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Çiğ börek

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Çiğ börek (Raw borek) is a popular Turkish dish that was brought to Turkish cuisine by Crimean Tatars and is mostly cooked by Tatar communities living in Istanbul and other Turkish localities. It is made of yufka, cut in a moon shape, stuffed with raw lamb mincemeat mixed together with chopped onions, salt and pepper, and fried on both sides until golden brown in olive or sunflower oil. A simple dough is used for Çiğ börek, made of wheat flour, fresh yeast, water and salt, but it should rest for about half an hour. When boreks are fried, they are put on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil. Çiğ börek is traditionally served warm and goes best with yogurt or Ayran.

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References

Çiğ börek, tr.wikipedia.org

Chiburekki, en.wikipedia.org

Turkish Dishes: Cig Borek (Raw Pie or Tatar Pie), turknoy.blogspot.com