Turkish stuffed Pide | How to make Turkish stuffed Pide

By Rekha Joseph  |  4th Apr 2018  |  
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  • Turkish stuffed Pide, How to make Turkish stuffed Pide
Turkish stuffed Pideby Rekha Joseph
  • Prep Time

    80

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    4

    People

2

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About Turkish stuffed Pide Recipe

Pide and its various varieties are wide spread through Turkey,also known as Turkish pizza but shaped in the form of a boat. The base is a flat-bread of a similar style to pita, chapati, or western pizza crust. Toppings vary widely and include but are not limited to: cheese, onions, peppers, tomatoes, eggs, mushrooms, minced meat , and parsley.

Turkish stuffed Pide

Ingredients to make Turkish stuffed Pide

  • Dough
  • 2/3 cups warm water
  • 2 cups wwf + more for kneading
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • Filling
  • 200gms crushed paneer/minced meat
  • 2 chillies chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped very finely
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 3 garlic chopped
  • 7 chopped baby corn
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Fresh Basil leaves 2 tsp
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • 1 whole egg per pide smaller eggs if possible so whites don't pour over
  • egg + water for egg wash
  • Grated cheese, basil for garnish

How to make Turkish stuffed Pide

  1. First, make the dough. In a large boxing bowl, add the water salt, yeast and sugar. Mix lightly with a fork to get all the yeast in the water and allow to rest for about 10-12 minutes until the mixture begins to get foamy.
  2. Then add the egg and yogurt and mix to incorporate well. Then using a dough attachment, slowly mix in flour until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes until the dough is smooth and not sticky. Place in a bowl and allow to rest while you make the fillings. 
  4. To make the meat filling, add a tablespoon of butter drizzle a bit of olive oil in a large skillet and add minced meat/ paneer. Use a spatula to break it up and saute until just about cooked all the way. Then add green peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add chopped tomato, grated onion, smoked paprika, Turkish red pepper (or regular red pepper) and tomato paste. Add chopped corn. Stir everything together and cook on medium-high heat until the liquid evaporates and vegetables are soft. Season with basil, salt and pepper and taste for seasoning. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Once dough has rested and risen to about double its size, cut the dough into 4 equal portions, rolling each into a ball. Preheat oven at 180 deg C
  6. Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out one of the dough balls to about a 9 inch long oval and about an ⅛ inch thick (not too thin). Spoon in the meat filling, leaving a border around the pide to fold in. Use your hands to shape it to a long oval shape, crimping the ends. Then gently place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese and chopped basil.
  7. Brush egg wash over the border and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Use a small spoon to drizzle a bit of egg mixture over the meat mixture. Bake at 180 deg C for about 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  8. For having soft egg pide, Bake pide for 6-7 minutes first, then remove from oven and use the back of a spoon to make a small well in the center. Add your egg and place back in the oven and continue cooking for another 9-11 minutes or until crust is golden brown and egg is cooked.
  9. When done, allow to cool slightly before cutting. Garnish with extra chopped parsley.

My Tip:

Ensure usage of good quality yeast for soft breads

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