2 Delicious Easy Turkish Recipes | Maqluba & Islim Kebabi

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Last Updated on July 23, 2022 by Sultana Parvin

Turkish recipes are very famous worldwide. Turkish cuisine is rich in meat, kebab, and dessert recipe. Maqluba and Kurdan or Islim kebabi are two meat recipes from Turkish cuisine. These two recipes are as common and famous as a Turkish recipe. Beef and eggplant are two common ingredients for these two recipes. This is a full meal recipe. You can make your dining table delightful with these two Turkish dinner menu recipes.

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Turkish cuisine is one of the most appetizing and rich cuisines in the world, and Turkish people are known to be quite passionate about food. Diversity and the full flavor make Turkish cuisine worldwide famous which draws influences from its rich history and each region in the country today praises its own specialties. The richness of Turkish cuisine is based on several factors: A variety of products cultivated on the lands of Asia and Anatolia, numerous cultural interactions in history, the palace kitchens of Seljuk and Ottoman empires, and geographical conditions that shaped the character of Turkish culinary culture.

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Maqlooba Recipe: How to Cook Maqluba?

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Maqluba

Maqluba is a famous Turkish recipes. Few ingredients are required for this recipe and the process of the recipe is very easy. Anyone can cook this ‘Maqluba‘ very easily.

Preparation time1 hour
Cooking time2 hours
Total time3 hours
Serving10

Ingredients for Turkish Food Recipes: Maqluba

  • 1/2 kg onion
  • 1/2 kg carrot
  • 1/2 kg potato
  • 1 kg eggplant
  • 1 kg basmati
  • 1 ½ kg beef
  • 200 gm butter

How to Cook Maqluba Recipe Beef

Step 1

Boil beef with salt until tender. Cut onion, potato, carrot, and eggplant into round shapes. Fry lightly in oil.

Step 2

Take a nonstick saucepan and spread butter or oil on the bottom of the pan. Place the onion slice over the butter so it can cover the bottom of the pan. Then place potato, carrot, and eggplant slices layer by layer over the onion slices. Put half a kg of rice over the vegetables and spread the rice. Then put boiled beef over the rice and cover the beef with the rest of the rice. Spread butter in between the rice. Add salt and hot water to the rice. Mind it, water should be 2 cm above the rice. Cover the pan with a lid, and cook the rice with a medium beam. After the rice is tender cook again with a low beam for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Take a big flat dish (rekabi) and turn the saucepan upside down. Place the rice in the middle of the dish. Finally, onion, potato, carrot, and eggplant will rise up. Decorate with salad and yogurt around the rice. Turkish women decorate the Maqluba like sunlight.

Maqluba

Maqluba Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg onion
  • 1/2 kg carrot
  • 1/2 kg potato
  • 1 kg eggplant
  • 1 kg basmati
  • 1 ½ kg beef
  • 200 gm butter
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Instructions

  1. Boil beef with salt until tender. Cut onion, potato, carrot, and eggplant into round shapes. Apply salt to the vegetables. Fry lightly in oil.
  2. Take a nonstick saucepan and spread butter or oil on the bottom of the pan. Place onion slice over the butter so that it can cover the bottom of the pan. Then place potato, carrot, and eggplant slice layer by layer over the onion slices. Put half kg of rice over the vegetables and spread the rice. Then put boiled beef over the rice and cover the beef with the rest of the rice. Spread butter in between the rice. Add salt and hot water to the rice. Mind it, water should be 2 cm above the rice. Cover the pan with a lid, cook the rice with a medium beam. After the rice is tender cook again with a low beam for 10 minutes.
  3. Take a big flat dish (rekabi) and turn the saucepan upside down. Place the rice in the middle of the dish. Finally, onion, potato, carrot, and eggplant will rise up. Decorate with salad and yogurt around the rice. Turkish women decorate the Maqluba like sunlight.

The Most Popular Turkish Recipes with Eggplant: Kurdan or Islim kebabi

Kurdan or Islim kebabi is another famous Turkish recipes. The main ingredients of the recipes are eggplant and beef minced. It is a little bit tricky but tasty and delicious.

Preparation time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time60 minutes
Serving8

Ingredients of Simple Turkish Food Islim kebabi

How to Make Famous Turkish Food Islim

Step 1

Cut eggplant into long slices. Add a bit of salt and fry it. Cut tomato and capsicum into sound shape.

Step 2

Put minced beef, dry chili, black pepper, turmeric, onion slice, and coriander leaves slice.

Mixed all ingredients very well. Soak the bread piece with a little bit of water and grind it with a palm. Add bread to the minced beef. Beat the egg and add to the minced beef mixture. Make small balls and fry them.

Step 3

Set fried eggplant in a crossway, like a plus sign. Put two meatballs at the center of the fried eggplant. Cover the balls with the other side and pass through a toothpick. Place one piece of capsicum and tomato over the eggplant and fix it with a toothpick.

Step 4

Add 2 glasses of water and salt with 1 tbsp tomato puree. Cook it for a few minutes. Spread this tomato puree over the eggplant and bake it for 30 minutes at 180°c.

Serve the hot kurdan kebab with Maqluba.

A List of Turkey Famous Food

1. Kebabs

2. Baklava

3. Dolma

4. Turkish coffee

5. Turkish delight

6. Menemen

7. Gozleme

8. Simit

9. Turkish pizza

10. Iskender kebab

11. Sis kebab

12. Imam bayildi

13. Hunkar begendi

14. Kofte

15. Pide

16. Lahmacun

17. Musakka

18. Borek

19. Sigara borek

20. Su borek

21. Tavuk gogsu

22. Hamsi

23. Kayseri mantı

24. Turkmen pilaf

25. Baklava with kaymak

26. Kadaif

27. Kulicha

28. Tulumba

29. Sekerpare

30. Asure

31. Komposto

32. Tarhana

33. Zeynep pekmezi

34. Kokorec

35. Yogurtlu kebap

36. Tel kadayıf

37. Dried apricots

38. Dried figs

39. Dried apricots with walnuts

40. Dried figs with walnuts

41. Marzipan

42. Turron

43. Baklava with ice cream

44. Chocolate baklava

45. Rice pudding

46. Sütlaç

47. Muhallebi

48. Kazandibi

49. Künefe

50. Aşure

51. Baklava cheesecake

52. Baklava ice cream

53. Baklava milkshake

54. Turkish ice cream

55. Kemalpaşa

56. Külbastı

57. Güllaç

58. Sütlü nuriye

59. Şöbiyet

60. Kaymaklı lokum

61. Rahat lokum

62. Rice pudding with almonds

63. Rice pudding with pistachios

64. Rice pudding with pine nuts

65. Rice pudding with walnuts

66. Semolina pudding

67. Semolina pudding with almonds

68. Semolina pudding with pistachios

69. Semolina pudding with pine nuts

70. Semolina pudding with walnuts

71. Sütlü çörek

72. Krem şöbiyet

73. Tatlı su

74. Şekerpare

75. Kadayıf

76. Künefe

77. Tiramisu

78. Baklavası

79. Profiterol

80. Napoleon

81. Chocolate mousse

82. Strawberry mousse

83. Orange mousse

84. Cherry mousse

85. Raspberry mousse

86. Mango mousse

87. Banana mousse

88. Caramel mousse

89. Cheese mousse

90. Chocolate cake

91. Strawberry cake

92. Orange cake

93. Cherry cake

94. Raspberry cake

95. Mango cake

96. Banana cake

97. Caramel cake

98. Cheese cake

99. Apple pie

100. Peach pie

I love to and like to share my delicious recipes with my family and friends. If you like simple Turkish recipes please share the Turkish dinner menu recipes with your family and friends.

*Happy Cooking*

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Sultana Parvin, the owner of this site (sultanarecipe.com) is a passionate recipe builder with thorough knowledge of food, nutrition, and dietary needs for people of different ages and different physical conditions. She has contributed her creative recipes to different food and recipe sites, e-books, and magazines. Sultana is widely experienced on different menu and food courses. With her amazing cooking expertise and innovative ideas, she has been writing various food recipes, particularly those Bangladeshi and Indian traditional main and side dishes like: vegetarian, chicken, meat, fish, desert, rice, noodles, cakes, cookies, soup, smoothies etc. Sultana possesses in depth knowledge on foods’ nutrition value and other relevant contents, such as calorie, carbohydrate, fat, sugar, fiber, sodium, protein etc. of a wide variety of food items. In addition to the taste of food items, Sultana analyses psychology and taste of different categories and ages of people while developing her food recipes. Publications of Sultana Parvin: Sultana wrote a number of Recipe Books, among those following recipe books have been published in Amazon.com: ** Yummy Vegetable Recipes: Delicious Indian Vegetable Dishes ** Authentic Indian Vegetable Dishes **30 Diabetic and Heart Healthy Indian Food Recipes with Nutritional Detail Sultana edited a famous recipe book, namely “Flavors of India and Africa” written by Khatun Gulamani of California, USA.