Lahmajoun is a Turkish dish that has been very popular in Macedonia in the recent years. The word "lahmajoun" has Arabic roots and it means "dough with meat". It is consisted of thin dough (as in pizza) topped with minced meat, vegetables and spices.
If you want to try this Turkish specialty, you can easily prepare it at home. Here's the best recipe for lahmajoun:


● For dough:
  • 400 g soft flour
  • ½ fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt

● For filling:
  • 400 g minced beef meat
  • 200 g canned tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 peppers
  • 20 g cheese
  • 4 tablespoons edible oil
  • Mixed spices, black pepper

  1. Combine milk, water, sugar, yeast, oil and a little salt in a container and then gradually add the flour, kneading all the time until you get a soft and elastic dough. Allow the prepared dough to grow.
  2. Prepare the filling until the dough rises. Chop the onions thoroughly, and cut peppers and the preserved tomatoes into cubes. Grate the cheese on the larger side of the grater.
  3. Put onions and peppers to fry on some oil shortly, and after a short time add the minced meat, canned tomatoes and spices. Dine until all the ingredients soften.
  4. Divide the risen dough into four parts, and manually shape each part in a pizza shape, taking care that the edges are thicker and the center is thinner.
  5. Apply filling over the shaped pies and add grated cheese, then each on a pan coated with  baking paper in the oven to bake until reddened. Bake at 200 C degrees for about 10-15 minutes
  6. Serve with fresh salad or ajran, yogurt or sour milk.
  7. You can roll lahmajoun and eat it as a doner.