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Easy Turkish recipes

Turkish ice cream (dondurma)

Try Turkish ice cream this summer, made with goat's milk and vanilla. Finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

A bowl of ice cream with a scoop on the side

Fistikli un kurabiyesi (pistachio shortbread cookies)

These crumbly, buttery biscuits are a Turkish national favourite – this version features pistachios in the dough for extra flavour and texture.

Fıstıklı un kurabiyesi (pistachio shortbread cookies) on a plate next to a coffee

Turkish-style eggs

Try these quick and easy Turkish-style eggs with crunchy sourdough for your next brunch. Traditionally you’d use pul biber (Turkish chilli flakes) but smoked paprika gives a smoky kick and a beautiful red colour.

Turkish Eggs Recipe

Classic manti

When it comes to comfort food, dumplings always fit the bill. The Polish have pierogi, Italians have ravioli, the Chinese have dim sum – and in Turkey they have manti. Try Hus Vedat's recipe for a delicious starter.

Manti Recipe

Istanbul’s mackerel sandwiches (balik ekmek)

Yasmin Khan’s balikekmek, a Turkish street-food favourite, is a riot of fried mackerel, salad and a glossy pomegranate molasses dressing. It makes for an easy lunch that's ready in just 20 minutes.

A mackerel and salad sandwich

Çılbır (Turkish-style poached eggs in garlicky yogurt)

Soft poached eggs on a bed of garlicky yogurt topped with herbs and red pepper flakes, çılbır is a versatile dish generally enjoyed as a hot meze.

Turkish poached eggs swirled into yogurt on a plate

Occe (spring onion fritters)

Dunk these pan-fried, herby spring onion fritters into a garlicky yogurt dip and enjoy alongside a Turkish meze-style spread.

Occe (spring onion fritters) on a plate

Keşkek with aleppo pepper butter and gözleme with caçik

At the heart of this Turkish-inspired feast is keşkek – a rich, spiced lamb stew that’s thickened with bulgar wheat. To accompany the stew are soft Turkish gözleme (flatbreads stuffed with leeks, halloumi and aromatic spices), and caçik, a cooling yogurt and cucumber dip.

Keşkek with aleppo pepper butter and gözleme with caçik

Adana kebabs

These Turkish-style kebabs are named after the city of Adana and flavoured with chilli and sumac. Make them to feed a crowd at your next barbecue.

A wooden background has circular flatbreads with dark lamb skewers and a pot of white sauce and a pot of chopped onions

Turkish-style ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Try this recipe for a quick, easy and simple meal. Low-fat, low-calorie and packed with veggies, it's a great option for a healthy vegetarian dinner.

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Pide with cheese and peppers

This recipe for Turkish-style flatbread with cheese and peppers is vegetarian and feeds four in under an hour. Plus, it's under 500 calories.

Turkish pide with cheese and peppers

Full Turkish breakfast – menemen

Chef Sabrina Ghayour treats us to her version of the classic Turkish breakfast dish, menemen. A delicious combination of eggs, onions and red peppers, this bold, full-of-flavour recipe makes a great weekend treat.

The Full Turkish Breakfast

Aubergine and chilli pide

Pide can be topped like pizza for a quick, easy meal. Make your dough, then top with aubergine, chilli and spices for a vegetarian lunch or supper.

Turkish Pide Recipe for Aubergine Pide

Turkish-style lamb pies

Use individual pie tins or a large six-hole muffin tin to make these pies. Match with a juicy shiraz to offset the spicy saucing of the pie. More easy pie recipes here.

Turkish lamb pies

Honey baklava

How do you make the classic Middle Eastern dessert baklava even better? Drench it in salted honey sauce, of course! This sweet 'n' sticky treat comes packed with four types of nut, cardamom and cinnamon.

Salted honey baklava

Turkish delight jellies

These individual desserts make a pretty finish to a Turkish-style dinner. You can adjust the amount of rose flavouring to your own liking.

Turkish Delight Jelly Recipe

Turkish delight brownies

Not a traditional Turkish recipe, but we've used the sweet treat to take brownies to the next level. Spoon these melting, turkish-delight-spiked brownies straight from the pan and serve with generous dollops of ice cream.

Chocolate Brownie Recipe with Turkish Delight

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