18 January 2013

How to make "Dolma" by wrapping leaves with stuffings

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One of the classics of the Turkish cuisine are no doubt "Dolma" which is loved in every way possible. "Dolma" is also owned by the Greek, but if we look into the etymology of the word I can state that the word "Dolma" comes from Turkish origin. Actually "Dolma" means "to stuff" and the word for "to wrap" or "to roll" is "Sarma". I personally use the word sarma for rolls ans dolma for stuffed vegetables. There must have been some cross cultural influence concerning this dish we cannot be certain for the origin, but one thing is obvious that it is loved by many.

17 January 2013

Thracian Style Aubergine (Eggplant) Salad

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When meze is the topic of a conversation everyone generally agrees on the yumminess of one dish: aubergine (eggplant) salad. Beware its taste can cause addiction. Although a scrumptious dish it is very difficult to assemble the balance ingredients. If you ask around people will say they cook it very often. We have tried many recipes but only one recipe has proven to be the "one", thanks to a little trip to Kirklareli in the Thracian region. This salad was served at a picnic with relatives and it was love at first sight. We immediately  asked for the recipe to share with you. Thank you very much Nurgül...

15 January 2013

Rice Pilaf with Green and Red Peppers and Chickpeas

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On the previous post we gave you the super delicious recipe for chickpea casserole. Of course pilaf makes a perfect couple with this casserole. In our previous posts you can find the recipes for both rice and bulgur pilafs. This recipe is different version, richer in ingredients.

14 January 2013

Delicious Chickpea Stew

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Cooking chickpeas is a real task. If cooked too much, you can find yourself serving chickpea mush, or on the other hand if not cooked enough you can find yourself driving one of your guest to the emergency room for an accidentally broken tooth. This recipe you are about to read will give you the perfect way to cook a delicious chickpea stew and furthermore fulfill your state of happiness.