Three coloured Borek

Borek is a Turkish dish, a thin pastry dough called which is called Yufka. Borek maybe baked or fried with different kinds of fillings such as carrots, spinach, potatoes,  Feta cheese, minced meat, …

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Ingredients

  • Filo pastry sheets
  • 500g spinach, chopped
  • 200g minced beef
  • 200 g Feta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 whole egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

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Method

Preheat the oven at 180C degree.Beat the egg and 1tbsp oil in a bowl and set aside.

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Heat 1tbsp oil in a saucepan. Add chopped spinach, and grated garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes and set aside and let it cool.

Next, add grated carrot to the pan, season with salt and pepper and saute for few minutes.

At the end add minced beef to the pan, season with salt and pepper. Fry until browned.

Place a sheet of filo pastry flat and brush with some oil. Place spinach mixture in the corner. Roll it.Place another filo pastry flat, brush with oil and place fried meat in the corner and roll it. Repeat same process with fried carrots.

Now place other filo pastry flat. Sprinkle crumbled cheese on the filo pastry. Place two rolls and one in top of them on the cheesy filo pastry. Brush with some oil all three rolls. And wrap them with cheesy filo pastry.

Brush the roll with beaten egg. Cut it into several pieces. Place them in baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Put them in the oven and bake it for 25-30 minutes in 180C degree.

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بورک سه رنگ

در ترکیه نوعی غذا درست میشه که از زمان عثمانی ها بوده مثل بورک اسفناج- بورک گوشت – بورک سیب زمینی. 

بورک غذا یا میان وعده‌ای هست که از مواد مختلف گوشتیکالباسزیتونفلفل دلمه و دیگر سبزیها تهیه میشه که داخل خمیر نازکی به نام یوفکا میگذارن و خمیر رو رول میکنن یا میپیچن و در روغن سرخ میکنن ویا در فر میپزند.

امروز من بورک سه رنگ با اسفناجگوشت چرخ کرده و هویج رنده شده درست کردم.

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مواد لازم

چند ورق خمیر یوفکا Filo pastry

نیم کیلو اسفناج خرد شده

سه عدد هویج رنده شده

200گرم گوشت چرخ کرده

دو حبه سیر رنده شده

250 گرم پنیر تبریزی یا فتا چیز

یک عدد تخم مرغ

نمک و فلفل

روغن زیتون

چطوری درست کنیم؟؟؟؟؟؟؟

فررا روی حرارت 180 درجه سانتیگراد گرم کنید.

داخل تابه یک ق غ روغن را گرم کنید. اسفناج خرد شده را همراه با سیرهای رنده شده – نمک و فلفل برای 5 دقیقه تفت دهید.

حالا نوبت هویج هست: هویج رنده شده را هم با کمی نمک و فلفل داخل تابه با یک ق غ روغن زیتون تفت دهید. گوشت چرخ کرده را هم با نمک و فلفل مخلوط کنید و در تابه سرخ کنید.

تخم مرغ را با یک ق غ روغن هم بزنید و کاملن با هم مخلوط کرده و کنار بگذارید.

یکی از ورق های خمیر یوفکا را باز کرده و سطح آن را روغنی کنید. حالاو اسفناج را روی آن بریزید و بعد ورق یوفکا را رول کنید. به همین ترتیب هویج و گوشت را هم رول کنید.

در این مرحله روی یک ورق دیگر یوفکا را روغنی کنید. پنیر تبریزی خرد شده را روی سطح خمیرپخش نمایید و سه رول آماده شده را مطابق تصویر وسط خمیر پنیری قرار دهید طوریکه دو رول در زیر و رول سوم روی آن‌ها باشد.

حالا خمیرپنیری را دور این سه رول بپیچید مطابق تصویر

با یک برس آشپزی روی رول را با مایه تخم مرغی بپوشانید و بعد رول را برش داده و داخل سینی فر بگذارید. روی نان‌ها را هم مایه تخم مرغ بزنید.

سینی را داخل فر گذاشته تا برای 30-25 دقیقه پخته و طلایی رنگ شوند.

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Three coloured Borek

Ingredients

  • Filo pastry sheets
  • 500g spinach, chopped
  • 200g minced beef
  • 200 g Feta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 whole egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Method

Preheat the oven at 180C degree.Beat the egg and 1tbsp oil in a bowl and set aside.

Heat 1tbsp oil in a saucepan. Add chopped spinach, and grated garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes and set aside and let it cool.Next, add grated carrot to the pan, season with salt and pepper and saute for few minutes.

At the end add minced beef to the pan, season with salt and pepper. Fry until browned. Place a sheet of filo pastry flat and brush with some oil. Place spinach mixture in the corner. Roll it.

Place another filo pastry flat, brush with oil and place fried meat in the corner and roll it. Repeat same process with fried carrots.

Now place other filo pastry flat. Sprinkle crumbled cheese on the filo pastry. Place two rolls and one in top of them on the cheesy filo pastry. Brush with some oil all three rolls. And wrap them with cheesy filo pastry.

Brush the roll with beaten egg. Cut it into several pieces. Place them in baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Put them in the oven and bake it for 25-30 minutes in 180C degree.

Tas kebab( Persian Meat & Vegetables Stew)

Tas kebab is a Persian beef/lamb and vegetables stew. Traditionally it’s made with lamb but you can make it with beef, or veal too. In some different versions you may add eggplants and  quince too.

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Tas kebab is a hearty and tasty stew with aromatic spices and fresh vegetables like carrots, potatoes, onions, ….which is enjoyed in Iran, Greece, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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Traditionally the meat should be cut into chunks. The sauce of tas kebab is reddish due to tomato paste. You can serve it with either rice or flat bread.

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Ingredients

  • 300g diced beef or lamb meat
  • 50g Beef dripping
  • 1 bell pepper, diced it
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into round shape
  • 1 large onion, cut into rings
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes
  • 150g green beans, cut into small pieces
  • 200g potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp saffron water ( optional)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 ½ cups water

How to make it???

Place the diced meat in a pan. Finely chop one of onions and add it to the meat, season with black pepper. Set the pot on the stove and fill it with water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer the beef until tender.

While, beef is cooking, heat the oil in a pan and fry potatoes and carrots for 7-8 minutes. Then add chopped green beans, onion and bell pepper and fry for 5 minutes. Transfer fried veggies to a pot.

Once meat is cooked, add beef dripping ( the benefit of cooking with animal fats is just a nice flavor) and all spices but saffron water and let to fry for 5 minutes. Add meat to the pot.

Mix 2 ½ cups of water with tomato paste and saffron water and pour it over all the ingredients , add tomatoes and let to simmer for half an hour..

Serve tas kebab with rice or flat bread such as Persian Lavash naan bread, pitta bread ,…

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Tas kebab( Persian Meat & Vegetables Stew)

Ingredients

300g diced beef or lamb meat

50g Beef dripping

1 bell pepper, diced it

1 large carrot, peeled and cut into round shape

1 large onion, cut into rings

1 large onion, finely chopped

6-7 cherry tomatoes

150g green beans, cut into small pieces

200g potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces

¼ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp chilli flakes

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp paprika

Salt to taste

1 tbsp tomato paste

½ tsp saffron water ( optional)

Olive oil

2 ½ cups water

 

How to make it???

Place the diced meat in a pan. Finely chop one of onions and add it to the meat, season with black pepper. Set the pot on the stove and fill it with water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer the beef until tender.

While, beef is cooking, heat the oil in a pan and fry potatoes and carrots for 7-8 minutes. Then add chopped green beans, onion and bell pepper and fry for 5 minutes. Transfer fried veggies to a pot.

Once meat is cooked, add beef dripping ( the benefit of cooking with animal fats is just a nice flavor) and all spices but saffron water and let to fry for 5 minutes. Add meat to the pot. Mix 2 ½ cups of water with tomato paste and saffron water and pour it over all the ingredients , add tomatoes and let to simmer for half an hour.. Serve tas kebab with rice or flat bread such as Persian Lavash naan bread, pitta bread ,…

Roses Carrot- Zucchini Tart

This colourful tart will get all attention at a party. I love the contrast between colours in this dish.

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Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large green zucchini
  • 6 orange- purple and yellow carrots
  • 350g ricotta cheese
  • 100g mozzarella cheese or Feta cheese
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried mint or oregano
  • Salt to taste

How to make it?????

we need a tart pan. Now unfold puff pastry, just big enough to cover the pan. Trim the excess. Place a piece of parchment paper in as shown. Place some beans on it, in order to avoid moving the paper.

Place it in the oven and allow to bake on 200C degree for 15-20 minutes. Once it is baked, let it cool down.

 

Now, in a large bowl whisk the eggs, then add ricotta and mozzarella cheese, dried herb, nutmeg, pepper, salt and mix all ingredients well together.

Preheat the oven to 200C degree. Slice zucchinis and carrots lengthwise and very thin.

Now, spread the cheese mixture in the baked puff pastry. Now we are going to make rose shape rolls. So for making a rose shape roll you would need 3 slices of zucchini or carrot Then take one slice of zucchini or carrot and roll it. Take second slice and rolling around the first one.

Place each one of the rose buds among the cheese mixture. Carry on with remaining of the ingredients and repeat the process and place each one next to the other one.

Once you finished rolling , spray some vegetable oil on rolled vegetables. Transfer the tart pan into the oven and allow to bake for 45- 50 minutes.

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Traditional Samarkand Polow

This gorgeous rice dish is popular in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It can be made with lamb, beef or chicken, garlic , quail eggs and spices such as cumin that gives the dish very nice taste.

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Ingredients

2 cups rice

300g diced lamb meat

2 large orange , yellow or white carrots, cut into thick matchsticks

1 large onion, cut into wedges

2-3 garlic cloves, unpeeled

4 hard boiled quail’s eggs

3 tbsp Ghee or butter ( you can use sunflower as well)

1 tsp cumin powder

½ tsp chilli powder

Salt to taste

 

Method

cook the rice with garlic cloves and set aside.

Heat the Ghee in a pan, add meat and brown the lamb over a medium heat, then add cumin powder and stirring for a minute. Remove it to a pot, add water and let the meat cook until is tender.

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Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan. Add chopped onion. Stirring occasionally until softened , remove from the pan. Add carrots and fry until is tender.

Once meat is cooked, add all fried ingredients to the meat , seasoning with salt and chilli powder, Then add rice and gently mix all together.

Serve the rice in a plate and circle the hard boiled quail’s eggs around the rice.

 

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