Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Meal Ideas

Here are some of my own meal ideas for when you're not sure what to cook :)

34) Lamb with Grape Leaves - Celery Root with Olive Oil - Fresh Italian or French Bread

33) Adana Kebab - Turkish Style Tomato Dip - Side Salad for Kebabs - Stuffed Mushrooms

32) Chickpeas with Ground Beef - Bulgur Pilavi - Ayran

31) Borek - Ayran

30) Ali Nazik - Zucchini Pate - Ayran

29) Okra with Chicken - Stuffed Peppers with Olive Oil - Apricot Dessert

28) Sultan's Pilaf - Carrot Salad - Eggplant with Veggie Filling

27) Fish Soup - Stuffed Dry Eggplants with Seafood - Tulumba Dessert

26) Spinach with Rice - Zucchini Pate

25) Ali Nazik - Lentil Pate

24) Lamb Kavurma - Pilaf with Sweet Peas - Olives with Garlic - Root Celery Salad

23) Lady's Thighs Kofte - Red Cabbage Salad - Egg Noodles with Tomato - Noah's Pudding

22) Meatballs in Sour Sauce - Fried Eggplant & Green Pepper - Sweet Butternut Squash

21) Lamb Tandir - Pilaf with Almonds - Olives with Garlic - Shepherd's Salad - Tulumba Dessert

20) Talas Boregi - Cherries - Melon or Watermelon

19) Black-eyed Peas - Eggplant with Veggie Filling - Chocolate Pudding

18) Green Lentil Soup - Chickpeas with Ground Beef - Pilaf with Orzo - Ayran

17) Beef with Mushrooms - Tomato Salad - Apricot Dessert

16) Green Pepper and Potato Dish - Flat Beans with Olive Oil - Almond Pudding

15) Sultan's Pleasure - Leek with Olive Oil - Sekerpare

14) Turkish Hamburger - Kidney Bean Salad - Roasted Eggplant Salad - Cherry Jello Dessert

13) Vegetable Soup - Stuffed Peppers & Tomatoes - Almond Pudding

12) Eggplant Mussaka - Pilaf - Shepherd's Salad - Dried Figs with Walnuts

11) Onion Kebab - Lentil Pate - Semolina Dessert

10) Yogurt Soup - Potato Mussaka - Carrot Salad

9) Mixed Vegetables with Beef - Pilaf with Orzo - Zucchini Pate - Revani

8) Red Lentil Soup - Grape Leaf Rolls - Sekerpare

7) Lamb with Rice - Cacik - Eggplant with Veggie Filling - Sultan's Jello

6) Turkish Scrambled Eggs - Fresh Bread - Chocolate pudding

5) Turkish Style French Toast - Feta Cheese - Black olives - Tea

4) Eggs with Onions - Fresh bread - Flour Helva

3) Cantik - Ayran

2) Manti - Ayran

1) Cig Borek - Ayran


At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you not have a recipe book that i can bye

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sorry:) but I don't have a book right now:)

At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you have any recipes using brocolli

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I will have post some broccoli dishes but they will be in the
International recipes section:)

At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering what types of food you eat for Christmas?

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

We don't celebrate Christmas, but the New Year is special for us:) We
mostly cook chicken in the oven and Icli Pilaf on the side for New
Years eve. We love to fill our table with appetizers:) This year we also have festive (Kurban Bayrami) in the New Year. That's why I think Turkish women may cook beef or lamb this year:) Every festive time I post Bayram meals. This year over the second half of December I am going to post Bayram meals during the week. It includes soup, main dish and dessert.
I already started posting appetizers for New Year's eve.

At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello i just got turkish people who moved in next door they mostly have BAR-B-Qs and they even gave my family some wonderful lame kababs of which i want to make myself and can i say what a big selections you have to chosse from will try them well most of them i never had lamb that was so good unless i went to a kabab shop i will kepp you up to date has to which one i try to make frist ;)

At 10:50 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sue,
Kebabss home is Turkey and we have a great selection of them:) You can
try any of my recipes they are all easy to cook and delicious, let me
know how it turns out:)

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there can you help? Im trying to locate a recipe that some friends of ours cooked for us, I believe its a turkish recipe called 'Margarena'?? Dont quote me on that name though! If I describe it you might be aware of it.. Its mainly pasta shells, mixed with a tomato sauce thats kind of spicey with minced meat. Its got veggies in it. Its got a topping to it and its like a scrambled egg thing with cheeses through it. Many thanks! :)

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

The name is definitely not a Turkish name:) Seems to me it is pasta with ground beef, with melted cheese on it. Boil the pasta until it gets softened and drain. Meanwhile, cook medium ground beef with onion (chopped or sliced) until the colour turns to light brown. Add chopped green pepper, diced tomato and crushed tomato (canned), cook for about 15-20 minutes. Season with crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Place
some sliced hard feta or Havarti cheese on top, stir, wait until the
cheese melts a bit, toss with the pasta. I hope this recipe works for

At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur!
Uluslararası bir firmada çalışıyorum ve her ülkeden insanların olduğu bir takımın üyesiyim. Aramızda haftalık bir dergi çıkarıyoruz ve bu ayki 4 sayıyı ben oluşturacağım. Dergiye Türk yemekleri ve tariflerini koymak istiyorum. İçinde sadece Türkiye'de değil de; Avrupa'nın herhangi bir yerinde rahatça bulunacak malzemeler olan 4 tane "meal idea" ya ihtiyacım var. Yardımcı olursan çok sevinirim! şimdiden teşekkürler :)

At 7:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Saniyorum butun sebze ve et cesitlerini her kitada bulmak mumkun:) Cogu Avrupa ulkesinde Turk bakkali oldugu icin de malzeme bulmak bir sorun olmayacaktir.Son bir yili askin suredir yayinladigim yemeklerin altinda "Meal Idea" lar mevcut, oradan begendiklerini secebilirsin:)

At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyou have any recipes of Ladyfingers. I just love them and wopuld want to see them in at turkish dish.

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I have few recipes of Ladyfingers.... I'll post them in the future:)

At 11:18 PM, Blogger Suzan said...

Hi Binnur,
Do you havea good recipe for Kazandibi I can try?

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Suzan,
Yes, I have. I am going to post it in the future:)

At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi im trying to find a recipe.i believe its a turkish recipe,though im not sure.its some sort of pastry,filled with spinach leaves & feta cheese & mince meat,then grilled on bbq hot plate,served with lemon juice.yum..would love to get the recipe.

At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,
cok tesekkur ederiz about this great website. I am original turkish-Palestenian who lives in US for about 10 years, along with my husband who is from Turkey. We enjoyed these very delicious Turkish Recipes very much along with our friends and families, especially during the month of Ramadan, since when fasting and feeling hungry we can not stop thinking about what to prepare for iftar and seeing all these delicious meals I just was encouraged to make all the recipes at once to enjoy them when breaking the fast, but my energy ran out quickly :) I just discovered this website just this month and I loved it. Thank you and your daughter for doing such an outstanding job :)

At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,
Thank you for this great website (beautiful work) :)
BY THE WAY, I am looking for a good recipe for Vezir Parmağı, or is it called by another name?
Thank you

At 7:19 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Dalin,
Thank you for the nice comment:) I am going to post Vezir parmagi recipe in the future:)

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just wonder if it says somewhere, how many each recipe serves. They all look so good, but i don't know if it will make enough for my whole family. Thank you.
*Payton Hoover*

At 3:59 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

The most of the recipes that I've posted say "how many servings they are" :)

At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, your recipes are amazing! we have similar food, and we drink ayran too ;)
regards form Serbia :)

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful site. My only question is that you don't seem to specify many spices, eg Bahari and sumak etc...Is it because you are making the the English version of the site more to English taste? I would love to read more about the spices used and where to include them.. Thanks for the great work.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) The Turkish kitchen doesn't use heavy spices in the dishes. Therefore, you will not find many spices in the recipes.
I've been posting the Turkish dishes to introduce them to the world and using English as the most common language:)

On the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box. So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find any recipe that I have posted. You can also search the word of any vegetable or meat or the region or spice etc.

At 11:11 PM, Anonymous damla upperman said...

Binnur hanim merhaba,ben sayfanizin yakin takipcilerindenim.Uzun zamandir ekmek kadayifinin tarifini ariyorum,her buldugum tarif hazir hamurdan yani marketten aldiginiz hamurdan verilmis.Siz acaba hamurunun tarifini bulabilecegim bir kaynak biliyormusunuz,Simdiden cok tesekkur ederim.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Sevgili Damla,
Ben den en cok istenen tarif kadayif hamuru. Kadayif hamuru tarifini bir gun yayinlayabilecegimi umuyorum. Neden dersen hala istedigim sonucu almis degilim ama en yakin lezzete ulastigim anda sitede olucak:)

At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have a recipie for white beans in a tomato sauce? I think the dish might be called Kuru Fasulye?

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

I've posted few kuru fasulye recipies, so there is a google search box on the right site of my blog, just below the google ads. So you can search "kuru fasulye or kidney beans" if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find the recipes you are looking for.


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