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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tas Kebab

(Tas Kebabi)

Tas Kebab
250 g lamb, in cubes
1 tbsp butter
1 medium onion, sliced
3 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1 tsp flour
1 large tomato, diced
1 small carrot, grated
1 Bay leaf
1 cup beef broth, warm


1 tsp oregano
1-2 tbsp parsley, chopped

Saute the lamb with butter. Stir the lamb constantly on medium-high heat, when the colour turn to light brown, sop stirring. Continue to cook the lamb cubes with their own juice. When there is no more juice left in the wok, add the onion. Cook for about 2-3 more minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients, stir.

Transfer the dish to the heatproof bowl (tas*). Place the bowl upside down with a shallow pot. Pour hot meat juice of the edge. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes until the small amount water is left in it. Turn the heat off. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Remove the tas (bowl), sprinkle some oregano and parsley over the top.

Serve the Tas Kebab, Mashed Potatoes or Turkish Rice Pilaf on the side.

*Tas means bowl in Turkish.

Mashed Potatoes
(Patates Puresi)

2 medium-size yellow potatoes
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt
1-2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp dill, chopped

Cover the potatoes with enough water to cook in a pot until they are softened. Drain, add the rest of the ingredients. Mash them all together. When it turns into a puree, serve while still warm.

2 servings.



At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello and thank you for this delicious recipe collection.
My mother in law made a dish similar to this when she was here only she made a pilaf around the bowl in the same pan. Can you tell me if this is could be done with this recipe and do you have any recipes for such a dish?

Thank you Binnur,


At 3:05 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Raina,
Your mother in law made the same dish:) It can be served with Mashed Potato or Turkish Rice Pilaf.

At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur,
I am from Eastern Europe.we like potatoes very much and use it almost every day. I found your recipe absolutely fantastic mixing potatoes and garlic! which is such a phenomenon for me. Im very happy and cant wait to try it the the way you always make it in Turkey?? greetings, Tatiana

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Tatiana,
No, there are many different ways of cooking the same meal with various ingredients. That's why Turkish cuisine has a large variety:)


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