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How to make Şiş Kebap: Turkish Seekh Kebab

Turkish Seekh Kebabs are famous worldwide because it contains juicy minced meat cooked on a grill. It is crucial to line the Seekh Kebabs on skewers and place them on the grill. The smoky, tender, juicy, and flavorful kebabs satisfy your taste buds. Here is the list of ingredients and instructions to make Turkish Seekh Kebabs.


  • One kilogram of beef
  • 300 grams of tail fat
  • One glass of milk
  • One dessert spoon of red pepper flakes
  • 50 ml of oil
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon of thyme
  • A half teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • One tablespoon of tomato paste
  • Four cloves of garlic – grated


  1. Chop the beef into smaller pieces
  2. Put the chopped beef into a bowl
  3. Now add the milk and chop the tail fat
  4. Use a stretch film to cover the bowl
  5. Place the meat in the fridge for five to six hours
  6. Take the meat out and put it in another bowl
  7. Add olive oil, salt, thyme, red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, grated garlic, and tomato paste
  8. Mix these ingredients with the meat
  9. Put meat on skewers and two pieces of tail fat on each skewer
  10. You can add peppers, tomatoes, and onions to skewers
  11. Cook the meat on the grill for 30 minutes
  12. The delicious kebabs are ready to serve

How to make Menemen: Turkish Egg Delicacy

Menemen is a Turkish-inspired egg dish similar to how people in Mexico and Latin America prepare eggs for breakfast. However, Menemen is unique, versatile, and delicious, thanks to the Aleppo chilies, spices, and feta cheese. Here are the ingredients and instructions to make Menemen. Read on!


  • One tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup of onion – chopped
  • Two tablespoons of red bell pepper – diced
  • Two tablespoons of Aleppo chilies – diced
  • A half teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • One teaspoon of minced garlic
  • ¼ cup of tomato – chopped
  • Three large eggs
  • One tablespoon of basil leaves – sliced
  • One tablespoon of feta cheese – crumbled
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat
  2. Add bell pepper, chilies, onion, and red pepper flakes
  3. Cook until onions are soft for six minutes
  4. Now add garlic and cook for one minute
  5. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper
  6. Cook until tomatoes are softened for six minutes
  7. Add eggs to the skillet and avoid mixing
  8. Cook for five minutes and top with feta cheese and basil

Note: If you don’t like Aleppo peppers, you can use green bell peppers. Likewise, you can substitute parsley or cilantro for the basil.

How to make Lahmacun: Turkish Style Pizza

Lahmacun is a Turkish-style pizza and one of the most complex recipes. It is not easy to make, but if you follow the instructions in this post, you will make a delicious and flavorful Turkish-style pizza without hassle. Read on!


You will need the following ingredients for lamb sauce

  • One teaspoon of garlic – chopped
  • One yellow onion – chopped
  • Three tablespoons of fresh basil – chopped
  • A half cup of fresh parsley – chopped
  • A half teaspoon of paprika
  • A half teaspoon of ground coriander seed
  • A half teaspoon of ground cumin
  • A half teaspoon of diced green bell pepper
  • A half cup of chopped red bell pepper
  • A half lemon – juiced
  • Four teaspoons of olive oil
  • Four plum tomatoes
  • One pound of lean lamb – ground
  • Six tablespoons of tomato paste
  • Cayenne pepper and salt to taste

You will need the following ingredients for the dough

  • Three or four teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • A half teaspoon of white sugar
  • One cup of warm water
  • Five cups of all-purpose flour
  • Two teaspoons of salt
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • A half cup of water

You will need these ingredients for garlic sauce

  • One cup of plain yogurt
  • A half teaspoon of fresh parsley – chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic – crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

You will need these ingredients for garnishing

  • One cup of green cabbage – shredded
  • One cup of red cabbage – shredded


  1. Add garlic, basil, onion, mint, parsley, paprika, cumin, bell peppers, coriander, olive oil, and lemon juice in a food processor
  2. Heat a large-sized skillet over high-medium heat
  3. Pulse all veggies to make them finely chopped
  4. Add tomatoes and process to make a thick puree
  5. Now place the lamb in the skillet and decrease the heat to medium
  6. Add tomato paste and puree and mix well
  7. Cook the lamb for ten to fifteen minutes
  8. Stir in salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  9. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and set aside
  10. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator
  11. Dissolve sugar and yeast in one cup of warm water
  12. Add flour and salt and mix in a bowl
  13. Add veggies oil and a half cup of water to the yeast mixture
  14. Now pour the mixture over the flour
  15. Mix the dough using your hands
  16. Knead the dough for eight minutes
  17. Next, shape the dough into a ball
  18. Remove the lamb sauce from the fridge
  19. Prepare the garlic sauce by combining parsley, yogurt, salt, pepper, and crushed garlic and then stir well and set aside
  20. After punching the dough, transfer it to a work surface with flour
  21. Now cut the dough into ten portions
  22. Shape each one into a round and flatten it using your hand
  23. Place the rounds on the parchment paper
  24. Now preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  25. Add the lamb sauce and spoon it onto the dough
  26. Spread to the edges and bake pizzas on baking sheets lined with paper
  27. Bake pizzas for eight to ten minutes
  28. Now place them on a wire rack and set them aside to cool
  29. You can store the pizzas in an airtight container and refrigerator for three days or freezer for three months
  30. Place the pizzas at 350 degrees Fahrenheit to reheat pizzas for eight minutes
  31. Drizzle with garlic sauce and top with shredded cabbage to assemble Lahmacun
  32. Serve the delicious Turkish-style pizza

How to make Kofta: Turk’s Meatballs

Turkish meatballs, also known as kofta, are famous worldwide. It contains lamb, whole wheat bread, eggs, garlic, cumin, olive oil, black pepper, and salt. Here is the list of ingredients and instructions to make Turkish meatballs.


  • Two slices of whole-wheat bread
  • One pound of lean lamb – ground
  • One egg
  • Two tablespoons of fresh parsley – chopped
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • One teaspoon of cumin – ground
  • One teaspoon of mint – dried
  • A half teaspoon of ground allspice
  • A half teaspoon of salt
  • A half teaspoon of black pepper – ground
  • One tablespoon of olive oil


  1. Start the process by tearing up bread slices in a food processor
  2. Add egg and ground lamb and blend again
  3. Add garlic, parsley, mint, cumin, allspice, pepper, and salt
  4. Roll the mixture into the smaller meatballs
  5. Heat olive oil in a large-sized skillet over medium-high heat
  6. Cook meatballs in the skillet for five to ten minutes per batch
  7. Transfer the meatballs to a plate lined with a paper towel

Note: We recommend refrigerating meatballs 60 minutes before to save time when cooking.

Manti: Mini Ravioli – Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Manti, also known as Mini Ravioli, is one of Turkey’s most unique and delicious dishes. It is a traditional Turkish recipe, but people worldwide who love Turkish food make this dish at their homes. Here is the list of ingredients and instructions to make Manti. Read on!


You will need the following ingredients for the dough

  • Two glasses of flour
  • One egg
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • A half glass of water

You will need these ingredients for filling

  • Two onions
  • 300 grams of minced meat
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One dessertspoonful of red pepper – ground
  • One teaspoon of black pepper – ground

You will need these ingredients for the sauce

  • Two glasses of yogurt
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • 150 grams of butter


  1. Add flour, water, salt, and egg to a bowl and knead it
  2. Once kneaded, divide the dough into equal parts
  3. Set aside for 10-15 minutes
  4. Chop the onions into smaller pieces and add to the bowl
  5. Add ground black pepper, red pepper, and minced meat to the bowl
  6. Knead together and roll out the dough using a rolling pin
  7. Cut the dough into 1.5cm wide squares
  8. Add the filling ingredients in each square and close the edges
  9. Add some flour to the tray
  10. Next, add the squares to the tray
  11. Add water to the pot and boil it
  12. Add the Manti squares and boil
  13. Use a strainer to take out the Manti
  14. Mix yogurt and two cloves of garlic for the sauce
  15. Pour the mixture on the Manti
  16. Fry the butter and apply it to the Manti
  17. Enjoy the delicious Manti

How to make Mozaik Pasta: Chocolate Cake

Mozaik Pasta has a deliciously chocolaty flavor. It is an integral part of Turkish urban cuisine. Although Mozaik pasta is not an original Turkish dish, it is one of the favorite desserts to enjoy after meals. Here are the ingredients and instructions to make Mozaik Pasta. Read on!


  • One cup of sugar
  • One pound of petit beurre biscuits
  • A half cup of cocoa powder
  • One tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • Four eggs
  • One cup of butter
  • Three ounces of bitter chocolate


  1. Start the process by breaking the petit beurre biscuits into small-sized squares and setting aside
  2. Now, melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler or microwave
  3. Whisk cocoa powder, vanilla, and sugar into the chocolate and butter mixture
  4. Next, whisk eggs and combine all ingredients to make a thick paste
  5. Use a large bowl to mix broken pieces of biscuits and chocolate mixture
  6. Use a clean plastic sheet to line the loaf pan
  7. Now fill the pan and pack the mixture down using the back of the spoon
  8. Smooth the top, close the edges and cover the top with plastic
  9. Place the Mozaik cake in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight
  10. Remove the cake from the fridge and unwrap the plastic cover
  11. Slice the cake based on your preferences
  12. Serve the cake and place the remaining one in the refrigerator

Note: We recommend placing the remaining cake in the fridge by covering it with plastic. You can refrigerate the Mozaik cake for a few days.

Halva: Unique Halwa – Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Halva is a traditional dish made in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. However, it is also famous in Turkey, and people consume it regularly as a dessert after meals to satisfy their sweet teeth. Today’s article will give you a simple list of ingredients and instructions to make a unique Turkish Halwa. Read on!


  • Two cups of water
  • One cup of sugar
  • 50 grams of butter
  • One cup of flour
  • ¼ cup of peanuts or walnuts
  • Ground pistachio for topping


  1. Add water and sugar to a pot and then bring it to a boil
  2. Over medium-low heat, simmer the ingredients and then remove them from the heat
  3. Use another large pot to melt the butter
  4. Make sure you use a non-stick pot
  5. Now, add flour and peanuts to the flour
  6. Cook over low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes
  7. Continue stirring until you feel a toasted aroma
  8. Reduce the heat and add the boiling syrup to the pot
  9. Use a wooden spoon to stir the syrup until you achieve a smooth texture
  10. The purpose is to make a thicker pudding
  11. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  12. Add the halwa to small cups and top with coconut flakes, pistachio, or cinnamon
  13. Serve the delicious Turkish halwa
  14. Enjoy the dish with your family or friends

How to Make Lokum: Yummy Jellies – Turkish delight candy

Lokum, also known as yummy jellies and Turkish delight candy, has a gummy texture and a soft squishy appearance. It contains powdered sugar and pistachios, making the yummy jellies delicious. Let us give you the list of ingredients and instructions to make Lokum. Read on!


  • Four cups of sugar–granulated
  • Four cups of water
  • Three tablespoons of lemon juice
  • One or two cups of cornstarch
  • One teaspoon of tartar cream
  • Two tablespoons of rosewater
  • One or two teaspoons of raspberry extract
  • A half teaspoon of salt
  • One or two teaspoons of orange extract
  • ¼ cup of pistachios – chopped
  • One cup of sugar–powdered
  • Four to six drops of red food coloring


  1. Set two large 4-6 quart pots on the stove
  2. Attach a thermometer to the stock pot
  3. Now, set out a baking dish
  4. Use a foil for lining
  5. Now spray it with nonstick cooking spray and set aside
  6. Add one or two cups of water and four cups of sugar to the pot
  7. Set on high heat and boil until the sugar syrup temperature is 240 degrees Fahrenheit
  8. Add the remaining water to the second pot
  9. Whisk together cornstarch, lemon juice, and tartar cream
  10. Ensure there are no clumps
  11. Next, set the heat on high and continue mixing to create a thick paste
  12. After the sugar syrup has reached a high temperature, pour it into the cornstarch paste
  13. Again, ensure there are no clumps
  14. Decrease the heat to medium and simmer for 40 minutes
  15. Continue stirring until the mixture is thick orange-golden jelly
  16. Now, turn off the heat and add rosewater, orange extract, raspberry extract, and salt
  17. Add food color based on your needs
  18. Next, pour 50% of the mixture into the baking dish
  19. Use chopped pistachios for sprinkling
  20. Pour the remaining mixture over the top
  21. Place the Turkish delight in the fridge and let it cool for one hour
  22. Once the dish has firmed, take the Turkish jellies or delight out
  23. Peel off the foil and cut the candy into 100 squares with a knife
  24. Add sugar to an empty baking dish and add the candy pieces to the powdered sugar
  25. Ensure you coat the candy pieces in powdered sugar on all sides
  26. Set aside and let them soften at a room temperature
  27. Eat the sweet and delicious Turkish delight candies or jellies

Kunefe: Most Famous Dessert – Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Turkish Kunefe is a rival dessert of the world-famous baklava. It has a sweet syrupy taste and flavors of buttery noodles. You can serve Kunefe with stringy and melting cheese. Here is the list of ingredients and instructions to make Kunefe. Read on!


You will need the following ingredients to make the syrup

  • One cup of water
  • One cup of sugar
  • One slice of lemon

You will need these ingredients for Kunefe

  • Two cups of shredded raw dough
  • 100 grams of butter
  • One tablespoon of additional butter for pans’ brushing
  • 200 grams of mozzarella or unsalted melting cheese
  • One tablespoon of pistachios – grounded for topping


  1. Start the process by preparing the syrup
  2. Add sugar, water, and a slice of lemon to the pot
  3. Bring the pot to a boil
  4. Decrease the heat to medium or low
  5. Now simmer the ingredients for 10-15 minutes
  6. The purpose is to make the syrup thicker
  7. Set aside and let it cool
  8. Next, melt butter and coat noodles with butter
  9. Brush the pans with melted butter
  10. Now, add the buttered noodles to the pan
  11. Add unsalted cheese to the pan evenly
  12. Cover the cheese with the remaining noodles
  13. Next, use your hands to press them
  14. Cook the noodles on low heat until golden
  15. Cook both sides until golden brown
  16. Pour syrup over the golden noodles immediately after removing them from the stove
  17. Let the noodles absorb the syrup
  18. Top with ground pistachios and serve hot

Simit: Turkish Pretzel – Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Simit, also known as Turkish Koulouri or bagel, is a circular bread with crusted appearance. It is everyday bread in Turkey, and households serve Simit for breakfast. Here is the list of ingredients and instructions to make Simit.


  • Two teaspoons of instant yeast
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One tablespoon of sugar–granulated
  • Four cups of all-purpose flour
  • One or two cups of warm water
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • A half cup of water
  • ¼ cup of grape molasses
  • One or two cups of sesame seeds – roasted


  1. Combine instant yeast, four cups of flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl of a mixer
  2. Add vegetable oil and warm oil, and use a dough hook to mix
  3. The purpose is to make a sticky dough
  4. Add 2-3 tablespoons of flour if the dough is not sticky
  5. Use a dough hook to knead the dough for eight to ten minutes
  6. Cover the dough and set aside to let it rise
  7. It will double in size after 1.5 hours
  8. Add sesame seeds to a pan and toast them
  9. Now mix a half cup of water and molasses
  10. Punch the dough after 1.5 hours
  11. Divide the dough into 15-16 pieces
  12. Now, roll out two pieces in 25 inches tubes
  13. Lay these tubes parallel to each other
  14. Ensure rolling the tubes in the opposite direction
  15. The purpose is to make a twist
  16. Now meet the ends and close/pinch them together
  17. Once you have made a ring, repeat the process on the 14 remaining pieces
  18. So, make at least seven more rings
  19. Dip all rings in water and molasses mixture
  20. Next, dip them in the sesame seeds
  21. Place the rings on a baking sheet (make sure you line it with parchment paper)
  22. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  23. Now, bake the rings in the oven for 15-20 minutes
  24. Remove from the pan after the Simits are brown
  25. Serve the delicious Simit to your family or friends