Turkish Lahmacun

Turkish Lahmacun
29 April 2024

How about preparing lahmacun, a famous flavor in Turkish cuisine, with your own hands? Lahmacun, which is very popular among traditional dishes, is a dish that has managed to make a name for itself with its easy preparation and flavor. It is prepared by adding minced meat, onion, parsley, garlic, and spices to the rolled-out dough. Originating from the Middle East, this dish is also consumed in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. In English, it is sometimes called 'Turkish pizza'. It must be cooked in a stone oven. The name lahmacun derives from the Arabic word lahm bi ajin, which means 'dough with meat'. It spread all over the country after the 1960s. Lahmacun is especially served with foamy ayran. We have a recipe that has a has a delicious filling and a fragrant smell. If you have already prepared the ingredients on the list, we can start the homemade Antep lahmacun recipe.

How Many Calories Are in Antep Lahmacun?

One Antep lahmacun has 190 calories.

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Servings : 8 People
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Turkish Lahmacun


For the dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the minced meat sauce:

  • 500 g fatty minced meat
  • 2 green peppers
  • 100 g tail fat
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper paste
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 pinch of parsley
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Sumac
  • Chili pepper
  • Cumin
  • Salt
Turkish Lahmacun


  1. For the dough, sift 4 cups of flour into a bowl. Add dry yeast, olive oil, and salt.
  2. Add warm water to the mixture little by little and knead the dough until it reaches a consistency that will not stick to your hands.
  3. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest.
  4. For the filling, pass all the ingredients except the tail fat and minced meat through a food processor and add the spices.
  5. Add finely diced tail fat and minced meat to the mixture and knead it.
  6. Divide the rested dough into equal pieces and roll out the pieces with a rolling pin.
  7. Add the minced meat mixture to the dough and spread it all over the surface.
  8. Place the lahmacuns on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake the lahmacuns in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until golden brown. Enjoy your.
Serving Suggestions

You can serve the prepared lahmacuns with chili paste, plenty of greens, and lemon.

Expert Tips
  • Make sure that the water you use for making the dough is at room temperature. In this way, the yeast will dissolve more quickly.
  • The minced meat and tail fat used in the filling should be finely grinded.
  • If the filling is too dense, you can thicken it by slowly adding water.
  • If the grill setting of the oven is turned on during cooking, the lahmacuns will be crispy.
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