Links to externally published english translations of Musa Dağdeviren’s recipes, the paucity of which initially inspired this project. All open in new tabs. Please report bad links HERE.

Apps / Mezze

Biber Cacigi “Pepper and Yogurt Spread” (at The Atlantic)

Lor dolmasi “Fresh Cheese dolmas” (at the Special Broadcasting Service of Australia)

Meats / Kebabs

Grilled Lamb kebabs with smoky Tomato sauce (at Food and Wine)

Cartlak Kebap “Liver Kebab With Onion Salad” (at The Atlantic)

Adana Kebab (at

Yoghurt-marinated Chicken kebabs with Aleppo Pepper (at Epicurious via Bon Appetit)

Kapama “Baked Lamb and Rice” (at the Special Broadcasting Service of Australia)

Perde Pilavi “Pastry-Veiled wedding pilaf” (at; originally via Saveur, no link extant?)

Primarily Vegetable Dishes

Eggplant and Lentil stew with Pomegranate molasses (at Food and Wine) aka Mualle

Zucchini Musakka with Chickpeas and spiced Lamb (at Food and Wine)

Swiss Chard with Garlicky Yoghurt (at Food and Wine)

Leeks culiama (at


Turkish chopped salad (at Food and Wine)

Tangy Mung Bean salad (at Food and Wine)

Zahter Salad “Fresh Thyme, Parsley, and Onions in Pomegranate Molasses Dressing” (at The Atlantic)


Yoghurt with sautéed Fruit and dried Nuts (at Food and Wine)

Although there are a few other postings of mild variations on some of the above recipes, and a few food bloggers who have attempted their own recreations of dishes they enjoyed at Dağdeviren’s restaurants in Kadiköy, the above essentially represent the totality of English-language recipes adapted from Dağdeviren and his project.