How to make Lahmacun: Turkish Style Pizza

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