Indulge in the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine with authentic Turkish Kır Pide recipe. These boat-shaped flatbreads are sealed compared to well-known ones. It is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a journey into the heart of Turkey’s culinary traditions. Filled with a variety of delectable options, from minced meat to raw or sautéed potatoes, Turkish Kır Pide is a true delight for food lovers. Follow along as I guide you through the steps to create these savory masterpieces in your own kitchen.

Ingredients For Turkish Kir Pide:

For the Dough:

  • 400 ml warm water
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (approximately)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Fillings:

Potato Filling:

  • Potatoes, boiled and diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste

Minced Meat Filling:

  • 250g minced meat
  • 1 onion
  • Green and red peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt, paprika, and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil


The Turkish Pide Dough:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine warm water, dry yeast, and sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, allowing the yeast to activate.
  2. Gradually add the flour, salt, and olive oil to the yeast mixture, either by hand or using a stand mixer. Mix until a soft, elastic dough forms. Add more flour if needed.
  3. Divide the dough into eight equal balls (approximately 120g each) and shape them into ovals. Cover and let them rest for 15 minutes.
potato filling, bakery style

The Fillings:

Potato Filling (Bakery style):

  • Boil the potatoes until they are somewhat soft. Allow them to cool, then peel and dice them.
  • In a bowl, mix the diced potatoes with diced onion and season with salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil and a teaspoon of tomato paste. Mix thoroughly.

Potato Filling (Home style):

  • Again boil the potatoes until they are somewhat soft. After it is cooled peel and grate.
  • In a pan sauté an onion in olive oil, add tomato paste, saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add grated potatoes, paprika, black pepper and salt and more olive oil to taste. Give it a good mix and set aside.

Minced Meat Filling:

  1. In a food processor, finely chop one onion, green and red peppers, and garlic.
  2. Combine this mixture with minced meat and season with salt, paprika, black pepper, and a bit of olive oil.


  1. Take one of the dough balls and, by hand, shape it into an oval as you see in the video. Place your preferred filling along the center of the oval.
  2. Seal the sides of the dough, creating a boat-like shape with the filling in the center. Then fold the filled and sealed pide over the sealed side.
  3. Flatten the filling and the dough together by hand into an oval pide.
  4. To create the traditional pide pattern, use a spatula, dough scraper, or the back of a knife to press lines diagonally into the dough.
Making traditional pattern to the kir pide with a spatula
Mom style pide I made with my mom, with cooked and raw minced meat filling.


  1. Preheat your oven to the highest setting. You want it as hot as possible to mimic the traditional wood-fired oven.
  2. Brush the pide with an egg wash for a golden finish or yogurt for added flavor. Alternatively, you can use water as per the traditional recipe.
  3. Bake the pide for about 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  4. Once out of the oven, brush them generously with olive oil or butter to keep them soft and flavorful.

Your homemade Turkish Pide is ready to serve! These delicious, boat-shaped delights are a feast for the senses. Enjoy the rich flavors and aromas of Turkiye, right in your own home. Whether you prefer the minced meat, sautéed potato, or another filling, your Turkish Pide will be a culinary masterpiece. Share your thoughts and experiences with me in the comments. Enjoy your culinary adventure!

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