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Tarhana Dough Recipe


Tarhana Dough Recipe


Tarhana is the basic soups of Turkish cuisine. Its dough is prepared at home. It is a long process buth worth it. It is an easy soup also. When cooking tarhana you first pour some water on 4-5 tbsps of tarhana and let it soften for 10 mins. Then you melt some butter and add 1/4 tbsp ground red pepper to the butter. Then add softened tarhana and some water and cook constantly stirring. You can add some salt to taste.

It is also possible to cook tarhana with minced meat if you like. One thing you should for it is to add 50 g minced meat to the butter and roast. The remaining process works the same way.


Tarhana Dough Recipe

Tarhana Dough Recipe

Tarhana Dough Recipe


  • 2 kg red bellpeppers,
  • 2 onions, chopped,
  • 2 spoonful of plain yogurt,
  • 3 tsps dry yeast,
  • 2 tbsps salt,
  • Flour.


  1. Chop bellpeppers,
  2. Place into a deep pan and cook until tender,
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool,
  4. Transfer cooked bellpeppers into a large plastic bowl,
  5. Add onions, yogurt, yeast and salt,
  6. Add flour step by step and knead gently,
  7. Add flour and knead until you reach an elastic dough which doesn’t stick to your hands,
  8. Make a ball and cover with a towel,
  9. The dough will be fermented for ten days,
  10. For ten days after you first knead the dough, add a handful (more or less according to the form of your dough) of flour every day and knead for 5-10 mins.,
  11. And for days after the first ten days knead the dough everyday without adding flour,
  12. At the end of fifteen days divide the dough into small pieces and lay on a towel,
  13. Turn upside down the pieces in the next day,
  14. The other day cut the pieces into more little pieces,
  15. Let them dry for 2-3 days more, changing their places
  16. Grind the pieces with a food processor finely,
  17. Spread tarhana on a towel and let dry for another 2-3 days,
  18. Keep in a glass jar.

Bon appeti…




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