Turkish Recipe

Adana Kebab

Adana kebab, named after the fifth largest city in Turkey, is a very simple and tasty kebab. Serve with an onion salad and rice pilav for a delicious meal.


There are many recipes for Baklava but they all follow the same theme – nuts, phyllo pastry, butter, honey and sugar… This one has the additional ingredient of “dancing”!

Baklava Rolls

There are dozens of different types of Baklava (aka Baklawa) but Baklava rolls are probably the easiest to make.


This delicious cake, also known as hareesa or revani, is made from semolina soaked in syrup. This lower-fat version is perfect for Iftar!

Chicken Liver Pilaf

Chicken livers are a cheap source of protein and there are few recipes tastier than this Turkish Chicken Liver Pilaf recipe.


Gözleme is a savoury traditional Turkish stuffed pastry cooked on a hot surface.


Kisir is really a Turkish version of Tabbouleh, but more tasty and more spicy! Use as a side dish or as part of a meze.

Pita Bread

These simple “pocket breads” are found all over the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Making them couldn’t be easier!

Soutzoukakia / Izmir Köfte

Soutzoukakia or İzmir köfte is a Greek and Turkish dish of spicy oblong kofte with cumin and garlic served in a delicious and simple tomato sauce.

Stuffed Vine Leaves

Stuffed vine leaves is a dish that has many names – Dolma, Tolma, Dolmades, Mahshi, Yaprak, Sarma, Warak enab… The stuffing varies from region to region. This is a typical vegetarian version.

Turkish Delight

Modern recipes for Turkish Delight use gelatin but the traditional recipe produces a superior texture and is vegetarian-friendly.

Tzatziki (Cacık)

Greek Tzatziki, also know as Cacık in Turkey, is a simple but very tasty dip made from yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and mint.