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….
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Turkish Gozleme
I used:
All purpose  flour – 1 cup
Salt to taste
For filling:
Potato – 1, large, peeled ,boiled and mashed
Onion – 1, peeled and chopped
Crushed pepper- to taste
Salt to taste
Oil-1 teaspoon
  1. 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.
  2. 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!] 
  3. 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…..

6.Heat a griddle and cook the gozleme till brown spots appear on both sides.
Remove from heat and serve.
Ayran
I used :
Fresh yogurt -1 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
 Take all the ingredients in a blender and blend for a minute till frothy.Pour into a glass and serve.
This goes to Naina’s Flavor’s of Turkey hosted here….
Bon Appetit…

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