Dienstag, 7. September 2010

Sigara Böregi

Sigara Böregi is a turkish snack made of a pastry called Yufka, which is traditional filled with a special kind of feta cheese, paprika powder, dill or parsley or both. I created a vegan version with a tofu based filling and I like it even more, than I liked the non vegan version.

Sigara Böregi


24 leaves of pizza-slice shaped yufka pastry (this might be hard to get, if you can't find a turkish grocery store, but you can also use phyllo-pastry which is quiet similar to yufka)

1 block of firm tofu, pressed

3 tsp of salt

1 hand of dill, finely chopped

3 tbs of paprika powder

1/3 cup of tahina

5 small cubes of fermented tofu

1 tsp of garilc powder

1/2 of nutritional yeast

some canola oil for deepfrying

1. In a bowl, mash the fresh and the fermented tofu with a fork.

2. Add all the other ingredients eccept the yufka and oil and mix well.

3. Place aprox. 2 teaspoons of filling on top of a yufka leave.

4. This is called CIGAR-böregi so you will need you cigarette rolling skills now. Try to roll the yufka around the filling like you would roll a cigarrette. If you want the version shown at a first picture or if you just have phyllo, than you roll it like you whould do with a springroll.

5. Deepfry inside of a pan with a lot of canolaoil until crisp.

1 Kommentar:

  1. These look amazing! I can't decide whether to make these or the Khaab El Ghazal for my next stuffed-pastry experience...