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AWED Turkey Round-up

In Events/Round-Ups on October 31, 2010 at 10:59 AM

I am so excited to share all these tasty Turkish treats that were submitted as part of AWED. Turkish cuisine is so varied, with everything from delicious appetizers, to flavourful main dishes and sweet desserts. Thanks again for collectively creating a fabulous collection of Turkish recipes. Enjoy the following menu:

Mezes and Salads

Reshmi’s Eggplant Dip (Patlican Salatsi). A refreshing dip to cool the palate.

Esra’s Roasted Eggplant Dip (Patlican Salatasi). Melt-in-your-mouth roasted eggplants are combined with roasted red peppers, hot peppers, onion and garlic to create a delicious dip.

Janet’s Muhammara. A roasted red pepper and walnut dip with a touch of pomegranate molasses.

Reshmi’s Kisir. Savoury bulgur patties filled with bell pepper, parsley, mint and tomato paste, laid over a bed of lettuce.

Cool Lassi(e)’s Tabboleh Kisir. A bulgur salad filled with bell pepper, dill pickles, spring onions, mint, basil, red pepper paste, lemon juice and pomegranate syrup, garnished with lettuce and tomatoes.

Janet’s Bulgur, Pomegranate and Almond Salad. A variation on the traditional kisir, this bulgur salad is bursting with flavour from oven-roasted tomatoes, chickpeas and pomegranate arils.

Megha’s Lentil Kofte (Mercimekli Kafte). Red lentil and bulgur patties are combined with parsley and tomato/red pepper paste  and dipped in a yogurt side.

Reshmi’s Ispanak Tepsi Börek. Layers of phyllo dough envelope a spinach and potato pie.

Cool Lassi(e)’s Borek. A pastry made with yufka (similar to phyllo) filled with spinach and feta.

Umm Mymoonah’s Pide. The traditional Turkish flat bread, sprinkled with sesame, nigella or poppy seeds.

Akheela’s Zucchini Fritters. Grated zucchini is combined with flavourful herbs and fried as a small savoury pancake.

Anshu’s Stuffed Tomatoes (Domates Dolmasi). Tomatoes stuffed with eggplant, onion and feta cheese with parsley, basil and oregano.

Sweatha’s Chickpea Salad. Chickpeas are tossed with green chilies, cilantro, parsley, thyme, mint, tarragon, garlic and cumin.

Janet’s Zucchini and Apple Salad with a Lemon Hazelnut Dressing (Taratorlu Kabak).


Reshmi’s Ezogelin Soup. A traditional Turkish  bulgur and red lentil soup.

Reshmi’s Red Lentil Soup. A red lentil soup filled with carrot, potato, onion, with pieces of bread.

Priya’s Red Lentil Soup with Couscous. A hearty soup filled with red lentils, carrots and couscous with a touch of paprika.

Janet’s Spicy Lentil and Bulgur Soup with Dried Mint and Red Pepper (Ezogelin Corbasi).

Sweatha’s Tomato and Rice Soup (Domatesli Pirinc Corbasi). A simple soup with tomatoes and rice with a topping of parsley.

Vanessa’s Yogurt and Walnut Turkish Cold Soup. A chilled cucumber and yogurt soup with walnuts and bread.

Main Dishes

Nandini’s Stuffed Eggplants (Imam Bayildi). This melt-in-your mouth eggplant is stuffed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, dill and parsley.

Esra’s Bulgur-Stuffed Zucchini and Eggplant (Bulgurlu Kabak ve Patlican Dolma). Zucchini and eggplants are stuffed with bulgur, tomatoes and parsley.

Cool Lassi(e)’s Turkish-Style Mashed Potatoes Stuffed Mushrooms. Button mushrooms are stuffed with potatoes, mozzarella cheese and topped with bell peppers.

Umm Mymoonah’s Turkish Pide. Turkey’s version of pizza, with the traditional Turkish flat bread topped with a tomato-kidney bean mixture.

Sweatha’s Gozleme. A grilled Turkish flatbread filled with a tofu and onion filling.

Joanne’s Beef Stew with Eggplant Puree (Sultan’s Delight, Hunkar Begendi). Slow braised beef with smokey, spicy eggplants served with a side of couscous.

Janet’s Eggplant, Tomato and Lentil Stew with Pomegranate (Mualle). A slow-braised stew with eggplants, tomatoes and lentils with a touch of tang from the pomegranate molasses.


Reshmi’s Bulgur Pilavi. A bulgur pilaf with tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions.

Priya’s Rice and Lentil Pilaf (Mercimekli Pilav). A simple side of lentils and rice.


Akheela’s Baklava. Phyllo dough stuffed with nuts, and sitting in a honey-laced sugar dressing.

Sonal’s Baklava. Walnuts and Brazilian nuts are the tasty filling, underneath layers of flaky phyllo dough.

Latha’s Baklava. Baklava with a pistachio, almond and walnut filling, with a honey syrup.

DK’s Baklava. Cinnamon is added to the almond and walnut filling, with a simple syrup.

Janet’s Baklava. A pistachio filling, topped with layers of phyllo dough, with a subtly sweet sugar syrup.

Umm Mymoonah’s Kunefa. A sweet pastry filled with ricotta and mozzarella cheese, topped with katifi and drenched in a rose water-laced syrup.

Umm Mymoonah’s Mamoul Cookie. Sweet cookies with a hint of orange blossom water, filled with dried figs.

Cool Lassi(e)’s SekerPare (Sugar Cookie). This wickedly sweet cookie is topped with hazelnuts.

Priya’s Almond Milk Pudding (Badmeli Muhallebi). Blanched almonds are combined with milk and sugar to create a luscious pudding.

Sangeetha’s Rice Pudding (Sutlac). Stove-top rice pudding with a subtle hint of vanilla.

Shri’s Rose Petal Preserve and Cardamom Ice Cream (Gulkand Elaichi Ice Cream). Cardamom ice cream infused with rose petal preserves.


Priya’s Apple Tea (Elma Cayi). Dried apple tea spiced with orange, cinnamon and cloves.

Next month, AWED travels to France.

  1. Gorgeous. One of my most favorite cuisines. Sorry I missed participating. I hardly know what day it is anymore. Thanks for a long line-up of a menu that I can peruse when I have a little luxury of leisure.

  2. Fabulous cuisine, i enjoyed making many Turkish dish and loved it lot..beautiful roundup..

  3. A lovely collection of Turkish cuisine….Thank you for adding me in. My first post started off with this submission 🙂

  4. Wow, a great round-up, beautiful…, I missed it, but of course not the recipes isn’t it?
    I am going to definitely try some of them…

  5. delicious roundup
    lots of delicious dishes

  6. This is basically a haven of deliciousness. Wow I have a lot of Turkish cooking to do…

  7. what a wonderful round-up of delicious dishes!

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