Dumplings in Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

Tatar Barak

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


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

These hat-like dumplings are popular in the Middle East and Central Asia. They require a good amount of time, as they’re folded by hand. It’s common for neighbors or family members to help, with some families even hosting a dumpling day filled with cooking and, of course, eating of dumplings.


For the dough

  • cups (160 grams) flour
  • ½ cup plus


Make the dough: combine the flour, water, salt, milk powder, olive oil, and wheat starch in a large bowl, mixing to form a soft dough. Add more or less water as needed. Brush the dough with a little olive oil, then cover it with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

While the dough is resting, make the filling: warm the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the