Lady’s Thigh Meatballs / Kadınbudu Köfte
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Lady’s Thigh Meatballs / Kadınbudu Köfte

Turkish “Lady’s Thigh” Meatballs Kadınbudu Kofte! It can be your new favorite way of cooking meatballs! The recipe comes from Ottoman times. Interestingly, it has cooked rice, sautéed minced meat, and raw minced meat in the mixture. After the spices, it is shaped and coated with egg and deep-fried. The recipe is good for 4-6…

Turkish Kebab: Belen Tava / Dinner / Iftar Menu
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Turkish Kebab: Belen Tava / Dinner / Iftar Menu

A mouth-watering kebab from the Southeastern part of Turkey, Belen Tava. Another festive dinner menu includes 2 new traditional recipes from Turkish cuisine. First a mouth-watering kebab from the southeastern part of Turkey, Belen Tava. The name comes from a town named Belen in Hatay city. It has an early preparation but powerful secret ingredients…

Turkish Meat Kebab / Festive Oven Dish
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Turkish Meat Kebab / Festive Oven Dish

Turkish Meat Kebab: Sautéed beef chunks with Vegetables & Béchamel Sauce. Turkish Meat Kebab has common ingredients yet with simple changes it turns into a festive main dish. The base is similar to Palace Kebab “Saray Kebabı”. While the Turkish Meat Kebab topped with béchamel sauce, Palace Kebab topped with potato puree. It is easy…

Turkish Rice Pudding Sütlaç With Zerde
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Turkish Rice Pudding Sütlaç With Zerde

An authentic Turkish rice pudding with zerde, with flavors and ingredients used it will take you back to Ottoman times. Astar means lining and sütlaç is the rice pudding’s name in Turkish. After making the sutlac (pronounced as sutlach), while it is cooling we will prepare another layer called “Zerde”. This time we are going…

Muceddere – Bulgur Rice With Green Lentils
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Muceddere – Bulgur Rice With Green Lentils

An easy vegan friendly iftar/dinner menu with local traditional dishes from the Southeastern part of Turkey Gaziantep. The main dish is “Muceddere” A bulgur rice with green lentils. Muceddere or “Müceddere” as we write in Turkish, is a meal on its own, full of flavor and nutritious. But I wanted to serve it with mom-style…

Turkish Borek For Lazy Afternoon: Amazing Result
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Turkish Borek For Lazy Afternoon: Amazing Result

Do you want to try Turkish borek, but without rolling pin, oklava, or ready phyllo sheets? The easiest way you can make it from scratch! Then this borek recipe is for you! Make it with a thin dough, cooked like a crepe, and fill it with any filling you want. What is börek / borek?…