Two roll of turkish tantuni

Turkish Tantuni, or as it is called a tantuni sandwich or tantuni Kebab, is one of the best Turkish foods. This recipe consists of minced beef or chicken sliced, which is stirred over low heat in a wide tray, and then these soft slices are wrapped in Turkish bread or wraps and are sold in restaurants in The streets of Mersin and Istanbul, this food is considered one of the famous popular food for the ease of its ingredients, and today the tantuni recipe is one of the main addresses in Turkey kitchen.

What is Turkish tantuni recipe?

Its name is in English "wrap" "dürüm" and the birthplace of this meal is the city of Mersin in southern Turkey. If you ever go there, do not forget to sit in a traditional restaurant and enjoy this great food rich in meat and vegetable on the city street.

Tantuni is a delicious and fast Turkish dish that is available in many popular restaurants and on the street or by the sea. This meal must leave an impression on your mind due to the intensity of its pleasure because it is cooked on low heat with Turkey spices.

Types of Turkish Tantuni Recipe

There are several recipes for Tantuni, but there are only two basic types that people like to buy from the street, the first is with sandwich bread and the second is with Lavash, which is a roll of very thin dough with a slice of meat cut into cubes with tomatoes, peppers, and Turkish spices, roll these tender slices in bread and serve with onions and raw parsley.

Also, you may see special chefs in some Turkey restaurants cooking onions and parsley with spices at the same time and replacing beef with chicken or lamb, and adding other vegetables to this recipe because each chef has his own method, but all of this does not match the authentic tantuni recipe.

How to make Turkish Tantuni recipe

  • Cuisine: Turkish.
  • Preparation Time: 15 min.
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Total time: 1/2 hr.
  • Servings 4.


500 grams beef or lamb, diced
1 medium-size onion chopped
1 large tomato, cut into small cubes
1 red or green sweet pepper, long slices
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tsp sumac
1 tsp paprika
1/2 ground pepper
1/2 salt
4 tbsp of olive oil (butter | optional.)
1 lemon cut in half
A glass of water


1) In a bowl put the beef, water, and salt on the stove and mix them a little for 10 minutes.
2) Some impurities will form brown color on the surface of the mixture, get rid of them.
3) Meanwhile, mix the onions with the sumac and keep them aside with the tomatoes and parsley.
4) After the beef is incompletely cooked, put it in a frying pan and then add the oil, sweet pepper slices, and other spices left except the lemon.
5) Stir them over medium heat for 5 min or more until cooked through and well blended.
6) If you feel that the mixture is dry, add water to it.
7) As mentioned above, you can use a spoon of butter as a flavor.
8) Now take the Turkish bread and dip it inside the pan so that it absorbs the sauce that is present in the mixture.
9) Fill the wrap with the meat mixture, then add chopped onion, tomatoes, and raw parsley and roll them well.
10) Squeeze lemons over them and enjoy the Turkish Tantuni recipe (afiyet olsun.)


* Tantuni recipe is easy to prepare so you can do it at home

When rolling the wrap, close it on one side so that the beef does not fall out.

You can add mozzarella cheese at the end (as desired)

Tantuni meal is served with a salad and drink "ayran."

See the full Lavash recipe

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