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

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Turkish Pastry Recipes

22/07/16: Börek with Green Onions (Yeşil Soğanlı Börek, Kırklareli).
12/11/15: Spinach and Feta Filo Pie (Ispanaklı Peynirli Çember Börek).
09/01/15: Manti Filled with Chickpeas (Nohutlu Mantı).
22/09/14: Mussel Borek (Midye Börek).
27/06/14: Dough Bites with Feta Cheese (Peynirli Hamur Lokması).
21/02/14: String Cheese Börek (Dil Peynirli Börek).
06/12/13: Spicy Ground Beef-Walnuts Börek (Semsek - Southeastern Anatolia Region).
08/11/13: Borek Filled with Peppers and Ricotta Cheese (Biberli-Lorlu Börek - Mediterranean and Southeast Anatolia Regions).
04/10/13: Börek with Soda Water (Sodalı Börek).
09/09/13: Phyllo Pastry Stuffed with Chicken Pilaf (Çullama - Aegean Region).
10/07/13: Eggplant Borek (Patlıcanlı Börek).
10/04/13: Borek Filled with Swiss Chard and Feta Cheese (Pazılı Börek).
13/03/13: Kombe, Cheese and Spinach Börek (Kömbe).
15/02/13: Fish Manti (Balik Manti - Istanbul).
08/02/13: Fried Dough Bites (Artvin Lokumu aka Hamur Kizartmasi - Black Sea Region).
04/01/13: Bread Borek with Mozzarella Cheese (Kaşarli Ekmek Böreği).
16/11/12: Kaytaz Börek (Kaytaz Boregi - Antakya - Mediterranean Region).
15/10/12: Turkish Coffee Cup Börek (Fincan Böreği).
09/08/12: Feta Cheese Log Borek (Peynirli Rulo Börek).
01/08/12: Zucchini Pie (Kabakli Tart).
09/07/12: Dough Bites Filled with Turkish Pastrami and Cheese (Pastirmali-Kasarli Hamur Lokmasi).
30/03/12: Turkish Bagel with Spinach and Turkish Bagel with Cheese (Ispanakli Simit ve Kasarli Simit).
20/02/12: Chicken-Walnuts on Pastry (Islama - Kastamonu Bandurmasi - Ottoman Kitchen).
03/02/12: Pogaca Filled with Eggplant (Patlicanli Pogaca).
07/12/11: Fish Borek (Balik Boregi).
17/10/11: Shredded Borek (Pacavra Boregi).
21/09/11: Honey Gozleme (Ballı Gözleme).
22/08/11: Pleated Borek (Kirma Borek).
17/08/11: Vegetable Pie (Sebzeli Tart).
10/08/11: Sham Borek (Şam Böreği - Southeast Anatolia Region).
22/06/11: Stuffed Pishi (Içli Pişi).
23/03/11: Crispy Pastry (Katmer).
11/03/11: Eggplant Pie (Patlicanli Tart).
09/02/11: Chocolate Gozleme (Çikolatalı Gözleme).
27/01/11: Black Olive-Feta Cheese Pogaca (Zeytin-Peynirli Pogaca).
07/11/10: Potato Twister (Patatesli Gul Boregi).
28/08/10: Vegetable Börek (Sebzeli Börek).
06/06/10: Mashroom Börek (Mantarli Börek).
15/12/09: Turkish Pastrami Borek (Paçanga Böreği).
27/10/09: Saçaklı Mantı.
23/08/09: Split Börek with Feta Cheese (Peynirli Karnıyarık Börek).
30/05/09: Mayali Pogaca / Leavened Pogaca (Mayali Pogaca).
02/01/09: Chicken Almond Pie (Tavuklu Bademli Tart).
06/09/08: Lentil Borek (Mercimek Boregi).
11/05/08: Shebit. (Kayseri Yağlaması / Şebit - Kayseri)
28/11/07: Potato Cigarette Borek (Patatesli Sigara Boregi).
23/09/07: Swiss Chard Log Borek (Pazili Kol Boregi).
03/05/07: Feta Cheese Pie (Beyaz Peynirli Tart).
10/04/07: Pan Borek with Ground Beef (Kiymali Tava Boregi).
25/03/07: Gozleme.
21/03/07: Soft Turkish Bagel (Acma).
11/02/07: Catal.
21/01/07: Turkish Bagel with Sesame Seeds (Simit).
03/12/06: Amulet Borek (Muska Boregi).
11/11/06: Potato Borek (Patates Boregi).
01/11/06: Water Borek (Su Boregi).
21/10/06: Leek and Feta Cheese Borek (Pirasa ve Beyaz Peynirli Borek).
12/08/06: Cigarette Borek (Sigara Boregi).
28/04/06: Puff Borek (Puf Boregi).
05/02/06: Talas Boregi.
21/01/06: Chi (Çi) Börek and Chips.
20/11/05: Cantik.
10/04/05: Halfmoons with Feta Cheese (Pogaca).
05/04/05: Manti.
01/04/05: Borek.


At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am hoping to find the recipe for pide, we had some while on holiday in Turgutreis and really enjoyed it. Can anyone help me out please.

At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's exactly what I came to this site looking for!

At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am looking for a recipe called kaza tipee, it is similar to a creme brulee taste. Can someone assist me with finding the recipe?
I greatly appreciate it.

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ermm ok lets say you food is nice but i need some information in the pastry products in turkish culture

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

This site is all about Turkish recipes. Search on google for Turkish
pastry products..

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sophia,
You are asking about the Kazandibi recipe, I'll post it for you soon:)
But I posted Tavukgogsu earlier, it is very similar, I thought you
might like it meanwhile:)

At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


i just tried out your tulumba recipe. it must have been great because my turkish boyfriend told me it was incredible! he then proceeded to request pide (turkish pizza)! i can't find a recipe on your website... could you help us out?

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Masha,
I am glad you two liked Tulumba dessert:) I already posted Pide under the name of Turkish Ramadan Pide, here is the address:

I also posted Lahmacun under the name of Turkish Style Pizza with

Ground Beef, here is the address:

Please check the comments under the recipe if you like to make your
own dough. I gave all the process to make pizza from pide dough:)

I hope this helps you and your boyfriend:)

At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have just returned from my second trip to Istanbul, which I thoroughly enjoyed. One night, I had a sort of chapati like pancake, with a spicy vegetarian filling of potato, spinach and cheese which was cooked by one of the ladies sitting in the front of the cafe. It was lovely and I would like to try making it, but can't remember the name. Any chance of a recipe?

I think your website is really great, given me lots of ideas to keep the memories of Istanbul alive!


At 1:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Lesley,
Thank you:) I think you are asking about Gozleme. It can have cheese,
spinach, potato or beef filling. I am going to post it soon for you:)

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm making some Turkish food for a presentation what do you think would be the best pastrie for others to enjoy also

At 6:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

There are too many options:) I'll give you some names that are easy to do and everybody can enjoy:)
Potato Cigarette Borek (Patatesli Sigara Boregi).
Pan Borek with Ground Beef (Kiymali Tava Boregi
Sesame Seed Rings (Susamli Simit).
I'd love to know what is the occasion is it a party for dinner or lunch so that I can be more helpful?
also how many people will be there?

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your website! I'm addicted to the gözleme:) I make them every day now:)
I was wondering if u could tell me what the recipe for the yufka dough is. I want to try to make it on my own (even though I imagine that it’s going to be hard). And for the Borek recipes where it indicates that phyllo should be used, if I use the yufka dough ,that I hopefully I’ll be able to make, will I be using 1 sheet instead of the 2 sheets of phyllo (for the layering).
Thanks so much for your help:)

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi, Thank you:)
You can use Gozleme dough to make yufka. But I give you another recipe to make Yufka and Cig Borek:)
2 cups milk
750 gr all purpose flour
Mix and knead them all.
I am not sure whether you know the size of Turkish yufka. We use 3 Turkish yufkas to make a regular size Borek. So it depends on how big the yufka will be... also it depends on how thin they will be!

At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have a recipe for Cypriot Pilauona?? Cheese and semolina filled pastry triangles. Thank you.

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alison,
I may post Flaounes recipe from Cyprus in the future.

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cok tessuker ederim Binnur, will look forward to it.

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi we have just got back from North Cyprus,and while we were there we experienced Lokma, I bought a bag of the flour to make some at home, but it is all in Turkish? do you have any recipes, also what is the syrup made from, it had a unique flavour, almost like rose or is it Nerolye? Neroli? thanks

At 4:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Lokma is one of the traditional Turkish dessert. Rose Water may also put into the syrup. I am going to post it in the future.
Take care,

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Shaina said...

Merhaba Binnur,

I am absolutely delighted at finding your site. I have tried several of your recipes, my favourite being Ground Lamb with Chickpeas.I was looking for a recipe pastry with cheese - i think it is called poacha( not sure on spelling.


At 5:50 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Shaina,
Thak you:) I've already posted Pogaca recipe, here is the address;

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.

At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,

Ellerine, diline, yuregine saglik boyle guzel bir site hazirladigin icin. Kisir ve humusu senin tarifinle yapiyorum ve nefis oluyor. Sira mozaik pastada. Hem Ingilizce hem Turkce olmasi da cok hos. Tarif isteyen amerikali arkadaslari direkt senin sayfaya yonlendiriyorum. Valla harikasin.Cok tesekkurler.

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Binnur,
I love all your recipes but didn't find one for ispanakli borek. Do you have one? I made a recipe recently but would like to try yours if you have one because i'm sure it's better :)

At 10:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jutka,
I've already posted Borek which is under the Pastries (this same) section. Here is the address;

At 7:16 PM, Blogger tomgilling said...

I've been back from Turgutreis 24 hours and want to find a recipe for Lamachaun. I know it won't taste as good as it did there but wondered if you can help. Couldn't find a recipe anywhere online.
Many Thanks

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tom,
I've already posted the recipe, here is the address;
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.

At 5:46 PM, Anonymous brittany said...

I am looking for a recipe for this turkish egg role type thing i made it in turkish cooking club a couple years ago and really want to make it for my family but i cant find the recipe can anyone help!!!!

At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur

My boyfriend is Turkish and I just love the food that his mom cook. However she wont ever show me how to make it because she said she wants me to keep coming back to visit her. But the other night we had something called Kete. It was soo good she had some with ground beef and some with cheese in it. I was wondering if you by chance had a recipe. I would love to be able to make it on my own.


At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. I am looking for a recipe in english for sth called sam boregi, I have no idea what it is. It was recommended to me, but I only know su borek and sigara borek...

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am going to post it next month (in August)for you:)

At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Page! Thanks for your recipes.

For Turkish savoury pastries, people can check out as well. It's for Enfield area though.

At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Hena said...

I would like to know how to make Yufka - I had this at a friend's house but cannot find it online, please help. My email is

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Hena.
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 or yufka etc.

At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur did you hear about a dish called kombe?I recenly heard and have no idea how it is supposed to be done.If you had a recipe, I d be happy.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sure, I am going to post it in the future:)

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous farah said...

Merhaba binnur! My name is Farah and I m from Pakistan!I love Turkish food and ur site is awesome with plenty of healthy recipes.I started taking interest in Turkish food after watching a Turkish drama I loved the way it showed Turkish culture and cuisines.I love borek n tulumba:-) lovely to find this page

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Farah,
Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comment:)

At 9:31 AM, Blogger denise aksoy said...

do you have a recipe for walnut kubbe please? i saw a tv programme in the dentist waiting room but couldn't understand all the ingredients. they were cooked in the oven then soaked in syrup. i know my husband would love these. thanks you

At 5:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Denise,
Walnut kubbe is Icli Kofte (Stuffed Kofte) in Turkish.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Stuffed Kofte
For the second recipe, if you can give me more information I would love to help you:)

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a disturbing me question. Is kol boregi the same as gul boregi? Im so confused. Greetings, Natalia

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Natalia,
The way they are made is almost the same but the way they are placed on a tray after rolling is slightly different:)
-Potato Twister (Patatesli Gul Boregi)
-Swiss Chard Log Borek (Pazili Kol Boregi)


At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi does anyone know how to make diylifti ?

Please can you email me the recipe


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