Lahmacun Pizza

Yesterday I posted and shared my pide pizza recipe and today I am going to present Lahmacun pizza. A pizza that is incredibly flavoured and satisfying. It is a a kind of very thin flatbread topped with minced beef or lamb.

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This pizza is popular in Turkey, Armenia and Lebenan. That’s why it is known as Turkish or Armenian pizza too.

Lahmacun pizza might be cooked in a pan or on a griddle or in the oven. I personally cook in a pan.

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Lahmacun means meat and dough as you spread meat mixture on a flattened dough and cook it.

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This pizza after cooking is crunchy and crispy but after few hours flat bread turn into soft and lovely bread and still is fantastic and you can roll it and eat it with salad, lime, onion, and doogh ( a Persian beverage combination of yogurt with water).

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Ingredients for dough

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dry yeast

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Ingredients for meat sauce

  • 300 g minced beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 small red- yellow bell peppers
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 5-6 brunches of coriander
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

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Instructions

In a bowl mix ground meat with all spices, oil and tomato paste. Set aside. Place remains of ingredients and oil in a food processor or blender and make a smooth mixture. Add it to the meat and mix it very well.

 

In a bowl mix flour with salt. Make a hole in the centre of bowl and add yeast and sugar and warm water. Knead the dough until all ingredients come together. . cover the dough and keep it in a warm corner of the kitchen for 1-2 hours until it rise.

 

Next, on the floured board, place the dough and knead it again for few minutes. Then, cut the dough into 8 pieces.

Take one of dough pieces, using a rolling pin, and roll the dough to a medium size circle. Transfer it to a pan and spread some of meat mixture top of the dough.

Cover the pot with a lid and let to cook for about 10 minutes. Once it is cooked remove it to a plate.

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