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Dear Ladies,

The next session of Turkish Cooking Classes will be held on  October 11th, Saturday, at 1 pm. at Turquoise Center. We will have Green Beans with Olive Oil (zeytinyagli fasulye), Meat Loaf Stuffed with Peas and Carrots (dalyan kofte), Pilaf with Orzo (sehriyeli pilav), Rose Dessert with Syrup (gul tatlısı)

We will be so Happy to see you in class!

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Session #1 September 27th

TAWA will organize the first session of Turkish Cooking Classes of this semester on September 27th, Saturday, at 1 pm. at Turquoise Center. We will have

  • Chicken Soup with Garlic,
  • Stuffed Dried Eggplant
  • Potato Salad with Yogurt, and
  • Toasted Bread Dessert.

We will be very happy to see you in our class!


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Session #12

Dear Ladies,

The next session of Turkish Cooking Classes will be held on  April 26th , Saturday, at 1 pm. at Turqoise Center. We will have  , Spinach Borek, Chicken Salad , Black Cumin Cookies, and Vanilla Birthday Cake ( Marshmellow fondant covered)

We will be very happy to see you in our class!


Spinach Borek

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Chicken Salad


Black Cumin Cookies

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Vanilla Birthday Cake ( Marshmellow fondant covered)

Eggplant kebab with stew beef in the oven

-2 lb (900 gr) beef, chopped in bite sizes
-2 eggplant, peeled and cut into chunks
-2 green bell peppers,cut in bite sizes
-2 red bell peppers,cut in bite sizes
-4 tomatoes,diced
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-¼ tsp black pepper
-¼ tsp thyme
-1 tsp salt to taste
-¼ cup olive oil

In a Tefal pan or in a stainless steel pot place the chopped beef and close the lid properly. Cook till the water evaporates (40-50 min) at low heat.When all the water evaporates, add the salt,black pepper and thyme. Sauté for 2 minutes over low-medium heat.

Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Wash and peel the eggplants in strip shapes and cut into chunks.Combine the eggplants with chopped green and red bell peppers in a medium bowl.Add salt and olive oil and mix.Transfer them over a glass baking dish ensuring they are in just one layer. Roast for about 20 minutes.
STEP 3 Meanwhile prepare the tomato sauce. Place the tomatoes in a pan and cook with a tbsp of oil, ¼ tsp salt and minced garlic over low-medium heat.
Mix all the fried vegetables on a baking dish and pour the tomato sauce on top.


dessert with milky syrup 1

-4 eggs
-4 tbsp sugar
-4 tbsp flour
-4 tbsp semolina
-1 pckt baking powder
-1 pckt vanilla powder
-1 tsp lemon juice
For Syrup
-3 cups milk
-1 cup sugar
For Topping
-3 cups heavy whipping cream
-6 tbsp cream cheese
In a bowl, mix eggs and sugar with a mixer until it becomes foamy (3-4 minutes). Then, add flour,semolina,vanilla,lemon juice and baking powder in. Stir continuously until the mixture gets smooth and even. Grease a 15x10x2 inch rectangular Pyrex baking dish and pour the cake mixture inside. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake until the surface turns light golden brown (for about 25-35 minutes).
Place 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of sugar into a pot to prepare the syrup. Bring to a boil.Turn the heat off and add another 2 cups of milk. Once the cake is ready take it out of the oven and immediately pour the cold milky syrup all over evenly.
Combine the cream cheese and heavy whipping cream in a large bowl. Use the whisk or hand mixer to beat the mixture until it forms stiff peaks when you lift the beaters from the bowl. Spread the cream mixture all over evenly.


-1 Cup Gram Flour
-1/3 Cup Water
-1 tablespoon of ground cumin
-1 Tablespoon of ground coriander
-2 teaspoons of salt (or to taste)
-1 teaspoon of ground chili pepper (or to taste)
***Mix together in a thick paste and set aside
-Vegetables (again what you would like to add)
-1 bunch of green onions
-1 bunch of Parsley
-1 medium size russet potato sliced small

Combine the vegetables with your mixed batter
In a fryer heat 2 cups of oil (I like sun flower or Canola)
Than take large spoons full and drop vegetable batter into the oil Brown on both sides, spoon out on a paper towel.
Serve with yogurt and catchup while still hot.

Session #11 Photos

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