Eggplant Meat Dolma

1 pound ground lamb or beef 6 to 7 short narrow eggplants 1 large onion, coarsely grated 1 cup oil * cup rice 3 tablespoons butter V3 cup tomato juice IY2 cups water 1 cup chopped parsley, save 1 cup Lemon and Egg stems Sauce 11* Salt and pepper to taste Place meat, onion, rice, tomato juice, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Knead well. Cut off stem end of eggplants and shape into a cover to be used later. Peel off a half inch wide strip erf the black skin lengthwise leaving the next half...

Hors dOeuvres

Hors d'oeuvres are an intriguing aspect of the Turkish cuisine. They are served with the national drink, raki, which is taken with a ceremony of its own. The preparation of a raki table as it is called, provides the measure of the imagination and skill of the hostess, as well as the measure of the hospitality offered to the guests. A raki party can be defined as a prolonged and sedentary cocktail party, confined to a limited group. The hors d'oeuvres, as varied as the generosity of the host...

Menus for Traditional Turkish Dishes

Turquoise* with sesame crackers , Spring Chicken Papillote* Mixed peas and parrots, Zucchini Rounds* Dandelion Greens* Grapefruit and Orange Pudding* served with Wedding Cookies* Coffee Asparagus and Green Beans la Turca* Harem Navels* with whipped cream Coffee Wedding Soup* with white Toasted Bread Cubes* Sultan's Delight* Artichoke la Turca* Baklava* with fresh strawberries and whipped cream Coffee Fried Spinach* and boiled baby carrots Tomato and Cucumber Salad Spinach Boerek* with Yogurt*...

Chicken With Okra

1 medium frying or broiling 1 pound okra or 2 frozen chicken packages (10 ounce) 3 tablespoons butter whole, defrosted 4 large tomatoes, diced V2 cup water Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons lemon juice Clean and cut chicken into serving pieces. Place in a shallow saucepan with the butter. Place tomatoes on top of chicken. Add salt and pepper, cover, and cook over medium heat for about 15 or 20 If using fresh okra, peel the cone-shaped end without piercing the vegetable, Wash and arrange...

Lentil Soup I

Wash lentils and boil in a saucepan with 4 cups of water for 15. minutes. Drain and set aside. Place butter in a saucepan, add onions and saut about 3 jiinutefju Add rice, carrot, beef, lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste, and fcrnt Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until all jngrcditif are cooked, about 20 to 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper continue cooking for 3 minutes more. 3 cups beef broth 1 Salt and pepper to taste tablespoons butter tablespoons flour eggs tablespoons vinegar...

Cauliflower Tarator

5 cups water 1 medium cauliflower 2 tablespoons lemon juice Tarator Sauce* Put 5 cups of water into a saucepan with the lemon juice and salt. Bring to a boil and add the whole cauliflower, which has been washed. Boil until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. . '.Remove cauliflower to a serving bowl, preferably glass. Let cool, tiieu pour tarator sauce on top and serve. > . . i.if, '- SERVES 6 PERSONS.

Mussel Plaki

V2 cup olive or salad oil 2 medium carrots, diced 1 medium potato, diced 2 cloves garlic, diced, optional 1 teaspoon sugar Salt to taste 1 medium tomato, diced 1 cup chopped parsley 1 tablespoon lemon juice Open mussel shells by inserting knife along the flat side and running it along to the other side. Cut off beard. Remove meat and wash. Discard shells. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add mussels and boiJ vigbrbusly for 3 minutes. Drain and set mussels aside, reserving 1 cup of...

Cultured Leeks

1 large onion, grated Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups broth 1 pound boneless beef or 4 pounds leeks veal, cut into 1 inch cubes 2 eggs 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 tablespoons lemon juice Place onion, 1 tablespoon butter, meat, tomato paste, salt, and pepper in a saucepan large enough for meat and leeks. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes, Remove from heat. (If meat is very tough add Yi cup broth and cook 15 minutes more.) To prepare...

Cultured Root Celery

3 tablespoons butter Vi pound beef or lamb, cut into 1 inch cubes Salt and pepper to taste Place onion in a saucepan large enough for both meat and the celery. Add 1 tablespoon butter, meat, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat. If meat is very tough add a little water and cook 15 minutes more. Pare the dark outer skin from each celery root until the white part is reached. Divide each root into 4 equal parts lengthwise. F...

Cheese Boereks

6 ounces cream cheese 2 or 3 tablespoons milk 6 ounces jela or white cheese 1 cup chopped parsley 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 8 Phyllo pastry sheets, used in many of these recipes, may be obtained from groceries and delicatessen shops specializing in Mediterranean foods Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. after the boereks have been prepared. Filling Put all the cheese, eggs, salt, and milk in a mixing bowl. With a wooden spoon stir into a smooth paste. Fold in parsley and dill. The pastry...

Milk Pudding Rose Water

1 tablespoon sugar *A teaspoon salt 3V2 cups milk 3 tablespoons rice flour 3A cup cold water V4 cup confectioners' sugar 2 tablespoons Rose Water or Orange Flower Water* Strawberries or raspberries, if available Add 1 tablespoon sugar and XA teaspoon salt to milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Place cornstarch and rice flour in a bowl. Slowly add 3A cup cold water, stirring constantly until smooth. Just as the milk is almost boiling, begin pouring the flour mixture very slowly...

Turkish Doughnuts

J tablespoon butter, melted V2 teaspoon salt V4 ounce yeast, 1 envelope IV3 cups lukewarm water 2 cups salad oil 1 cup cold water 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional V2 pint heavy cream, whipped, optional Symp Place sugar, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Sift flour into a bowl. Add butter and salt. Dissolve yeast in 1VS cups lukewarm...

Tripe Ciiickpeas

2 cloves garlic, whole and unskinned 3 tablespoons butter 2 medium Onions, diced 4 tablespoons tomato paste Pepper to taste 1 pound dried chick-peas or 1 can 1 pound, 4 ounce ready-cooked Salt and cut into 1 inch cubes 8 cups water Peel V2 lemon If usmg dried chick-peas, soak them overnight. Drain. Boil in salted water until almost tender, about 1 hour. Remove from heat and drain. Put tripe in a saucepan with 8 cups water, lemon peel, garlic, aud sale. Cook over medium heat until tripe is...

Flounder Casserole

6 to 8 bay leaves 1 tablespoon flour 1 can 8 ounce tomato sauce Grease a shallow casserole with oil. Salt fillets. Place 1 bay leaf in the center of each fillet and fold once or twice depending on the size of the fillet. Place each finished fillet in casserole. . Sprinkle folded fillets with flour and paprika, pour tomato sauce on top, and dot with butter. Bake for 25 minutes. Decorate with parsley and serve. BAKED HALIBUT WITH GREEN PEPPER Halibut Firinda 2 medium onions, cut in half...

Kebab Papillote

IY2 pounds boneless beef, veal, or lamb, cut into 1 inch cubes 3 tablespoons butter 2 medium carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces 2 cups chopped dill or parsley Salt and pepper to taste 2 medium tomatoes, fresh or canned, diced 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into Y2 inch cubes Y2 cup cooked peas 2 teaspoon thyme leaves Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. after the meat has been prepared, Place meat in saucepan with 3 tablespoons butter. Saut mtil light brown, about 10 minutes. Add onion, carrots, 1...

Aloo Puf Recipe Without Oven In Hindi

Grapevine leaves, used in making rice or meat dolmas. Available in jars in Middle Eastern specialty stores. A i RE Noah's Pudding is the most appropriate English translation of this dessert. It is composed of numerous dry cereals cooked with sugar and topped with several kinds of nuts. ayran A light summer drink made with diluted yogurt and salt. This is a meat dish cooked with almost all the ingredients grown in a small household garden. bakla This is the most famous and universally known...

ROmato And Onion Salad

1 small can 2 ounce , rolled fillets of anchovies Peel and wash the onion. Cut lengthwise into two pieces, then place each piece flat side down on cutting board and out into very fine sliccs. Place in a bowl with salt and knead well with hands. Wash with cold water several times to get rid of all the salt. Then squeeze onions in palm of hand until dry. Spread on a flat serving latter. Wash, peel, and seed tomatoes. Cut crosswise slices Vs inch ihick. Arrange over onions in platter. Decorate...

Cheese Boerek

2 pound feta or white cheese, soaked in water and refrigerated for 1 day, then drained before using 1 package 8 ounce cream cheese 1 pound Phyllo pastry sheets Y4 pound butter, melted Yt cup milk Filling Place feta and cream cheese in mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Add Cheddar, eggs, butter, milk, and parsley and mix well. Divide pastry sheets into 3 equal parts. Lay 1 sheet on a greased .12x15 inch baking pan. Brush surface with melted butter. Sprinkle with a few drops of milk. Place...

Meat Boereks

Filling V2 pound ground beef 2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, grated 1 small tomato, diced 1 egg 2 tablespoons chopped dill Salt and pepper to taste and placed in the pan, butter tops and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the boereks are golden brown. Do not overcook. Transfer into a serving tray and serve warm. makes about 50 boereks. serves 20 to 25 persons.