Turkish recipes

33 Recipes

A colourful cuisine of aromatic rose desserts to robust griddled meats.

Imam bayildi with BBQ lamb & tzatziki


(6 ratings)

There are hundreds of versions of this Turkish aubergine dish. It is authentically quite oily, but reduce the oil if you prefer
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

DIY kofta burgers


(43 ratings)

With these quick, easy and cheap koftas, there's no excuse for hitting the kebab van...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Smoked aubergine purée


(7 ratings)

This is great served with grilled meat or chicken and also makes a simple lunch for vegetarians
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Rose cream & raspberry jellies


(4 ratings)

With all the flavours of Turkish delight, these fragrant Middle Eastern-style puddings make a light finish to an entertaining menu
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Turkish lamb pilau


(26 ratings)

Serve up a basmati rice one pot flavoured with cinnamon, mint and apricot, studded with tender lamb
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Smoky chicken skewers


(12 ratings)

A tapas-style canapé of marinated and grilled chicken kebabs, best served with smoked garlic mayonnaise dip
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chilli ginger lamb chops


(2 ratings)

Marinate your chops with ginger, lemon, chilli and cumin then chargrill until juicy in the middle
  • 18 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy falafels


(102 ratings)

Cheap and dead easy to make - stuff them into pittas with salad, or serve with couscous and houmous
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Aubergine couscous salad


(23 ratings)

A handful of mint leaves really brings this salad alive, veggies will love it, but if you do need some meat lamb cutlets are the perfect addition
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Minty lamb flatbreads


(11 ratings)

Serve these Turkish-style pizzas for a simple, speedy supper for friends
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Easy hummus recipe


(48 ratings)

A smooth blended chickpea dip with tahini and garlic that's versatile and good for you, hummus makes a great snack or lunch...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkish-style lamb


(6 ratings)

Bring the taste of Turkey to your kitchen with these fun lamb pittas, great hand held food
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Walnut, date & honey cake


(66 ratings)

A tea-time treat - packed with sweet honey. A great way to use up those ripe bananas too
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Griddled flatbreads


(4 ratings)

These flatbreads go well with dips and are the perfect finger food for outdoor entertaining
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian