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Turkish Lamb Pide



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • ¾ cups milk warm
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg

For lamb filling:

  • 500 gm lamb Finely minced
  • 1 Onion large
  • 2 cloves Garlic ( I used 6)
  • 2 tbsps Butter Vegetable oil or
  • ½ tsp Cumin ( I used 1 tsp slightyl roasted cumin powder)
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala (optional,my addition)
  • ½ tsp Red chilli flakes (optional,my addition)
  • to taste salt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice Fresh
  • 2 tbsps mint Fresh chopped
  • 1 tomato Medium
  • bell pepper / Redgreen
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese Mozarella or
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top


  • In a big bowl put warm milk, sugar and yeast.Keep undisturbed for 10 minutes. It will start to bubble. Add egg,salt and oil.Mix everything well and add flour. Knead to a nice smooth,elastic dough.
  • Oil a bowl and coat the dough ball well. Cover with a wet towel.Let the dough rest for up-to 1 hour until it double in sizes.
  • Mean while heat a pan. Add butter/oil. Add minced garlic. Once it is aromatic,add chopped onion. Fry till onion is golden brown.
  • Add minced lamb. Saute in high heat for 5-6 minutes. The lamb will start changing colour. Reduce flame add all dry spices. Let it cook till lamb is done.
  • Add tomatoes,and chopped red bell pepper. Let it cook for 2-3 more minutes. Stir in between.Switch off the gas.
  • Add chopped mint,lemon juice and give everything a good mix.Keep aside and let it cool.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  • Punch down the dough and release all trapped gas. Take out dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide into two pieces.
  • Take one part, roll dough to a oval shape. Then transfer the oval shaped dough to a lined baking sheet. Using hand stretch the dough a little more. It should turn to an oval shape. Dust top with some cornflour.
  • Spread half of the cooled mixture on the shaped dough. Spread half of grated cheese on top. I have sprinkled some fresh cottage cheese in one and some sliced mushroom on another pide.
  • Fold the side,bring together the end and pinch together. Shape the dough like boat. Refer this step by step pictures on how to shape.
  • Lightly beat one egg. Using a pastry dough brush the edges of shaped dough. Pour couple of spoon of egg above the filling. Sprinkle sesame seed on the edges.
  • Bake pide for 25- 30 minutes or until it looks golden brown.
  • Once done let it rest for 5 minutes,then sprinkle some zaatar on top. Slice and serve warm.