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Köfte Kebabı / Turkish lamb Kofta (meatball) Kebab, authentic and best recipe

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Selam everybody....Merhaba from Türkey.

Köfte or Kofta is definitely everyone's number one favorite here. As kebab, köfte is like staple and almost everyday meal for local. Men women adult to toddler.
And just like kebab, köfte has many variant base on meat used and its origin. 

There is İzmir köftesi origin from İzmir city (see recipe here) , or when you visit Bursa you should try Pideli Köfte, it's a small flat meatball served over pide flat bread flush with yummy tomato sauce then "fizz" with hot melted butter. You can check how to make it home here. There is another köfte from İnegöl town named İnegöl Köfte.
Each köfte (meatball) has own typical.

And today İ'd like to share my family's favorite; Köfte Kebabı or Kofta (meatball) kebab. At a glance it may look a like Adana Kebab, but it's totally different.
This is just simply meatball wrap over 2 cm wide bamboo skewer then grill or roast in oven / grilling. The spice uses for this köfte is more simple than Adana Kebab, but believe me it still pack with flavor of Turkish cuisine.


Serabi Kinca / Traditional Indonesian pancake with sweet coconut milk sauce

Resep dalam Bhs Indonesia ada dibagian bawah.

Selam......Merhaba from Türkey.

Indonesia has many....probably hundreds of variants of snacks. Start from traditional snacks e.g many kind of kueh basah (literally means wet / moist snacks), fried snacks (in Indonesian call gorengan) and other type of jajanan (snacks) mostly known as street food/ snack; for example batagor, siomay, kerak telur and more. 
Kueh basah are more often steamed than baked and normally have sweet taste, but some are savory as well. But not all of them using steamed method, named kue basah mostly because they are moist. 

Just like what İ want to share today. İt's including in kue basah- calls Serabi Kinca. İt's a pancake-like, served with sweet coconut milk sauce. Traditionally the pancake cooked on clay concave wok and heat over traditional clay stove with char coal calls anglo stove.

Unfortunately mine was broken during my flight from İndonesia to Turkey few years ago. So İ made this favorite kue basah using small teflon pan diameter ±13cm. İf you have iron cast pan it will work as well.



Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia bisa diklik disini

Selam everybody.... Merhaba from Türkey.

Indonesian cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences. Sumatra cuisine, for example, often has Middle Eastern and Indian influences, featuring curried meat and vegetables such as gulai and kari, while Javanese cuisine is mostly indigenous, with some hint of Chinese influence. The cuisines of Eastern Indonesia are similar to Polynesian and Melanesian cuisine. Elements of Chinese cuisine can be seen in Indonesian cuisine: foods such as bakmi (noodles)bakso (meat or fish balls), and lumpia (spring rolls) have been completely assimilated.

Throughout its history, Indonesia has been involved in trade due to its location and natural resources. Additionally, Indonesia’s indigenous techniques and ingredients were influenced by India, the Middle East, China, and finally Europe. Spanish and Portuguese traders brought New World produce even before the Dutch came.

The Indonesian islands Moluccas (Maluku), which are famed as "the Spice Islands", also contributed to the introduction of native spices, such as cloves and nutmeg, to Indonesian and global cuisine.

Indonesian cuisine often demonstrates complex flavor, acquired from certain ingredients and bumbu spices mixture. Indonesian dishes have rich flavors; most often described as gurih (savory which equate to umami) and pedas (hot and spicy), and also combination of basic tastes such as manis (sweet), asin (salty), asam (sour) and pahit (bitter). 


Tangerine orange Roll Cake, easy and failproof / Bolu gulung jeruk mandarin yang mudah dan lezat, tanpa emulsifier

Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah.

Selam everybody...Merhaba from Türkey.

Some say roll cake while other calls swiss roll cake or jelly roll or cream roll.
But for me they are same. İt's just normal sponge cake that rolled up filled with buttercream or jam or whipped cream or whatever you prefer.

The sponge cake itself can vary in flavor or in the method.
İf you check my swiss roll cake category at the sidebar, you can find some various recipes, method and filling.

And what İ am going to share is another roll cake. 
İt's tangerine orange roll cake with orange curd filling, yet you can fill with anything you like. Also you can use mandarin orange instead of tangerine, yess.. İ know.. they are family 🍑

Different from my other recipe which using emulsifier.This roll cake using separated egg sponge method. 

Turkey or Chicken Shawarma Recipe / Resep ayam atau kalkun Shawarma

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah.

Selam everybody..... Merhaba from Türkey.

This is my advanced posting from my previous shawarma spice mix before. 

We, especially husband very much enjoy fast food style homemade meal on our menus e.g döner kebab or pizza.

İn Turkey we have dozens types of döner base on meat used, origin and the way it cooked. 

İ already posted some of homemade style Turkish fast food on some of previous posts. 
Many of them for example famous Istanbul street food Kumpir or food you should eat when you are in Bursa city; Pideli Köfte ( meatball served over sauced flat bread). And the world class famous Adana Kebab . For you who enjoy vegetarian food, you should try my meatless Çiğ Köfte (raw "meat"ball)

Yep.. İ have plenty homemade Turkish fast food/ street food on my blog 🍗🍡 check the Turkish Foods category on side bar.


Easy and fragrance Shawarma Spice Rub / Bumbu untuk Shawarma

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam everybody.... Merhaba from Türkey.

İ mostly cook everything from scratch, if you are my regular reader you might already knew it. And for my home cook, buying spices whole is my best prefer.
Not only because it still best in flavors and aroma,buying and using spices whole gives us such rich exotic flavor with fragrance locked in for far longer than ground one.

As well as this spice mix İ am going to share with you today. İ use spice whole for making my shawarma spice rub.
Having this spice mix in your pantry, you'll be one step ahead for making your shawarma from scratch and it is best and pack of flavors spice mix you gonna love.

Shawarma Spice Rub Recipe.

Mini Pumpkin CheeseCake / Cheesecake labu kuning

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Selam everybody.......Merhaba from Türkey.

This is our weekend dessert. The humble yet delicious classic pumpkin cheesecake.
İ know you might find hundreds of cheesecake recipes out there, but İ assure you this pumpkin cheesecake recipe is keeper and repeatable one.

The pumpkin and spice adding it's so into this season.
Today İ made mini version of this pumpkin cheesecake. İ used two 11 x 6 cm mini mold but you can use one 16 x 10 cm for bigger version but please adjust the baking time to get nice result.

But İ just love mini version ... 💗💖

For pumpkin puree İ use homemade one but you use caned pumpkin puree as your prefer. You can see my homemade pumpkin puree here.

For baking process İ use steam bake at low temperature. İ take wide baking tray and put a rack (± 3 cm high) then place my cheesecake pan onto it. Fill hot water almost as high as the rack. 


Salted caramel Apple Galette

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah

Autumn slowly leaving the town
Abandon those deciduous leaves in wet
She preached to the cold white snow
That she must go somewhere at north
Bringing sad news from the south

The world is no longer the same
Autumn sad, but without tears
Because it already dried away
in the night when the summer dropped by...
🍁 🍁 🍁 🍁 🍁 🍁

Salted caramel Apple Galette -Çitra's Home Diary.#applepie #galette #fallbaking #apple #dessert #caramelsauce

Selam everybody.... Merhaba from Türkey.

My today post is about a big flavor in humble form. 

İ believe  you will agree that this is the best dessert to bake to festive the fall.

The sweet sour of the apple will get along deliciously with my homemade sated caramel sauce.

Together with the help of flaky pastry as a base..this apple galette won't disappoint you for family after dinner dessert or weekend tea time.


Pandan Chocolate Marble Swiss Roll Cake / Bolu gulung marble pandan coklat

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam everybody......... merhaba from Türkey.

İf you are my regular reader you should already know that İ love baking Swiss roll more than cake. 

İ made them more than a dozen times with various recipes. 

You can check all my Roll Cake collections on "Swiss Roll Cake" category.

İt's quick and finish so fast cause İ have small family member. 

İf you never make roll cake before you may wonder how is it.

İt’s really just a rolled sponge cake with a filling – usually, though not always, jam – then slice sideways to serve. Everybody will love it. 

İt's best treat for any occasions; tea time,  coffee time or just hang out with your friends doing your hobby together.

And if ever baked them before..try this recipe. Nothing more adventurous and fun for bakers than trying new recipe and out from "comfort zone" using regular recipe.


French Macarons with Chocolate Caramel Filling (Italian meringue method)

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah.

Selam everybody....Merhaba from Turkey.

Making macarons is part of my baking journey. İ still remember how many times İ failed baking them before İ finally had my happy ending story.

My 1st succeed macarons was lemon macarons couple years ago, followed by some flavored macarons that become my favorite, especially Pandan macarons with coconut cream filling
For you who never try pandan in your macarons, you should try it...totally delish for your coffee time or entertain your friends.

Or maybe chocolate is your favorite.. you could see my dark chocolate macarons İ previously posted.
All those my macarons are using french meringue method which is starts with raw egg whites, whipped until they're foamy enough to hold stiff peaks, then fold into almond icing sugar mixture.
For Macarons with French meringue method, you can visit my category list "MACARONS" .

Just for information there are three method to whip the egg white; French method ( İ mentioned above), Swiss method and İtalian method.

Swiss meringue method is combines the granulated sugar and egg whites up front, whisking them together over a water bath to about 140°F (60°C), then whipping them until stiff peak stage.

You might know that macarons are highly unreliable cookies, even if you have made them several times. The results can vary from time to time, and sometimes you have no idea what went wrong when you got your macarons has no feet or crack or collapse after baking. 
It takes some time to figure out what works for you, in your kitchen and oven. 

When making macarons, most patisseries use the Italian method, due to the reliability of Italian meringue. People say it's very stable, which is important for a well-shaped macaron as well as fail-safe.

That's one of my reason also İ want to start my baking journey using İtalian meringue method for my macarons. İn this method we will whip the meringue with hot sugar syrup until it thick and glossy before adding it to almond mixture.

So voalla... here it is my blue macarons using my first italian meringue method 😍😎

For this method İ use liquefied egg white which is the egg white that had been placed in clean jar, İ covered with cling wrap with some small holes to let water content evaporate. İ kept my egg white in refrigerator 3 or 4 days.


Firecracker chicken balls Recipe

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Selam everyone..... Merhaba from Türkey.

When İ hear a word firecracker sauce... my mouth instantly watery. 

For you who already know what firecracker is and even tasted it probably you would be like me, except you don't like it.. 😁 

But İ doubt you don't like a savory garlicky spicy and sweet with a light tangy sauce. 

This firecracker sauce definitely worth trying, believe me it'll be repeatable.

This sweet-spicy hot sauce could be used in almost all protein sources. 


Apple pie with Salted Caramel Sauce

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam everybody...Merhaba from Turkey.

Apple Pie, fall delicious dessert that everyone should bake.

This hearty and humble apple pie wouldn't be simple anymore with flush a lot of salted caramel sauce.-who doesn't love caramel sauce.

Serve it with clotted cream or vanilla ice cream ..You gonna ask for more! 💛

İ love to make my apple pie in individual version so İt's easy for me to keep the rest in airtight container.

And with mini version make me easier to put it my my kid's or my hubby's lunch box.

Or just fill our picnic box for freshly weekend picnic before the air turns completely freeze.

Just impressive mini version! 

The crust is totally yummy! flaky and all butter type pie crust İ still couldn't move on to another recipe. 

The pie shell İ use is my favorite recipe still. You can check the pie crust recipe here in this link. İ made the crust a night before İ bake my pie. 

Feel free to use your own favorite pie crust, but take my word... you should try my flaky crust, it's worth to make and you gonna love it.


How to make easy Salted Caramel Sauce

Selam everybody...merhaba from Turkey.

Today I am so exited.

Because today İ post my VERY first video...

yaa...yaahh..İ know. İ am away too late actually doing my cooking video...but what should İ do. İ am mostly working alone in kitchen, no body help me to record any video during cooking.

But hey... better late than never, right? 
This video also İ took by my self with one hand and other hand doing things.
İt's looking poor video, raw, no edit at all and far from nice quality.. Bear with me. İ'll improve.

İf anyone could give me any suggestion how to make cooking video..please do leave your comment below. I would love to know.

And today İ am going to share my simple and easy how to make salted caramel sauce.

Who doesn't love caramel sauce. Especially my kid, start from dipping until use it for caramel popcorn, she loves it!

What about mix it with apple pie? Nothing more to describe than "yummy"!
yep.. İ am gonna use it for my apple pie sauce.

So here is my recipe how to make easy and quick salted caramel sauce.


Piri Piri Chicken Kebab with Piri Piri Grilled Corn on the cob

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam everybody. Merhaba from Türkey.

Since first time İ made it, İ fall in love and get addicted to piri piri sauce. And now piri piri sauce become staple in my fridge. You should try my "make in advance piri piri sauce" and you will get the best and delicious dinner / lunch ready within an hour.

And today İ make chicken piri piri kebab serve with piri piri grilled corn. İf you are fan of grilled chicken, give a try this piri piri skewer. 
And the corn..... Well... İ lloovveee it! in fact the grilled piri piri corn will be my repeatable meal for me and family.


Indonesian mix vegetables cook in coconut milk / Resep Sayur Lodeh

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Selam everybody...... Merhaba from Turkey.

Today's post is my childhood meal. Me and siblings grew up with this dish. My mom or my grandmother usually cooked this for us. İt's mix vegetable (curry-look alike) cook in coconut milk. Most often tofu or tempeh also mixed in it. And if we have enough money (at that time) to buy shrimps, my mom or grandma also put some small shrimp in it.

This Called sayur lodeh ( or in Javanese language calls Jangan Lodeh). Javanese curry-like dish, content with various vegetables, like eggplant, chayote, zucchini, young green jackfruit, bamboo shoot, yardlong bean, green bean, corn and so on. Just any leftover vegetable you have in your fridge can be added. 
And for protein addition, we add some tofu, tempeh or shrimp.
İt is so simple and cheap. That the reason why this was most repeatable menu in our house during my childhood.

We eat this with plain steamed rice, adding sambal terasi is a must. Together with fried protein - like fish or chicken- as side dish, this is the most humble and so traditional of Indonesian food. And forget to mention it's vegan and healthy.

What you need:


Red Velvet Marble Butter Cake

Resep dalam Bhs İndonesia ada di bagian bawah

Selam everybody. Merhaba from Türkey.

İt's been a while İ didn't post any butter cake since my last Chocolate marble butter cake. No other reason except because we don't really like eating butter cake except for weekend only. Or if İ had guest came to our house.

Husband prefer to have something light for after dinner dessert or just light cake/ snack accompany us during tea time.

And when one cooking group İ just joined in Instagram has theme for this week; marble cake. So voalla.... İ have a reason to rebake my childhood fave cake; butter cake.

At first İ wanted to make marble swiss roll but my kid out of sudden asking me to make A cake. She said boring with roll cake 😘😘😘😘 Aahh...ah..kido! She can request now..😊


Adana Kebab. Best and authentic recipe make it at home!

Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

First of all, I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you can come back, again and again, to check up any beyond Indonesian or Turkish food or something sweets that you might love. Your comments and emails brighten my days and make this simple blog thing worthwhile 😍💛

Adana kebab is hand-minced meat kebab, mounted on a wide long skewer then grilled (mangal) over charcoal. This kebab mostly has spicy distinguish taste due to addition of a lot of spicy Urfa biber / isot biber
Urfa biber is a dried Turkish chili pepper (type of Capsicum annuum cultivatedorigin from Urfa (Şanlıurfa- one province in southeast Turkey) 

This kebab named after the city where this famous kebab came from - Adana.
Adana is 6th big city on population (2016) in Turkey (south).

Urfa biber / isot biber

There is also similar to this kebab named Urfa kebabı ( from Şanlıurfa) or people calls haşhaş kebabı which is less spicy than Adana kebab.

But İ assure you those kebabs are extremely delicious and once you eat it you won't forget the taste and you will ask more. 😋

Even the kebabs from Adana city (far away to south Anatolia), no need to worry if you visit Turkey (Istanbul or other city) you'll find this Adana kebab seller everywhere almost in each city. But still-of course-you must-visit Adana to taste real bud of Adana kebab 😊



Resep dalam bhs İndonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam...Merhaba from Türkey.

İt's pineapple tart cookies AGAIN...!! 😉
YYaaayyy..... İ hope you are not bored with it. Yep. This is the MOST repeatable cookie İ made for our cookie jar.
İ lloovvee it and never get bored of it. İf you know what pineapple tart cookies ( İnd, Nastar) is and you ate them before İ believe you like them as well.

Pineapple tarts cookies is one of Indonesian traditional (and some neighbouring countries) cookies that commonly made and serve during religious holiday such as Eid-el Fitr or christmas along with many other traditional cookies like; kaastengelsputri saljupastel miniButter cokies or simple chocolate cookies and more.

But in my house, no need to wait until holiday season to have this melt in mouth yummy cookies. Me and family always have evening tea time just like other Turkish family~and it would be very nice to have some cookies with it, right?
So I always have jars full with some cookies and this pineapple tarts cookies (nastar) is almost never empty cause I love it so much!
With sweet slightly sour taste from homemade pineapple jam inside of melting yummy cookie dough, nothing can beat this favorite tarts till now.

Even İ make this nastar quite often, as İ mentioned above-we never boring of it because we can vary it as many as we can. Just check my COOKİES CATEGORY to see my "nastar" variations. Just like today, İ make cheesy pineapple tart cookie. Adding some cheese into the dough definitely enrich the taste of this classic Indonesian cookies. 💙


Best Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake / Bolu Gulung Cokelat yang lezat

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Selam.... Merhaba from Türkey.

Roll Cake... something you never stop eating only one slice.

Especially when it's good...

And this chocolate roll cake is great! Really good.

İ have been try so many recipes before and they were all turning out deliciously . But this is my second chocolate swiss roll beside my old post Almond Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake.

Found this recipe on youtube by Michael Lim and it really worth keeper recipe.

Absolutely will repeat making it since İ love the recipe and more important is my family like it too.

Different from traditional Indonesian roll cake which require small amount of cake emulsifier, this recipe use separated egg method to allow cake fluffy and soft.

The cake also moist and has delicate pores and crumbs. The sweetness is just perfect for us. And the most important thing for roll cake is this cake flexible and easy to roll, no crack problem.

The cake vanished just in one day! 
You should try it too and tell me how do you like it.


Indonesian Fried Vermicelli / Bihun goreng kecap

Resep Dalam Bhs Indonesia ada dibagian bawah

Selam everybody..... Merhaba from Türkiye.

Beside rice, noodle is staple meal in Indonesia.
In fact we have so many type of noodle commonly consumed e.g; 
1. egg noodle (mie telor)--see my homemade egg noodle here , here and here.
2. Cellophane noodles (so'un) -- made of potato starch mix with green bean flour. The texture is very soft, suitable for soup, fried so'un noodle or filling for Indonesian fried dumpling. Sold in dry form, soak in hot water until soft and then ready to be processed into various kinds of cuisine.
3. Kwetiau / Rice stick noodles. Made by steam rice flour and water.
4. Bihun / Rice Vermicelli. Rice vermicelli is made of rice flour, the color is pure white and the texture is very soft. This noodle is very easy to cook so no need to be boiled, just soaked in hot water. Usually sold in dry form in plastic packaging.

Beside those noodle İ mentioned above we also familiar with neighbouring countries noodle, such as soba, somen noodles, or ramen from Japan.
Or some noodle type from China like Misua and Hokkien noodle.

Beyond the wide varieties of the noodle, the way we cook it also has no boundary because in Indonesian has many cultures and bring their culture into Indonesian culinary in their own ways.
İt'll never boring when you are digging Indonesian culinary. İt's rich, exotic, spicy, savory, umami, cultured.....

This is one simple and common recipe how to cook vermicelli in Indonesia, fried vermicelli with sweet soy sauce or Bihun goreng kecap. İt's fast and simple way to enjoy vermicelli noodles in any time, morning to night

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