After reminiscing about the coastline of Turkey in my previous story, I wanted to share a traditional Turkish Pide recipe that I discovered.

Even as I put together our last story, I was lusting for the lemon, garlic and parsley flavours on bread that are typical of Turkeys cuisine like the delicious Turkish Pide recipes found there.

Close Up Beef Turkish Pide

Close Up Beef Turkish Pide

I haven’t been to Turkey for many years, and unfortunately, I don’t have another trip pending at the moment.

I wanted to find a dish with the flavours to satisfy my increasing cravings for the local foods. The Turkish Pide was my first choice!

Assorted Turkish Pide

Assorted Turkish Pide

I must have a pretty great food memory because I can still smell the aromas from the markets and street stalls in Turkey.

The aromatic spices that linger in the air and the luscious foods that draw you closer to the local street vendors. I knew I wanted to taste an authentic Turkish Pide again. After a little trial and

So I decided to cook some authentic Turkish Pide, after a little trial and error I found a recipe that, with a little alteration, nailed the flavours.

Beef Turkish Pide

Beef Turkish Pide

Today I am bringing you my adaptation of a Turkish Pide recipe. These are the flavours I remember and loved. There are loads of ingredients you can use to make Turkish Pide as it is, after all, a bread with fillings.

Ingredients for Turkish Pide Recipe

  • 510 gmflour
  • 1 1/2 tbspinstant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 210 ml lukewarm water
  • 25 gm olive oil
  • 1/4 cup extra of olive oil to brush pides
  • 500 g minced beef not lean
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 green capsicum diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp smokey paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped half for serving

How To Make Authentic Turkish Pide Bread

  1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt then add the oil and warm water.
  2. Use your hands to combine the dough and kneed the mixture to for five minutes to activate the gluten.
  3. When you have a soft shine dough cover the bowl with a tea towel and place the bowl in a warm spot. A good place is near a sunlit window.
  4. After an hour the dough should be ready for use. Check that it has increased in size. If not place it in a warmer environment and leave it a little longer.
Turkish Pide
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Pide Recipe - Turkish Bread Authentic & Stuffed with Deliciousness

There are loads of ingredients you can use to make Turkish Pide as it is, after all, a bread with fillings.
Course Dinner, Finger Food, Lunch
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword homemade pide, pide, turkish bread, turkish pide
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total 2 hours
Servings 8 large Pide
Calories 430 kcal
Author Daisy Edwards

Ingredients

Dough:

Filling:

  • 500 g minced beef not lean
  • 1 whole onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 green capsicum diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped half for serving

Serving

  • 1 in lemon cut wedges
  • 1 serve hummus recipe on my site

Method

Dough

  1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt then add the oil and warm water.
  2. Use your hands to combine the dough and kneed the mixture to for five minutes to activate the gluten.
  3. When you have a soft shine dough cover the bowl with a tea towel and place the bowl in a warm spot. A good place is near a sunlit window.
  4. After an hour the dough should be ready for use. Check that it has increased in size. If not place it in a warmer environment and leave it a little longer.

Filling

  1. Add the mince meat, onion and garlic to a frying pan, I don't use oil because I find there is enough in the meat.
  2. Fry off these ingredients. The mixture will look quite wet for a while but as you continue to fry the it will eventually be cooked off.
  3. When the moisture starts to reduce add the diced capsicum and spices.
  4. continue to cook the beef filling for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. When there is very little moisture left remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
  6. Add half of the chopped parsley to the pan.

Cooking

  1. Preheat oven at 180C.
  2. Prepare two large baking sheets with baking paper.
  3. Dust the bench top with a little flour.
  4. Divide the dough into about 8 equal balls.
  5. Roll each of the balls out into a thin oval shape.
  6. Place each of the 8 dough basis on the baking tray.
  7. Add the beef filling to the dough leaving a 1 1/2 cm boarder around the outside.
  8. Fold the border over the filling and pinch the top and bottom ends together.
  9. Repeat the same steps until all the dough has the Pide filling.
  10. Brush each pide with the olive oil.
  11. Bake the Pide for about 15 - 20mins at 180C or until golden.

Recipe Notes

The preparation time includes one hour to rest the dough.

Nutrition Facts
Pide Recipe - Turkish Bread Authentic & Stuffed with Deliciousness
Amount Per Serving (1 pide)
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 1207mg 50%
Potassium 267mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 25.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Can I make a confession now? I’ve made the this Turkish Pide recipe three times now! I love it so much. I am considering making a mega batch of the beef pide filling and freezing it in portions to cook quickly.

Turkish Pide Recipe w Homemade Hummus

Turkish Pide Recipe with Homemade Hummus

Whenever I make the Turkish Pide, I also make my quick homemade hummus. Then, before diving into the Pide I squeezed huge amounts of lemon over the dish, slather hummus over the top, and plonk a fistful of chopped parsley on top. It is so good!

Try creating and cooking your own homemade Turkish Pide recipe and tell me what you think.