Kabak Beğendili Tavuk (Turkish Zucchini Cream and Chicken) Recipe

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Turkish Beğendi which cook with eggplant is famous , but we can cook same recipe with different type of vegetables. My mum dont like zucchini too much but she loved this recipe.  It is easy to cook and delicious food.

Bulghur Pilaf Recipe

1gl of bulghur (200 gr), large grain
1 table spoon butter
1 table spoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 table spoon tomato paste
1 table spoon hot red pepper paste
2gl of water
Black pepper

Pilaf in the Oven Recipe

Friday, October 18, 2013

I got this recipe from http://www.ardaninmutfagi.com  . Seems interesting to me, but the result is awesome. Delicious and easy to make. Different alternative for the vegeterians and pilaf lovers.

Beef Saute Recipe

Eid Mobarek for the all muslims in the world!!
Today is the last day of Eid. While every home has some meat, i thought it would be nice to give an easy, delicious meat dish recipe.

Ispanaklı Akıtma (Spinachi Cake) Recipe

Sunday, September 29, 2013

It is very basic recipe that you can create more .. You can use the veg you like and creat your own 'Akıtma' recipe.

Yufkalı Rulo Köfte (Roll Burger covered with Turkish Flat Brad)

It is been long time that i didnt cook. I lost my dad recently and after him my granddad. It is pity to know that they will never ever again taste the foods i cooked. The cooking make me feel good. Good way to distract you. And always enjoyable moments when you share good food with your loved ones. I am lucky that i have a family that doesnt make harsh comments about my foods:)
Turkish people make lots of different types of Köfte recipes. This recipe can be counted my favorite.

İçli Köfte (Stuffed Bulghur Ball with Meat)

This is another traditional Turkish Food which is not so easy to make. You need really talented hands to make these balls. It is mostly served in Southern part of Turkey. You can find some variations of these dish in arab countries that called Kıbbah. Yes, it is not easy to make but it definetly worth to try.
If it will be your first trial, you can cook 1 potato and put into bulghur, so you will avoid bulghur to messed up , and plus you will not need to knead too much.

Mutancana (Fatih Sultan Mehmed's favorite lamb dish)

I was searching about what to cook from Ottoman Kitchen and I found out Mutancana which is a lamb dish cooked with dry fruits and almond. As I read more about it, I learnt It was the Fatih Sultan Mehmed (who conquered Istanbul)' s favorite dish , it was cooked in Palace Kitchen during 15th century, few days in a week and Sultan have been eating it with Keşkek ( http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/keskek.aspx?pageID=500&eid=85)
However it seems difficult dish to cook, the result would be definetly worth your efford.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Urfa is one of the oldest city in the world which is history from 4th century BC. It has also great kitchen as well as great history. They use special hot red pepper called ISOT in almost all dishes, and they say thats why too many people who have good voice. Urfa is singer factory of Turkey.
Tirit has too many types in a lot of cities of Turkey. Mainly it is a dish which is made with left over bread and broth. But Urfa make it in another way which is much more tasty.

Lamb Kebab in paper

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I am sure most of turkish people faced with the sentence after they told that i m from Turkey, "Ooo Turkey ; Sish Kebab".. Let me tell something; Turkey is not consist of only Sish Kebab and The only Kebab is not Sish Kebab! There are lots of type of Kebab recipes here which i like more.
Lamb Kebab in Paper is one of the most delicious kebab recipe. 

500 gr lamb, cut into pieces
1 zucchini
1 potato
1 carrot
6-7 pearl onions
3 cloves garlic
1 table spoon red pepper paste
Black Pepper
1 bay leaf

Keşkek (Wheat-lamb/chicken Stew)

I recently read Keşkek has officially entered UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List.
It is very special traditional turkish dish which we cook for wedding, or any other celebrations in the Anatolia. Last year when my granddad has came from Haj , we went to Sinop(a city in black sea region) where he lives for special ceramony of his return. The main dish we served was Keşkek which was cooked in large cauldrons over wooden fire. And we shared all people in the village..It is very rich food  , with 500 gr wheat i cooked, 7-8 people can get full easily.

Domates Tava (Tomato Kebab)

This is another Urfa recipe which is easy to make and delicious. Visuality is perfect as well as taste.

750 gr ground meat
2 kg tomato, big size
1 onion, grated
3 green peppers
2 red peppers
1 table spoon tomato paste
black pepper

Arnavut Ciğeri(Fried Liver)Recipe

Monday, August 27, 2012

As far as i read, this dish was cooked by Albenians who were living in İstanbul during 16th century, and thats why we call it Albenian liver. I honestly doubt that if albenians aware of this dish , because we call a lot of foods with country names which they dont have any idea..My ex was iranian and once i seen a pie called iranian pie, i thought it would be nice surprise for him and bought , but he said that they dont have anythng like this in iran:)
Anyhow whether it is albenian dish or turkish , it is delicious which you can prepare in 10 min.

Musakka Recipe

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Musakka is an eggplant dish which is cooked in a large region from Mediterranean to Middle East.
In Turkey we call it Musakka, in some region it is called Mousaka or .
The preffered cooking way is fry the eggplants first but if you wish you can cook the eggplants in the oven instead of  frying. Although frying is fatty and unhealthy way to cook but i think that is the thing which make it sooo delicious.

Etli Yaprak Sarma (Stuffed Leaves with Meat) Recipe

Stuffed vegetables take an important place in Ottoman Kitchen. This is the season of vine leaves so I decided to cook Yaprak Sarma. You can use inside mixture to stuff other vegetables like tomato, zucchini, bell pepper, cabbage.. Yoghurt is great accompany for these dishes.
If you are not fan of meat dishes , you can try the vegetarian olive oil version of Stuffed vine leaves which i will give the recipe later on.

Hünkar Pilavı (Sultan's Pilaf) Recipe

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ottoman Sultans definetly had a fine palate.I can imagine hundreds of cooks in Palace Kitchen were trying different mixtures for Sultan to like.
This rice recipe called Sultan's Pilaf which you can find various types of sultan pilaf. Probably each of them has different style. It was a kinda new experiment for my family to mix a lot of different spices in the rice but the result was definetly perfect.

Erikli Kuzu Yahnisi (Lamb with Prune Sauce) Recipe

Yahni is an awesome flavor which is heritage from Ottoman times. It is a cooking type which mean stewing meat,chicken or fish. You can cook it in various types with different vegetables and sauces. Lamb with prune has sweet taste. Enjoy!!

Bulghur Pilaf with Chicken Recipe

Monday, June 11, 2012

This dish originally from Urfa which is one of the oldest city in the world. As you can guess , they presented lots of good dishes to world. It has very rich kitchen.

Couscous Salad Recipe

Saturday, June 9, 2012

It is easy and delicious salad recipe.. Same ingredients i use with macaroni, first time i tried with couscous and it turned awesome dish!

Muhammara Recipe (Red pepper dip)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Muhammara is hot red pepper appetizer which belongs to Gaziantep kitchen. I like hot so it is one of my favourite appetizer and also the king of the table on sunday breakfasts at my home. If you dont like so hot , you can reduce the red pepper amount as your wish..

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