Turkish Katmer

Turkish Katmer
06 May 2024

Katmer, one of the famous desserts of Gaziantep, is served with poppy and tahini in the Aegean region. This dessert, which is also consumed in Central Asian countries, is prepared by folding the dough and baking it. It is usually decorated with pistachios and hazelnuts. An iron sheet is used in the cooking process. Since it is rich in oil, it is recommended to consume it in moderation. Katmer, which is among the local flavors, also meets the amount of energy the body needs. If the ingredients are ready, we can start the recipe to learn the answer to the question of how to make the original katmer.

How Many Calories is 1 Serving of Katmer?

One katmer prepared with standard ingredients is approximately 500 calories. Since it has a high sugar value, it is recommended that diabetics consume small portions.

Prep Time : 25 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Servings : 2 People
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Turkish Katmer


For the dough:

  • 100 g Oil
  • 200 ml of water
  • 2~3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For spreading the dough:

  • Starch

To fill in between:

  • 250 gr clotted cream
  • 10 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 10 tablespoons of powdered pistachios

For the topping:

  • Pistachio powder
  • Clotted cream
Turkish Katmer


  1. Put the water and salt in a large bowl and mix with your hands until the salt dissolves completely.
  2. Add flour little by little and knead until you get a dough with a smooth consistency.
  3. Divide the dough into eight equal pieces, cover it with a damp cloth, and rest it for a day. The next day, sprinkle starch on the rested pieces and roll them out thinly.
  4. Apply the melted 100 g of oil to each of them. Add pieces of clotted cream, granulated sugar, and pistachios mixed in a bowl, and fold the phyllo pastry into a square shape.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan and fry the katmer on both sides. Garnish with clotted cream and pistachios for an elegant presentation. Enjoy your meal!
Serving Suggestions

If you wish, you can serve the katmer with homemade chocolate ice cream.

Expert Tips
  • Knead the katmer dough until you get a velvety consistency.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. In this way, you can make it thinner without tearing.
  • You can also use a non-stick pan instead of a metal pan. In this case, you can turn the stove to medium heat.
  • If you have leftovers, you can cover them with plastic wrap and store them in the freezer.

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