Turkish “Lady’s Thigh” Kadınbudu Kofte
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Turkish “Lady’s Thigh” Kadınbudu Kofte

Turkish “Lady’s Thigh” 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 serving…

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…

Easy Ramadan Turkish Iftar Menu With Koftah & Potato New Way
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Easy Ramadan Turkish Iftar Menu With Koftah & Potato New Way

It’s the first day of Ramadan, and for the whole month, Muslims fasts during the day. So the iftar “dinner” times become more festive gatherings for us. I will share a complete iftar menu with you with an Ottoman lentil soup “Çeşminigar Çorbası,” Kofteh with potato and yogurt puré “Köfteli Patates Paçası” from the Black…

Ottoman Turkish Recipe “Keshkul” – Almond Pudding
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Ottoman Turkish Recipe “Keshkul” – Almond Pudding

We are going to make an almond pudding from Ottoman times “Keshkul” (Keşkül). The word “kashkool”, also referred to as the beggar’s bowl is a container carried by wandering Dervishes. Each dervish lodge had its own carvings and ornaments on their keşkül bowls, so if someone gave money or something else to the begging dervish,…

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Turkish Stuffed Grape Leaves Yaprak Sarma / Dolma

Stuffed grape leaves “Yaprak Sarması” is one of the traditional and popular appetizer olive oil dish in Turkey. This vegan recipe comes back from Ottoman Cuisine. “Yaprak” means leaves and “sarma” means to wrap. To make stuffed grape leaves “Sarma” the most common leaf we use is a grapevine leaf and I am going to…