Turkish recipes

Turkish cuisine is a fantastic celebration of big flavours and plenty of spice. Try these Turkish recipes including lamb koftas, chicken shish and syrup-soaked baklava.

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Patlıcanlı rulo börek (Turkish aubergine and pepper filo rolls)

Filo pastry recipes

Patlıcanlı rulo börek (Turkish aubergine and pepper filo rolls)

A touch lighter than a sausage roll but with an even more satisfying crunch, Özlem Warren’s aubergine, pepper and onion...

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Cottage cheese Turkish-style eggs

Vegetarian brunch recipes

Cottage cheese Turkish-style eggs

Inspired by Turkish eggs, which are served on a bed of labneh or thick yogurt, this version uses cottage cheese...

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Bulgar köftesi

Mezze recipes

Bulgar köftesi

This family recipe for Turkish-Cypriot meatballs takes food writer Yasemen Kaner-White back to the first time she visited Cyprus, aged...

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Cypriot pasta bake (magarina firinda)

Pasta bake recipes

Cypriot pasta bake (magarina firinda)

“This is a pasta bake to top all pasta bakes. The combination of long, substantial tubes of pasta and a...

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Pide dough

Savoury bread recipes

Pide dough

Josh Katz’s pide dough recipe makes three balls of springy dough. Use the dough to make pide (Turkish-style oval pizzas),...

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Three-cheese pides with egg and salsa verde

Cheddar cheese recipes

Three-cheese pides with egg and salsa verde

Decadent three-cheese pides (a kind-of oval Turkish pizza) with fill you with the rich joys of life. The acidity in...

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Istanbul-style fish sandwiches

15-minute meal recipes

Istanbul-style fish sandwiches

Istanbul-style fish sandwiches (balik ekmek) make a delicious 15-minute dinner. This popular Turkish street food is typically made with grilled...

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Spiced beef mince with jacket potatoes and yogurt

Beef mince recipes

Spiced beef mince with jacket potatoes and yogurt

No jacket potato beats this one, which is stuffed generously with spiced beef mince, chickpeas, crunchy salad and yogurt. Or,...

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Turkish beef meatballs

Meatball recipes

Turkish beef meatballs

Try out this Turkish spin on meatballs for a speedy one-pan which promises big, warming flavours. Plus, it’s ready on...

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Aromatic lamb casserole with prunes

Casserole recipes

Aromatic lamb casserole with prunes

A casserole that’s also a pizza? Yes, you read that right. You can adjust this lamb casserole recipe to create...

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Epic muhammara

Snacks and nibbles

Epic muhammara

Muhammara is a red pepper dip that makes a fine addition to a big mezze feast. Try Georgina Hayden’s epic...

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Quick chicken kebabs

Quick chicken recipes

Quick chicken kebabs

Bring the taste of the Med straight to your table with these quick Turkish-style chicken kebabs; a family-pleasing weeknight supper...

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The very best baklava

Sweet tart recipes

The very best baklava

Versions of this crisp, nutty confection abound in Greece, Turkey, the Caucasus and the Middle East, but how do you...

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Turkish pide with marinated artichokes, broccoli and cheese

Artichoke recipes

Turkish pide with marinated artichokes, broccoli and cheese

”Oklava, the first restaurant I opened, is named after the rolling pin traditionally used to make pastries and breads –...

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Lamb shish with olive and walnut tahini

Quick and easy lamb recipes

Lamb shish with olive and walnut tahini

Succulent griddled lamb is piled onto warm flatbreads and drizzled with a tahini and yoghurt dressing in this easy 20-minute...

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Kid, Cabbage, Bulgur Wheat and Tomato Pilaf

Rice recipes

Kid, Cabbage, Bulgur Wheat and Tomato Pilaf

This recipe is from James Whetlor’s cookbook, Goat: Cooking and Eating. If you can manage to get the bottom of...

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