Cooking traditional Turkish dishes

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July 19, 2019
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August 5, 2019

On Tuesday, July 23, in the Center Lounge Bar we prepared traditional Turkish dishes. The event started at 6pm and we cooked for 2 hours. The first dish that we prepared was Kısır. It is a cold dish, loved by many in Turkey – and suitable for vegans and people excited to try some new flavors. We were nervous that people might be scared to try the unusual food, but in the end, everything came out perfectly and all the guests loved our dishes! If the food made with love, it can’t be bad. The second dish we prepared was the dessert called Irmik helvası. When the dishes were ready, all the guests tried and enjoyed our tasty food. We are happy that we received positive feedback and that we can share our recipes with everyone. The event was attended by 25 people from all ages and all of them left happy and full! See you on our next event! Below are our recipes if you want to try some Turkish dishes at home!

Irmik (Semolina) Halva Recipe for 4 People
Materials:
2 cups of semolina
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup of oil
2 cups of milk
2 cups of water
1.5 cups of sugar
1 handful of pine nuts or walnuts
Cinnamon (if you like)
Ice cream preferably Vanilla ( if you like)
Preparation:
1. Melt the butter in the pan and add a little oil.
2. Add pine nuts or hazelnuts & walnuts to the oil and roast.
3. When the ingredients are roasted, add the semolina and stir over medium heat for 20
minutes.
4. Mix 2 cups of milk, 2 cups of water and 1.5 cups of sugar to boil in a different pot.
5. After the semolina is thoroughly roasted, add the liquid mixture slowly to the pan.
6. Stirring the semolina which starts to boil.
7. Then turn off the stove while our halva is a little fluid.
8. Close the cover of skillet and let it rest.
9. You can serve semolina halva with ice cream.

Materials for Kisir
· 2 cups of thin wheat (ince bulgur)
· 1 cup of boiling water
· 1 tablespoon tomato paste
· 1 tablespoon pepper paste
· 3 large tomatoes
· 7-8 sprigs of spring onions/scallion
· 1 large bulb onion
· 1/2 bunch of parsley
· 5-6 sprigs fresh mint
· Salt
· 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
· 1 lemon
· Pomegranate sauce
· Paprika
· Lettuce

Preparation:
This Kisir is enough for four people. First, place the wheat in a large pot. Add1 cup of boiling
water to the top and wait for 40 minutes to swell. leave. While that is happening, wash the
vegetables and start chopping. Cook the bulb onion with tomato paste and oil in a different pot.
Add the tomato paste and onion after the wheat is swelled. Chop the spring onion. Cut the
tomatoes into cubes. Chop all the greens and add to the wheat. Add and mix all the spices and
the rest of the materials. Bring the serving plate. Garnish with tomato, mint, and parsley. Place
lettuce leaves and pickles in the middle of the table, if available.

 

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