Turkish Tomato Soup Recipe: Simple & Homemade

Small bowl of turkish tomato soup topped with fresh basil leaves on striped tablecloth

Originally published May 18, 2013, updated September 12, 2021 Soup or ‘çorba’ is an integral part of the Turkish meal plan. Served as a prelude to most lunches and dinners – or as a light meal on its own – Turks have certainly mastered the art of cooking this local favorite. This is lucky for … Read more

Semolina Halva Recipe: Delicious Turkish Dessert

Conical portion of irmik helvasi (semolina dessert) on blue plate sprinkled with cinnamon and pine nuts

Originally published May 3, 2013, updated September 12, 2021 Semolina halva or irmik helvasi is a classic Ottoman dessert and Turkish people have been cooking this dessert for centuries in their houses. Sometimes semolina halva is cooked with milk, sometimes with pine nuts but it is always a very light dessert. Semolina halva (irmik helvasi) … Read more

Turkish Lamb with White Beans Recipe: Etli Kuru Fasülye

Related content: Baklava Types: 14 Best & Different Kinds of Baklava (Traditional & Exotic) Serve it with White Rice Pilaf and cucumbers with yogurt and mint. Serves 4-6 Ingredients ¼ cup unsalted butter 900 gr boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 medium onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 4 … Read more