21 January 2014

Moroccan lamb gozleme

Let me share with you one of my favourite meals of late. Inspired by a recipe in last month’s Donna Hay magazine, and one that I had been meaning to try for a while.


The only problem was that I chose perhaps the worst day to make this dish for the first time. You see, with the temperature approaching 40C outside, a dish with dough and multiple elements on the stove-top – well let’s just say it wasn’t the smartest idea I’ve had.

However, I persevered – and although it may have arrived on our dinner table a lot later than expected, the flavour and end result was definitely worth the wait!

I started with the all-important filling ingredients Рthe first of which was silverbeet - washed, trimmed, and saut̩ed in a little olive oil until the leaves had just wilted.


Next, the lamb -  mince cooked with onion, garlic, sumac and harissa, until well browned, and then combined with a good amount of chopped parsley.


The final filling ingredient – my favourite – was a mixture of grated Havarti cheese and feta.


As for the dough – well what can I say?


It all started out innocent enough….dough mixed, kneaded and proved. It just came unstuck when it was time to roll – or should that be “became STUCK”.


However, with a tonne of flour, I managed to get the dough into some sort of manageable form, and divided it into two rectangles, before topping with the filling ingredients.


Enclosed , and then pan fried for 5 minutes each side – until golden brown.


The result?


Oh how I was relieved when it all came together! Served with lemon wedges and some yoghurt – this was just how I had pictured it.


Beautifully soft dough, and a flavour-packed filling – that made me forget the ordeals of the last few hours.


Definitely a dish I will make again! Just not in the middle of a heatwave hehe

What about you? Are you a fan of gozleme?


  1. I love gozleme! It's the thing that gets me up early on a weekend to go to a market. I love them with lots of lemon :D Yours looks great!

  2. I'm a huge fan of gozleme! Have often thought about making it too. Yours looks perfect - glad it turned out after all that effort!

  3. Love, love, love gozleme, especially when it's good. Your's looks delicious. You were brave to attempt it last week in that heat! Recipe please?

  4. Yum!!!! I've never actually heard of "gozleme," but living in the middle east I've eaten similar things. This looks so fabulous! Well done.

  5. Those look and sound absolutely delicious! I will have to get onto getting a copy of Donna's book. She always has some great yet simple recipes.