Traditional Turkish Dishes To Try
Turkish cuisine is one of the most varied and diverse in the world. However, most visitors’ knowledge of it is limited to their all-inclusive holiday experience, which is a shame, as Turkey is one of the most gastronomically rich countries in the world. Rarely, we have the chance to get acquainted with the delicious and complex Turkish dishes.
Every region of Turkey has its own unique specialty dishes. Both the names and appearances of many of them would surprise, if not shock, foreigners. For adventurous foodies, Cook It offers a gourmet tour across Turkey with eight traditional Turkish dishes that your stomach will surely enjoy.
Imam Bayildi (The Imam Fainted)
If you fancy eggplant, you’ll almost ‘bayildi’ from how delicious it is, as well.
View this post on Instagram
Patlicanlar bitmedennnn yapiiinn? İmam Bayilduuu ? Malzemeler 3-4 adet Bostan Patlıcanı 2 adet kuru soğan 2-3 diş sarımsak 2 adet yeşil biber 1 adet kırmızı kapya biber Maydanoz 1 tatlı kaşığı kimyon 1 tatlı kaşığı kekik 1 çay kaşığı pulbiber 1 tatlı kaşığı domates salçası Limon kabuğu rendesi Tuz Karabiber Sıvıyağ 1 yemek kaşığı nar ekşisi Hazırlanışı Patlıcanları ortadan kesin. Üzerine çizikler atın. Fırın tepsisine yerleştirin. Tuz ile çeşnilendirin ve 180 derecelik fırında patlıcanlar yumuşayana kadar pişirin. (yaklaşık 30dk) Bir tavaya sıvıyağ alın. Piyazlık doğranmış soğanları ve ince kıyılmış sarımsakları soteleyin. İçerisine jülyen doğranmış kırmızı ve yeşil biberleri ilave edin. Fırından çıkan patlıcanların içini alın ve bir kesme tahtasında doğrayın. Patlıcanları tavanın içerisine ilave edin. Üzerine salça ilave edin. Baharatlarla harcı çeşnilendirin. Nar ekşisi ve limon kabuğu rendesi ilave edin. Şöyle bir karıştırın. Harcı ocaktan alın. İnce kıyılmış maydonozları ilave edin. İçlerini aldığınız patlıcanların göbeklerini hazırlanan harç ile doldurun. Bir kasenin içerisinde biraz su,salça ve sıvıyağ koyup güzelce karıştırın. Fırın tepsisinin dibine dökün. Patlıcanların üzerine defne yaprağı ilave edin. Üzerini ıslatılmış ve suyu alınmış yağlı kağıt ile kapatın. 180 derecelik fırına verin. 20-25 dk pişirmeniz yeterli olacaktır. Afiyet olsun!
- 2 eggplant
- 8 tbsp olive oil
- 2 onions
- 2 bell peppers
- 4 tomatoes
- 5 garlic cloves
- 2 tsp ground red pepper
- 6 tbsp finely chopped walnuts
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 bunch parsley
- 2 tsp cumin
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Cut eggplant in half lengthwise. Remove part of the pulp from each half and slit the eggplants down the middle, being careful not to cut through the skin.
- Sprinkle with salt and let sit for an hour before removing all excess water by squeezing the eggplant.
- Brush the inside of each half with oil and fry the eggplant in a skillet for 5–7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, finely chop onion, tomatoes, and bell peppers and press garlic.
- Fry the onions in a skillet until soft. Add ground red pepper, tomatoes, bell peppers, and nuts. Finely chop herbs and add them to the pan, as well, along with salt, pepper, and cumin. Sauté for 5 minutes.
- Fill the eggplants with the mixture — inside the slits.
- Place the eggplants on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven preheated to 360 °F for about 30 minutes. Enjoy your meal!
Kadin Budu (Lady Thigh Meatball)
From time immemorial, Turkey chefs were mostly men who immortalized their admiration for the beautiful half of humanity in the names of their dishes.
- 14 oz (400 g) ground meat
- 2 onions
- ½ cup rice
- ½ cup flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ bunch parsley
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg yolk
- vegetable oil for frying
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- thyme on the tip of a knife
- Cover rice with two cups of water and boil.
- Meanwhile, peel and finely chop onions. Fry in oil until golden brown and then add ground meat.
- Cook for several minutes until the juice evaporates from the ground meat. Then remove the pan from the heat.
- In a bowl, mix the ground meat with egg yolk, boiled rice, finely chopped parsley, and spices. Pop in the fridge for half an hour.
- Beat eggs in a small bowl.
- Get the ground meat out of the refrigerator, form oval patties, dredge them in flour and dip them in eggs.
- Fry on both sides in hot oil. Serve hot, and enjoy!
Vezir Parmagi (Vizier’s Fingers)
One of Turkey’s signature dishes with an odd name features pastries with syrup.
For the Dough:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 packet of vanilla sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 7 oz (200 g) butter
For the Syrup:
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups water
- Melt butter over a pan of simmering water. Reserve some for later before adding sugar, flour, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, egg, and one egg white to the rest.
- Knead the dough and use it form elongated shapes, like those of fingers.
- Mix the remaining yolk and butter. Dip each ‘finger’ in the resulting mixture.
- Bake the pastries in the oven until golden brown.
- Make a syrup by combining sugar and water, and dip each pastry for in it for a minute or two. Serve chilled.
- To better match the name, press half an almond into each ‘finger.’ Enjoy!
Baba Ghanoush (Spoiled Old Daddy)
View this post on Instagram
Babagannüşün patlıcanları közlenmedi bu sefer. Ama olsun tadını beğendik. Anne oğul çalışmasıydı güzelde oldu. Emeği geçen küçük şefimin ellerine sağlık??????? . . . . . . . . . . . . #patlıcan #babagannuş # #salata #salad #zeytinyağlılar #food #yemek #lezzet #anneogul #furkanımcanım #foodphoto
This appetizer consists of charcoal-grilled eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes. Baba ghanoush, known as eggplant salad, is a beloved dish in Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian, Palestinian, and Lebanese cuisines.
Sillik Tatlisi (Sweet Courtesan)
Turkish sources say that this dish got this name because it crumbles. The batter is similar to that for crepes, whereas nuts and cream make the filling. Typically, it is sprinkled with pistachios.
Pirtimpirt (Torn Into Pieces)
Like the popular dolma, this dish is made with fresh grape leaves, which give it a slightly sour taste. The leaves are accompanied by chickpeas and meat. It is said that this dish got its name because the recipe calls for chopping grape leaves.
Derdimi Alan (Sorrows Away)
This dish is one of the most popular desserts in the province of Sparta. The sweet features lavash pieces mixed with grape fruitage and hot butter.
Sirdan is a popular dish in the Turkish province of Adana. Made from the innards of sheep or cow, the stomach is stuffed with seasoned rice, meat, and onions, then stitched together.
Not everyone in Turkey is willing to eat it, but you can find it on every corner of Adana regardless.
Stuffed lamb’s stomach is one of the most beloved Turkish dishes, best known for its rich taste. When serving, it is traditionally sprinkled with caraway seeds and other spices.
We hope you enjoyed learning about these traditional Turkish dishes. Which one are you most excited to try?
92 Comments Hide Comments
obviously like your website but you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very troublesome to tell the truth on the other hand I will certainly come again again.
I think this site contains some real good info for everyone. “It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.” by Elizabeth II.
all the time i used to read smaller content which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph which I am reading now.|
If you are going for best contents like myself, just visit this web site all the time since it gives feature contents, thanks|
Hi there, I found your site via Google even as looking for a comparable subject, your site got here up, it seems to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
Of course, what a great site and enlightening posts, I surely will bookmark your blog.Best Regards!
Very good written post. It will be beneficial to anyone who employess it, including yours truly :). Keep doing what you are doing – looking forward to more posts.
Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.|
I do not know if it’s just me or if everybody else encountering issues with your site. It seems like some of the written text on your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Thank you|
I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out more details.|
The very root of your writing while appearing agreeable in the beginning, did not really settle very well with me after some time. Somewhere throughout the paragraphs you actually managed to make me a believer but only for a very short while. I still have a problem with your jumps in assumptions and you would do well to fill in all those gaps. When you actually can accomplish that, I would undoubtedly be amazed.
Does your site have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.
Valuable information. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I am shocked why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.
Good day I am so thrilled I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the superb work.
I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for putting up.
My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content available for you? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome site!
I feel this is one of the such a lot important info for me. And i’m happy studying your article. But wanna statement on some general issues, The web site taste is ideal, the articles is in point of fact excellent : D. Good job, cheers
This web site is known as a walk-through for all of the info you wished about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and also you’ll definitely discover it.
Dead written content material, Really enjoyed looking through.
You made some good points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most persons will consent with your blog.
Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.
I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!
We are a bunch of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with useful information to paintings on. You’ve done a formidable task and our entire community shall be thankful to you.
hi!,I like your writing so much! percentage we keep in touch extra about your post on AOL? I need an expert in this area to resolve my problem. May be that is you! Looking ahead to see you.
I really like your writing style, fantastic information, regards for posting :D. “Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility.” by Johathan Edwards.