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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Green Tomatoes with Wheat and Chickpeas

(Yeşil Domates Aşı)

Green Tomatoes with Wheat and Chickpeas
500g green tomatoes, washed, cut in medium-size
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 handful pearl wheat, soaked in water overnight
1/4 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
2 1/2 cups water

1 tbsp flour
1tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp yogurt
1/4 cup water

Saute the onion with olive oil until it is softened at medium heat. Add the wheat and chickpeas, continue to saute for a couple of minutes. Add the green tomatoes, salt and water. Cover and cook until the tomatoes are softened at medium heat.

Whisk the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour into the pot, stir. Cook for about 5 minutes at low heat without the lid. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

2 servings.


Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Farm Kebap

(Çiftlik Kebabı / Çiftlik Köfte)

Farm Kebap
Meatball / Köfte ingredients:
~150g lean ground beef
1/2 tsp oregano
2 small-sized carrots, peeled, diced
2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled, diced
2/3 cup frozen sweet peas, rinsed with hot water
8-10 small size mushrooms, cleaned, cut in two
1 tbsp butter
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
~2 1/2 cups warm beef broth

Fresh Parsley, chopped

Knead all the köfte ingredients, make little balls (slightly larger than hazelnuts).

Heat the butter and olive oil and lightly fry the meatballs and carrots in a medium-sized pot.

Then add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender for about 15 minutes. Let the kebap stand for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with oregano and parsley.

Serve with freshly baked Turkish bread or pilaf on the side.

Makes 2 servings.

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