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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Beyti Sarma

Beyti Sarma
Kofte Ingredients:
500 regular ground beef
1 small size onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp full red pepper paste
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp salt

For Roll (sarma):
1 packet Original Tortillas
1 tsp butter, melted
Parsley, finely chopped

Yogurt Sauce:
Yogurt, room temperature
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes, canned, heated up with a few tablespoons of water

Crush the onion with salt very well. Add in all the kofte ingredients and knead. You need to use flat metal skewers for this kebab. Take a fist-sized ball and skewer it starting from the tip of the skewer. Squeeze and flatten it on the skewer going back slowly, so that it is thin and flat (picture).

Preheat your barbecue or oven (grill). Place the skewers on the rack. Make sure to turn the skewers so that all sides of the meat cooks equally. Afterwards, roll the Kebab pieces with a Tortilla, but only one layer, the pide shouldn't be thick. Brush the surface of the Tortilla with melted butter. Sprinkle some chopped parsley all over and cut in 2 inch wide pieces. Arrange them on a serving dish along with yogurt and tomato sauce, and serve while they still hot.

Makes 4 servings.

Meal Ideas:
- Side Salad for Kebabs, Red Pepper Spread, Fried Cauliflowers and Carrots and Chocolate Pudding.



At 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur: I am sooo glad to see this recipe posted!! This is my favorite dish, although I've had it topped with a garlic tomato sauce and yogurt. Some time ago I posted a question about Beyti Kebab and just as you said you would post it, and here it is! Yum! I can't wait to make this at home.

At 2:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! I got so excited there I said "although I've had it topped with sauce and yogurt," I am such a goof. I didn't even stop to look that you DID have it on the recipe!! So sorry about that! Anyway, I can't wait to have this at my table! Cheers!

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Violet,
It took some time to post this recipe, sorry:) I still have a very long request list. I hope you will enjoy as much as I do:) btw tomato sauce and yogurt add so much flavour:)

At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is red pepper paste?

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is made from red pepper like tomato paste, I have posted the recipe, here is the address;

At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur ablacim,
Bana yemek yaptirmayi sen sevdirdin.Nasil zevk aliyorum anlatamam.Sana sonsuz tesekkurler.

At 11:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Beni cok mutlu ettin, ben sana tesekkur ederim:)Ellerine saglik.

At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Turkiyede 7 sene yasadim ve ikinci memlekittim sayliyorum. Sitinizin bulmaya cok severdindim. ozledigimi yemekler pisebilirim ve esimde cok seviyor. Cok sagolun abla ve kolay gelsin. Bir istegim var icli kofte tarifi ekleyebilirmisin?
Izmir seven Saida.

PS, Turkce unutmama calisiyorum hope my sentences make sense.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sevgili Saida, Merhaba:)
Umarim sevdiginiz yemek tariflerini sitemde bulabilirsiniz:) Icli Kofte tarifini yayinladim, Kofteler kisminda. Adresini veriyorum;
Turkcen harika, hic unutmamissin....

At 5:56 PM, Blogger schioana said...

hi! I just had Beyti Sarma today, for the first time, at a Turkish restaurant in Bucharest, and I absolutely loved it! I will try to make your recipy at home. Your cookbook is just great, I am glad I found it :)

At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By red pepper, do you mean chilli pepper or bell pepper?

At 9:35 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is red bell pepper paste.

At 3:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Binnur,
We have just been to Turkey an tasted
Beyti. I made this recepie yesterday and my trouble was to get the meat dry enough to make balls to put on the stick. The dough was to wet. Do you have any suggestion. I used frosen minced meat.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Dear Åshild,

The reason may also be that the onion pieces you used were too large and it wasn't finely chopped. Sometimes I use frozen ground beef so it is not the problem:)

Why the dough was wet? Did you soak it into the sauce before wrapping?


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