Ottoman Donuts

Tulumba

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    20

    Donuts
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Anatolia

By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

  • About

This snack, from the late Ottoman period, is soft inside and crunchy outside. Fried batter soaked in syrup is a favourite in Greece and the Balkan countries. Or you might consider it similar to Spanish churros or Egyptian balah el sham (Damascus dates). Tulumbas are particularly popular during the fasting month of Ramadan, where they give a sugar and carbohydrate hit for people who haven’t eaten all day.