Dumplings Cooked in Yogurt Sauce

Shish Barak

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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

  • About

It’s said that these dumplings were originally called shish darak — shish meaning helmet, darak meaning soldier — since the shape of the dough resembles a soldier’s helmet. It’s unknown how they became shish barak. Prominent in the Ammara area of Damascus, the dumplings are the sister of mantı, a type of dumpling from Central Asia. Preparation is time consuming, thus home cooks prepare several portions of shish barak in one sitting, pack them in storage bags, and freeze for several months t