11 March 2018

Turkish bread with veggie pieces and cabbage

When I lived in Germany I used to get some fluffy Turkish bread everywhere, but now I haven't been seeing them around much. I started missing this type of bread so much that I decided to make my own. I consulted my cookbooks, but those recipes didn't quite feel right. Then I came across the Lazy Cat Kitchen blog and their No-Knead Turkish bread. The recipe seemed very straight forward, so I gave it a go, and it turned out to be very good indeed. I would advise you to follow that recipe, if you want a loaf of Turkish bread.

I thought that it would be nice to have some easy veggies with a tahini sauce with this bread, and of course I had to choose the protein. I used Astrid och Aporna's fake chicken pieces, which are so good. They are bouncy, as they are pre-fried, but also juicy. The veggie pieces are made of mixed seitan and soy. I marinated them with a blood orange marinade, as I've been having a lot of blood oranges lately. You can substitute them with any other nice veggie pieces.

This is otherwise a really quick dish, but of course the bread baking takes the most time and effort. However it's of course very much worth it. See here, how I made this dish, and have a good Sunday!

Turkish bread with veggie pieces and cabbage

Turkish bread

Marinade for the veggie pieces

½ blood orange's juice
1 tsp maple syrup
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp ground cumin

Other ingredients

300 g veggie pieces
2 shallots
1 garlic clove
½ red cabbage
Fresh coriander leaves
Oil for frying
Optional hummus to be served on the side

Tahini sauce

4 tbsp tahini
1 lemon's juice
1 tbsp water
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp smoked paprika


I marinated the veggie pieces in a blood orange marinade first. Mix the ingredients for the marinade together and roll the veggie pieces in the marinade. Cover the bowl and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Make the bread.

Mix the ingredients for the tahini sauce and set it to side. This will be sprinkled on the veggie pieces later on.

Chop the cabbage into thin strips, and also chop the shallots and garlic finely. Fry them briefly in hot oil, and then also add the veggie pieces to the pan. My pieces were pre-fried, so they just needed heating up.

Sprinkle some fresh coriander leaves and the tahini sauce on the top of the mix, and serve it with the bread and some hummus.


Your VegHog


  1. We have a place that does lovely fluffy cheap turkish bread - every now and again I get a huge round of it. So I like the idea of making it but am a bit spoilt with it being easily available. I love the look of your and your dinner. Turkish bread gives every meal a lift - so I am glad at least you have a good source of it even if it does take a bit of time

    1. I love those huge breads from the Turkish shops, or wherever they can be gotten. Maybe I just haven't found the right trader here.

  2. Oh the fresh homemade Turkish bread looks lovely - in fact your whole plate looks very delicious. I will have to give the bread a go someday.

    1. The bread was really good and easy to make, and it was also nice in this combination with some seitan/soy bits, veggies and tahini.


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