame oil and lemon juice well in a bowl. Add the walnuts and the garlic to the bowl and continue blending. Chop the parsley and add it to the bowl. Your tarator is now ready for serving. Serve in a deep dish. (If tarator is going to be served as a garnish, the amount of parsley may be reduced to half a bunch or omitted altogether.)

pumpkin dessert from Turkey

turkish Pumpkin dessert is a special and exotic desert.

* 1 medium pumpkin skinned and cut into slices.
* 4 cups of water
* 1/2 cup walnutes chopped

Put the pumpkin pieces into a big sauce pan. Cover the pumpkin with as much sugar as possible and let it rest overnight. Boil the pumpkin with the juice and the sugar over medium heat about 45 to 60 minutes. Cool it before serving. Serve with walnuts garnished on top.

Turkish Boza Recipe

Boza is a cold drink and very old tradational drink. it is a beverage made of fermented millet. recipe below

* 2 kg. bulgur (boiled and pounded wheat)
* 250 gr. bread yeast
* 1/2 kg. granulated sugar
Clean the stalks and stones from the bulgur, wash several times and cook in plenty of water until it becomes a mush. Remove from heat, cover with a piece of cloth to keep warm and let it stand overnight. Strain the mush which is almost solidified through the strainer. In another bowl dissolve the bread yeast in warm water, strain and add to the bulgur. Add the sugar and put in a glass jar or glazed pan, close to lid tightly. Once in a while stir with a scoop. After 3-4 days a not too sour boza will be obtained.
Put the boza in glasses, sprinkle cinnamon over and serve along with roasted yellow chick peas (leblebi).

turkish biscuits recipes

Flour biscuits recipe and it's Ingredients:

* 2 glasses flour
* 7 tablespoons margarine
* 75 gr. icing sugar


* 125 gr. icing sugar

Put the margarine and sugar into a bowl and knead until the margarine turns white. Add the flour while kneading to make into a dough. From dough into a long round shape on a wooden board, cut into pieces of desired sizes, form pieces into balls and place on greased baking sheet leaving 1 inch between each. Put in moderately hot oven to bake for 30 minutes. Make sure that the tops do not brown too much. Place biscuits on serving plate, frost with icing sugar and serve when cool.

turkish vezirs finger

Vezir's finger recipe and it Ingredients:

* t tablespoons melted margarine
* 1 1/2 glasses water
* 1 glass flour
* 2 eggs
* 1 egg yolk
* 1/2 tablespoon salt
* 1 1/4 glasses olive oil


* 2 glasses sugar
* 1 3/4 glasses water
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice

SYRUP: Put the sugar, water and lemon juice into a saucepan, and after melting the sugar by stirring, allow it to boil until moderately thick. Set aside to cool.
PASTRY: Heat the margarine in a saucepan, add the water and salt and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and add the flour at once. Stir the mixture constantly for 7 minutes with a wooden spoon. Remove from the hit and set aside to cool. When cool, add the eggs and egg yolk and knead or 10 minutes. Take walnut sized pieces of the pastry and form into finger shapes with hands wetted with olive oil. Put shaped pastry into a pan containing warm olive oil and fry over a low heat until it puffs up a bit. Turning the heat up to moderate, continue frying until golden. Remove pastry with a perforated spoon, straining out, the oil out and put into the syrup. 15 minutes later, take vezir's fingers out of the syrup. Place on serving dish and serve.

turkish helva recipe

Semolina helva recipe is my one of favorite desert..it is known as Irmik Helvasi in turkish

* 2 glasses thick semolina
* 3/4 glass margarine
* 1 3/4 glasses granulated sugar
* 3 1/2 glasses milk
* 1/8 glass pine nuts

Melt the margarine in a pan, add the pine nuts and semolina, and saute over heat a little less than moderate for 40-50 minutes while continuously stirring until the colour of the pine nuts changes. Add the milk and stir well, add the sugar and continue to stir. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, allow to cool for half an hour, stir the helva thoroughly with a spoon, put a plate and serve.

flour helva recipes

Flour helva recipes ingredients:

* 1 glass flour
* 1 glass margarine
* 1 1/4 glasses granulated sugar
* 5 glasses water

Heat the margarine in a saucepan very gently, and saute the flour until golden brown in the margarine for 40 minutes over low to moderate heat. When the flour turns light golden, put the sugar and water in a seperate saucepan and make a syrup by boiling gently. Add the syrup to the saucepan with flour and simmer for 20 minutes, then take out small pieces of the helva with a wooden spool, form into balls and place on a serving plate. Serve warm.

fried pastry with syrup tulumba recipe

Fried pastry with syrup is very delicious and special taste. it is well known and very cheap but quality desser. it is called Tulumba tatlisi in turkish.
* 2 tablespoons melted margarine
* 1 glass flour
* 3 tablespoons water
* 4 eggs
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/4 glasses olive oil
* 2 glasses sugar
* 1 3/4 glasses water
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Put the sugar, water and lemon juice into a saucepan, and after melting the sugar by stirring, allow it to boil until moderately thick. Set aside to cool.
PASTRY: Heat the margarine in a saucepan, add the water and salt and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and add the flour at once. Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spool and continue until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a ball. This should take 6 minutes, then remove pan from heat and set aside to cool. When cool, add the eggs and knead for approximately 10 minutes, using a pastry bag with a large nozzle, put 7-8 pastries in a pan containing the heated olive oil. Start frying the pastry over low heat, increase heat when pastry puffs up a bit and fry until golden. Remove fried pastry with a perforated spoon, draining away the oil, the put into the syrup. Strain off the syrup, place tulumba on serving plate and serve cool.

Tel Kadayif with walnuts recipe

Tel Kadayif with walnuts recipe.
* 750 gr. tel kadayif (pastry made into thin long thread-like strips; available at Turkish stores)
* 1 1/2 glasses of margarine
* 2 glasses of walnuts


* 4 1/2 glasses granulated sugar
* 3 3/4 glasses water
* 1 teaspoons lemon juice

Flake kadayif and place on a shallow cake pan, sprinkle crushed walnuts over evenly and spread the other half of the kadayif on top. Sprinkle melted margarine over and place in moderate oven to bake for 40 minutes.
SYRUP: Meanwhile, put the granulated sugar, the water and lemon juice into a saucepan and boil until moderately thick. When golden brown, take kadayif out of oven and sprinkle boiling syrup over immediately. Cover and allow to cool. When cool, place a plate large enough over the top of the pan and transfer kadayif onto the plate by turningit upside down.

Baklava with walnuts

hmm delicious turkish dessert : baklava and with walnuts.. very special.. recipe below Ingredients:
  • 1 glass flour
  • 1/4 glass water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/5 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/3 glasses starch
  • 1 glass melted margarine
  • 1 1/2 glasses ground walnuts
  • 2 glasses granulated sugar
  • 2 glasses water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Prepare the dough according to the dough for the baklava recipe. Place the dough pieces on each other on a woodwn board. Cut these pieces according to the size of the tray where they will be cooked. Grease the tray lightly and place one layer of dough over. Pour 1/2 tablespoon melted margarine evenly over the dough. Place only half of the pieces of dough on the tray so that there is one layer of dough, and margarine over that. When half of the dough is used up, sprinkle ground walnuts over. Over the walnuts place another layer of dough, spread some margarine, then another layer of dough, continue until all the pieces of dough are used. Cut the pieces of dough into the shape of baklava, place in a moderately heated oven and cook for an hour until the colour of the baklavas turn golden brown. Put granulated sugar, water and lemon juice into a pan, melt the sugar over moderate heat and boil for about 15 minutes until the mixture becomes a syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes, brush with but


2 glasses dried beans
1 1/4 glasses olive oil
1 potato
1 medium celeriac
1 large carrot
1 large onion
5 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon sugar
16 glasses of water
1/2 bunch parsley

turkish recipes: firstly soak the beans overnight in cold water. Drain and put into pan containing 12 glasses of boiling water. Lower the heat a little and coook for 30 minutes until the color of the beans changes. Remove from the heat and drain. Put olive oil and chopped onions into a pan and saute. Scrape the carrot amd slice in circles 1/2 inch thick. Add the carrot, the potato cut into small pieces, celeriac, garlic, sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of salt and the beans. Pour 4 glasses of water over, close the lid of the pan and cook over heat little less than moderate until tender. Remove from heat, place on a plate after they have cooled down, sprinkle chopped parsley over and serve.

Turkish Adana Soup

Adana soup is very tradational.. turkish recipes and foods
5 glasses of meat broth
150 gr. ground meat
50 gr. chick peas
1 large tomato or 1 tablespoon
salt-free tomato paste
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons thyme
1 tablespoon salt black pepper

Soak the chick peas in water overnight and boil them next morning. If you are going to use a tomato in the soup, peel and grate the tomato. Put the chick peas, the meat broth, the grated tomato or the tomato paste and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the saucepan and boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and black pepper to the ground meat and knead it. Make small meatballs of almost hazelnut size and put them in the boiling soup. Let soup simmer for 20 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat, add vinegar and, if desired, thyme, and stir before serving.

red lentil soup recipe from Turkey

another delicious turkish soup.. easy and delicious fresh soup..
1 glass red lentils
4 glasses of broth
1 glass water
1 tablespoon flour
1 onion
1 tablespoon margarine
4 slices of white bread
3 tablespoons margarine
2 egg yolks
1 glass of milk
salt to taste
Chop the onion, put into a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of margarine and saute. When onion is semi-sauteed add the flour and mix well. Wash the lentils, chop the carrot and put them in the saucepan. Pour the broth and water into the saucepan, add salt as desired and cook the soup for 30 minutes until the lentils are pasty. Strain the soup and pour it back into the same saucepan. Bring to the boil. Meanwhile blend egg yolks with milk well in a bowl and mix this into the soup. Remove saucepan from heat after 2 minutes. The soup is now ready to be served.
Cut 4 slices of white bread into cubes. Fry bread in a pan with 2 tablespoons of margarine. Drain off the margarine and put the bread cubes (croutons) on the soup.

Turkey Dawn soup recipe

Turkish dawn soup recipe:
500 gr. tomatoes
4 glasses of meat broth
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons margarine
4 egg yolks
1 glass of milk
salt to taste

Preparation :
Firstly put margarine and flour into a saucepan and place saucepan on heat. Then saute flour until it becomes golden. Laterly peel the tomatoes and chop them. Put tomatoes, the broth and salt into the saucepan. Almost 35 minutes later, when the tomatoes are cooked, pour the soup into another saucepan straining it at the same time. Bring to the boil. Blend the yolks of aggs together with the milk in a bowl. Lastly add this mixture to the saucepan and serve the soup.

turkish fish soup

fish soup is very special and delicious . i like it very much. recipe:
1000 gr. flesh fish
2 small celeriac
1 onion
4 carrots
4 big potatoes
1 bunch of parsley
2 eggs
12 glasses of water
1/5 glass lemon juice
1/2 glass rice
salt and black pepper to taste

Cut the fins off the fish and scrape off the scales. Remove the gills and the gut. Wash the fish thorougly under running water. Grate the onion. Chop the parsley. Scrape and grate the carrots. Cut the peeled celeriac and potatoes into small pieces. Wash the rice. Then put the fish in a wide saucepan, put the grated onion and chopped parsley on top of it, and add salt as desired. Pour the water into the saucepan and place it over a moderate heat. Boil the fish until it becomes tender. Take fish out of the saucepan with a skimmer and put aside. Put the carrots and potatoes into the saucepan. Add the rice to the saucepan and let it boil until the soup becomes somewhat jelly-like. In the meantime take the skin and bones off the cooked fish and cut the fish into big pieces. When the vegetables and rice are thorougly cooked, strain them and put them in a seperate saucepan. Heat the saucepan containing the soup and add salt if necessary. When the jelly-like soup begins to boil, put the fish into the saucepan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Lastly whip the lemon juice and eggs in a bowl. Take spoonfuls of the soup and add it to this sauce while stirring constantly. When the bowl is full, pour it back into the saucepan while stirring the soup. Remove saucepan from heat, pour it into a serving bowl, add some black pepper according to taste and serve.

rice soup with tomatoes

this soup is very delicious it is rice soup with tomatoes
6 glasses of meat broth
1/3 glass of rice
1/2 kg. tomates
salt to taste
1 tablespoon margarine

Preparation : frstly wash the rice and put it into a saucepan with the margarine, salt and the meat broth. Secndly place the saucepan on heat. Put one of the tomatoes aside and grate the rest. Then add the grated tomatoes to the saucepan. Peel the remaining tomato and cube. Put the tomato in a saucepan and let the soup cook for 15 more minutes until the rice softens. Remove saucepan from heat and serve the soup after topping it with chopped parsley. turkish recipe