It is really amazing to know that the cuisines of the world are somehow related to each other.While browsing for Turkish recipes, I came cross this site that is a treasure trove of recipes from Turkey. I had bookmarked so many recipes but could prepare these two. I will surely be making the other bookmarked recipes soon.
Well,coming to the cuisines being related, when I saw the recipe for Gozleme , it sounded more like our Aloo paratha and Ayran like our lassi / buttermilk.
I learnt that Gozleme originated from the Turkish word ‘Goz’ meaning eye.It refers to the little spots that appear when this dish is cooked!!!Now to the recipes….
- Take the flour and salt in a bowl.Add water little by little and knead to a smooth dough.Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and put in onion.When it turns translucent, add the other ingredients under ‘filling’ and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.[By force of habit I added a little mustard seeds once the oil was hot!]
- Pinch out a golf ball sized dough and roll out
4.Place a little of the filling on the rolled out dough
5.Fold as follows…..