Turkish-Cypriot Cuisine
North Cyprus  

Meat based dishes

Lahmacun (Turkish pizza) 

  • Lahmacun (Turkish pizza)A pack of pitas
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb white onion
  • 1 or 2 tomatoes
  • Salt, black pepper to taste

If you can't find tomatoes, you can replace it with 2 table spoons of tomatoe puree.

  1. Peel, wash, place onions with tomatoes in a food processor and ground. 
  2. Add salt, black pepper and meat, ground 30 seconds more. 
  3. With the help of a spoon spread this mixture over pitas. 
  4. Put them in oven and bake at 400F about 20-30 minutes. 
  5. Check to see whether meat is cooked. Serve hot.

  • Vegetarian dishes have been marked with sign
  • Albrecht, M. (1994), Turkish Cypriot and Mediterranean Cookery, Havellia Publishing, London.
  • Salaman, R., (1991), The Cooking of Greece and Turkey, Sainsbury Cookbooks, London.
  • Jemal, H., Cyprus Today, various.

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