Turkey has started popping up on people's bucket lists lately, hasn't it?! The recent hype created by bloggers has made us curious about this middle-eastern country with its enamouring beauty and rich history making us want to immerse in the culture. Especially, for foodies, this country offers a culinary amalgamation of Asian and European cultures, offering the best of both worlds through its food. Turkish cuisine has influences from Greek, Egyptian and Levantine flavours, giving a vibrant culinary scene. While we have all heard of the Turkish classic baklava, this cuisine has much more mouth-watering dishes to offer! So, if you can't travel to Turkey, we have managed to bring Turkey to your home by finding the recipes for some of the most authentic Turkish dishes!
5 Recipes That Shall Give You A Taste Of Turkey At Home:
1. Turkish Kofte Kebabs
The Turkish kofte kebab recipe may come in different varieties. While some like enjoying it as is, some like to douse them in gravies. The recipe we bring for you has another twist to it; it is wrapped in thin strips of different vegetables.
2. Turkish Eggs
We are introducing you to Turkish eggs, which are also called 'cilibir' in Turkey. The recipe comprises poached eggs sitting atop a bed of homemade Greek yoghurt mixture, garnished with warm and melted spiced butter. Cilibir is as common as omelette in Turkish cuisine, even for home cooking.
3. Turkish Tulumba
Tulumba is made of bits of fried dough. It's the western rendition of the popular Indian Diwali sweet Shakar para, steeped in lots of lemon and sugar syrup (Chashni) and rose. It is a crispy, syrupy and ultra-sweet classic Turkish dessert and popular street food.
4. Turkish Lamb Kebabs
Middle-East is the land of kebabs, and Turkey is home to delicious a variety of kebabs! Here, we have the recipe for Turkish lamb kebabs that shall give you a glimpse of what Turkish kebabs taste like! The meat is marinated in heavy spices to give juicy and tender kebabs.
Baklava is a staple dessert in Turkish cuisine, and it is essentially a layered pastry made by baking in the oven sweetened with sugar syrup or honey. The pastry's flaky layers encompass crushed dry fruits and oodles of butter within - which makes it a go-to delight for festivities such as Eid.
Try out these recipes and let us know which Turkish delicacy was your favourite.