Saturday, March 19, 2011

Borek(Turkish Pastry)


Borek is one of the most popular dishes in Turkish cuisine.You can put anything inside for filling;like cheese,potatoe,spinach or minced meat..


3 thin pastry sheets(it is called “yufka”in Turkish)
½ lb minced meat
1 large onion
2 tomatoes
1 bunch of dill
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of milk
1 egg
2 teaspoons of nigella seed


Put ¼ of the vegetable oil into a pan. Add finely chopped onions and lightly brown them. Add chopped tomatoes, minced meat, chopped dill, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
Split egg white and yolk.Take the rest of the vegetable oil into a cup, add egg white and milk and mix them with a fork.
Brush a frying pan(12-14 inches in diameter) with some vegetable oil.Lay one sheet of pastry into the pan.Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the milk mixture.Put another layer of the pastry(if it is too big for the pan,you can cut it half),spreading milk mixture on each layer.Put your cooked filling(minced meat) in between the layers.After you are done,spread your remaining milk mixture on top of it.Spread the yolk with a brush and spread nigella seed on top of everything.Cook on the stove for 20 minutes,and turn upside down.Cook another 20 minutes on medium heat or until the bottom is golden brown..

1 comment:

  1. i can learn some turkish from you!!

    thank you for sharing this sure reads great!