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

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Turkish Bread & Pide Recipes

02/02/10: Turkish Spinach Pide (Ispanaklı Pide).
01/01/10: Spinach-Chicken on Turkish Bread (Ispanaklı-Tavuklu Ekmek).
08/07/09: Feta Cheese Bread (Peynirli Ekmek).
19/03/09: Peppered Bread (Biberli Ekmek).
27/10/08: Turkish Ground Beef Pide (Kiymali Karadeniz Pidesi).
06/04/08: Sujuk Pide (Sucuklu Pide).
14/03/08: Turkish Easter Bread (Paskalya Coregi).
09/09/07: Turkish Pide with Tomatoes, Black Olives and Cheese (Domates, Zeytin ve Peynirli Pide).
02/09/07: Cornbread (Misir Ekmegi).
15/04/07: Turkish-style Breakfast Buns (Kahvalti Corekleri).
04/03/07: Bread with Black Olives (Zeytinli Ekmek).
14/01/07: Tahini Bread (Tahinli Ekmek).
07/01/07: Turkish Rustic Bread (Koy Ekmegi).
19/09/06: Turkish Ramadan Pide (Ramazan Pidesi).
04/04/06: Turkish Style Pizza with Ground Beef (Lahmacun).


At 3:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I really love your site and I would like to ask if you have a recipe for "Tatli mayali ekmek" also called "Nohut mayali ekmek". My hala used to make these and I can't find a decent recipe anywhere! Also a recipe for "Katmer" would be nice :-). Aside from that you have an amazing website.

Sahane bir site icin tessekur ederim,


At 3:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merhaba, nasilsiniz,
do you have a recipes for a dish, i dont really know the name i think its pagache. its a bread with a butter, yogurt and garlic sauce

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alpay,
Thank you for your nice comment, I appreciate it:) I am going to post Nohutlu Ekmek and Katmer in the future :)

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tesekkur ederim, iyiyim:) I really don't know about the dish you described:) I read it like pogaca (Halfmoons with Feta Cheese ) which I posted but the description doesn't match.

At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merhaba, i love your site and find it very informative (thanks for the great pics :)! )
there's this certain food that i dont know its name, its made with tahini, its like tahini bread but it is thiner and crispier, kind of flaky. i have been looking everywhere to find out what its called and i'd really like to know! if you know what its called i'd really appreciate it, also if you do have a recipe that would be fantastic! i love all the food here and your recipes are great! ^.^

At 10:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I do few pastry with Tahini. Your description looks like a Tahinli Katmer to me. Also it can be Tahinli Yufka which is not flaky but thin and crispy. I am going to post them in the future:)

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur, I worked in Istanbul for a couple of years in the 90's and miss the food, the people and the marvellous city! I have scoured your recipes and found many of my old favourites, except 1! Simit. The wonderful bread sold by the street sellers that I enjoyed on its own for breakfast every day. Do you have a recipe? Cheers

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am glad that you found some recipes that you liked:) I've already posted the recipe, it is on the Pastries section, here is the address;

At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just come back from a great holiday in Turkey and would be grateful if you would provide me with the recipe for this wonderful bread & garlic dip we were given on the house at most restaurants. It wasn't ekmek, more like a huge pita bread, filled with air so it looked like it had been blown up and topped with sesame seeds.The dip consisted of garlic and possibly yoghurt?
I look forward to hearing from you.

At 9:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jo,
This is a perfect description of the Lavas Bread I've ever heard, I loved it:) I'll post it in the future. The dip you are asking is Haydari. I've already posted it, here is the address;
This bread can be served with Tulum Cheese and butter, as well.

At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I would also love the recipie for the bread that is served to you on he house in alot of the restaurants in Turkey. Its realy tasty served with the garlic butter.

Also i had a spicy tomato/chilli salsa dip as a starter and that too was lovely but i don't remember what it was called.

Thank you

At 8:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Michelle,
If it is Turkish Bread I didn't post it yet...I think what you are asking is Acili Ezme, here is the adress;
Take care,

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

There is more than one Pogaca recipe in Turkish Cuisine. I've already posted one of them, 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 posted.

At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Selam Binnur,
I was just in Turkey for New Years visiting my boyfriend (who will coming to America this Summer after he finishes his last term at METU in Ankara!)and I fell in love with the Turkish Pide and everything else I ate there! I was wondering if you could post more pide topping suggestions. I had something in Istanbul that had maybe beef with some peppers and a tomato base served on the boat-shaped pide? It was like nothing I've ever had so I can't imagine how to go about making it. I hope to return in June to spend more time with his family and then travel back to the states with him. I am hoping to learn some cooking techniques from his mother and grandmother while I'm there (that is if I can improve my Turkish!) your site looks great! The images are so helpful. I, like many others who have commented, am trying to learn to cook for my Turkish love, but because I fell in love with the food also!
teşekkür ederim!

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jessi,
What you ask is Kiymali Karadeniz Pidesi or Kiymali Pide. Sure I am going to post more pide recipes in the future:) I would suggest that you to take some notes while his mum is cooking. I wish you and your boyfriend happiness, take care:)

At 4:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhebah (sp?)
Thank you so much for this site! My wife and I visited our friends in Istanbul in 2001 for a week and it was such a wonderful time! A beautiful country, a beautiful people, and the food.....ohhhh the food! Again: Thank you!

At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello.your web site is so constantly looking for new ideas when it comes to turkish food and all the recipes ive found on here have been fANTASTİC.İM LOOKİNG FOR The recipe for pocağa but with mice meat and also the small mice meat borek pastries i wonder if you can help me.many thanks

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Please check Pastries section for more borek and pogaca recipes:)
Take care,

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur
Thank you for this brilliant site. I have always been interested in Turkish breads, and you have some mouth watering and easy recipes. Just reading them is delicious, can't wait to try the breakfast buns and the Ramadan Pide. Many thanks.
Rukshana Nabi
New Zealand

At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! i'm so glad i found this site. i will be leaving turkey in 6 months and will miss the food. i'm scrambling to collect recipes and practice preparing them before i leave. this site is more helpful than cookbooks i've found. thank you for sharing!

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Binnur,
I found your site while looking for a recipe for chicken tava and I love it! My husband lived in Turkey for four years and he loves Turkish food. I made the recipe for chicken tava and made the red pepper paste under grow lights, since it was raining outside and it turned out perfect! My husband liked it so much that he now wants me to make Ekmek. Please post it soon, as he is away on a business trip and would love to have it ready for him upon his return. Thank you for sharing your site. I love it and your recipes!!!!

At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, when i went to turkey last year for the 1st time, we were given a bread in every restaurant to start with different dips, it was well risen, do you know what it's called and how to make it please

At 9:04 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am going to post it in the future:)

At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I love this site soo much!
All of your recipes look absolutely delicious and reminds me of my grandmother's and my aunt's cooking. It makes me want to go back to Turkey just to eat the food!

At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Sidse Ünal said...

Hi Binnur

Thanks again for a wonderful site. As you probably know by now, I use your site frequently :-) I have one request: Could you please add a recipe for gözleme (baked on either sac or pan)and one for the pide you bake on pan (or sac) with different fillings.

Thanks again,


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

I meant börek of course - not pide :-)

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Sidse, it is alwayes nice to see your name here:)
I've already post Gozleme recipe, which is in the Pastries section;
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 post:)

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Lisa P said...

do Turkish eat flat breads like the Pakistanis do?like Chappatis? i would love it if you could post a recipe for a flatbread that is native to Turkey. Thank you.Keep up the good work!!

At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur
Thank you so much for this great site. I'm from Australia from an Australian backround who tasted the spinach & feta cheese gozleme (i think thats the right spelling)in a fete and it was the most tastest bit of food i had ever tasted. Do you have the recipe for it that is easy enough for a non-turkish person to make. Thank you so much.


At 8:37 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Angie,
I've already posted Gozleme recipe which is under the Pastries section:)

At 9:54 AM, Blogger suzanne said...

Hello Binnur,

I would like to know if you have a recipe for a warm hummus dish. We went to Bodrum and happened upon this wonderful restaurant Ali Kestaneci. They serve the most wonderful warm hummus. It is done with ground chickpeas, not pureed. I believe it also has cumin in the seasoning. Your country, people, and the food are the most wonderful in the world!!!



At 12:00 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Suzanne,
Thank you:) What you are asking is Chickpeas with Ground Beef (Kiymali Nohut). I've already posted the recipe which is under the Lamb & Beef section.

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the dish the poster above, "bread with a butter, yogurt and garlic sauce" is probably manti.

At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Kerry said...

Hi Binnur,
I just discovered this site it is wonderful...the recipes, photos, & also tips from other readers. I spent time in Turkey & loved EVERYTHING..the people, food, the country & culture! I was wondering if you have a recipe for ekmek(not sure how to spell it) or if it's possible to cook it properly here in the U.S. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,

I'm after a recipe for a dish called "Iskandar", could you please help?

Thank you


At 10:42 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Anissa,
I've already posted Iskender which is under the Kebab section.

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

Hi Binnur,

Do you know how to make a fried breakfast bread called gobut? My mother in law in Turkey makes it and I would love to have the recipe. It's a round bread or pide, I think with no yeast, and she fries it, we eat it with jam or cheese or sujuk.

cok tessekur ederim,


At 2:34 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Lisa,
Gobut is thick Turkish crepe or pancake that belongs to Kastamonu region. It is also called akitma at some other regions. There is no yeast in it. I am going to post in the future:)

At 5:00 PM, Blogger hasi said...

This looks great! How many people does it serve? How large are the pides?

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

All the pide recipes are 4 servings.

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

Merhaba, I would like to know how you make Egg and Pastrima ? I used to buy from Green lanes London Bakeries . Please help. I used to see my brother-inlaw make it , by scrambling the eggs and usin a long sausage . Can you help . Regards. Richard.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Richard,
I am going to post pastirma with eggs in the future. But, I've already posted sujuk with eggs on the Breakfast & Eggs section. It may help you to make pastirma with eggs:)

At 6:53 AM, Anonymous Shane said...

We have just returned from Turgutreis and I really want to know the secret for balon ekmek. It looks like a full bloomer loaf but is completely hollow like a balloon.

At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merhaba Binnur,
I live in Istanbul above a wonderful bakery. They make uzumlu ekmek and I thought it would be fun to try to make myself. Do you have such a recipe?

Also, just a general Thank You for posting these recipes and answering our questions. Everything I have tried has come out perfectly!

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

There is more than one recipe for uzumlu ekmek. What was in it?Was it grape or Sultana raisin. I am going to post them in the future:)

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! I'm looking forward to it. The uzumlu ekmek I am referring to has dark raisins in it. The top of it looks like it has been braided or twisted together. It has almost a flaky texture.
I'll be watching for your recipe and THANK YOU :)!!!

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

I think what you are asking is Uzumlu Paskalya Coregi. Please check here;

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there I have seen alot of peopl asking for the 'ballon' pita bread served in the restaurants in turkey on the house! I alos love this and was wonering when you will post the recipe as I am having turkish firend visitng very soon and would love to make it for them.
Thanks Lianne

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Lianne,
I don't know when I am going to post it:)

At 1:09 PM, Anonymous cindy said...

hi please can you tell me the reciepe for flat bread the bread served with stews or soups in the london resturants, its long in an oblong shape and sometimes has seeds on top of it

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I think what you are asking is Ramadan Pide. Here is the address;

At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there i was recently in turkey and had this puffed up bread starter which came with a spicey red paste stuff and a pot of garlic butter cud u tell me what the bread is called and how to make it and the red paste stuff as well. luv this site its ace.xx

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Puffed bread is called Ballon Pide. Red paste could be some kind of dip based on red pepper paste. There is so much variety for this kind of dips in Turkish cuisine. So it is hard to tell:)

At 6:16 AM, Blogger Martin said...

In Istanbul last year we were thrilled by a bread from a local shop, and I can't seem to locate a recipe for anything like it. It was a dark loaf, whole wheat perhaps, and leavened. It had very large whitish seeds. t seemed to be reasily available, as our hotel served it with breakfast. Any ideas? Thank you.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I have no idea what it is:) I wish you could asked the name of the bread.

At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello binnur
i m totally new for turkish cuisine. Just now while browsing, i opened your site. i really like the turkish food and have seen all your recipes. Most of your recipes has feta cheese which is unfortunately not available here the place i live. could u please help me how to make feta cheese at home?
thank you.

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is long process to make feta cheese at home. So it is easily found here:) You can also use goat cheese or any kind of white cheese for the recipes I've posted.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger caniko said...

Hi Binnur,
I am glad to find your site. I was looking for recepies. Do you have one???


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