Turkish Recipes


Healthy Falafel Pizza

This gluten free Falafel Pizza is a huge falafel crust topped with Mediterranean condiments! This healthy recipe is a new way to enjoy falafel flavors. 

Turkish Turkey Meatball Wraps with Tzatziki

Turkish Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps are healthful, light, easy, fun and so flavorful!  It's the perfect summer dinner full of fresh ingredients!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is gutsy dish, loaded with flavor and color.  It also packs a wallop in the form of a couple of red jalapenos.  I usually don’t like to mess with my hummus, I think it’s one of the most perfect foods on earth just...

Grilled Turkish Ground Lamb Kebabs

Grilled Turkish Ground Lamb Kebabs are a delicious, spicy and exotic way to change up your summer grilling routine!

Turkish Pizza Bread (Pide)

ide is essentially a boat shaped bread that is used as a pizza base and can be filled with grilled veggies, cheese, eggs. Even sweet fillings like fruit and custard can be used as fillings and served as cake.

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf with Veggies

I thought bulgur was used to make Tabbouleh only until I ate this pilaf. I should have known, bulgur to Turkish is like rice to South Indians -- the many variations of rice we enjoy is incredible. So bulgur is used in both savory and sweet preparatio...

Imam Biyildi (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant)

Imam Biyaldi is a delicious Turkish eggplant dish. This is a slightly lighter version and uses much less oil. Eggplant is baked until slightly tender then stuffed with softened onions and tomatoes and then cooked till very soft. It is usually served ...

Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies

Buttery and delicious Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies with a combination of strong coffee and warm cardamom flavors ~ these are cookies to linger over!

Turkish Baklava

Recipe to make homemade Turkish Baklava. Baklava is a very rich, sweet pastry made of layers of Phyllo (fillo) dough filled with nuts and sweetened with honey and syrup. 

Spinach Fatayer

Fatayer are Turkish savory pastries that are similar to Indian Samosas. The pastry is yeast based unlike samosas (which is similar to pie crust) and these are baked and not fried like the samosas. Filling has spinach and onions along with walnuts and...

Fasulye/ Barbunya Pilaki

We are visiting the beautiful Turkey this month for the #Food of the World event. Turkish food happens to be one of my favorite and I'm always looking for opportunities to try new dishes. I borrowed 'The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian' ...

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf (Firik Pilau)

I made this Pilau or Pilaf to go with the Turkish Fasulye/ Barbunya Pilaki that I made last week. The recipe is from 'The Middle Eastern Vegetarian' cookbook by Sally Butcher. The original recipe uses Freekeh is young green wheat and has be...

Turkish Coffee Popsicles

Keep your cool with cardamom spiced Turkish Coffee Popsicles

Cheese & Potato Gözleme

Gözleme is a traditional Turkish savory flatbread that is filled with either meat or veggie stuffing and cooked over a griddle. In this recipe, Cheese, potato and spinach filling is stuffed in a yeast dough. These are great to serve as snack with so...

Mücver -- Turkish Zucchini Fritters

This is another dish that my friend suggested. I don't remember eating this before, but she said it is a good dish that even my kids might like. She wasn't wrong, even my picky son loved these fritters. Original recipe uses eggs to make the...

Vegetarian Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza Snack)

Vegetarian Lahmacun Turkish version of Pizza with a soft, thin crust with just a smithering of cheese and chopped veggies. Perfect as on-the-go food.

Turkish Lamb Kofta Kebabs

A simple, exotic, fragrant midweek meal. 30 minutes, start to finish. Adapted from a recipe by Effendi restaurant in Balmain, Sydney, as shown in the Food Safari "Fire" TV series. See notes for changes made to the original recipe.

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