Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

Lahmacun is Turkey’s answer to pizza. We’ve tested it and absolutely fell in love with it. It consists of a thin crispy dough, that is topped with lamb or beef mince, flavored with some spices and herbs. It is served hot, right out of the oven and cheese is definitely not on the toppings list.

Ingredients Needed for Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

10 ounces of lamb mince
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
½ red bell pepper, diced
½ yellow bell pepper, diced
1 tomato, chopped
½ cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon sumac
½ cup parsley, chopped
7 ounces of pizza dough

For the yogurt dip:

4 ounces of yogurt
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ cup parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil

How to Cook Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

  1. Preheat the oven to 465 degrees F/240 degrees C.
  2. Add the lamb mince in a large bowl. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  3. Season with cumin seeds, paprika, coriander powder, and sumac. Add a touch of parsley and give it a good stir.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Lay the pizza dough on the paper and evenly spread the lamb mixture. Slide the tray into the oven for the next 10 minutes.
  5. Add the yogurt in a large bowl along with the garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Mix until smooth.

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