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This delicious recipe brings back my wonderful memories of Istanbul, Turkey! Lahmajoun is a meat flatbread pizza. All the ingredients are ground up together and spread over a thin pizza base and baked till crispy. Cheese is not added typically to this pizza.

In Istanbul, you find people enjoying this as a snack or for lunch or dinner. This dough is made with milk so the base is extra crispy.

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Lahmajoun – Turkish Pizza


  • Dough
  • 2 cups whole wheat Flour
  • 1.5 cups all purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp instant Yeast
  • 2 tsps Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 cup warm Milk
  • 1/4 cup warm water if required
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Topping
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 cups diced Tomato
  • 2 cups diced red Pepper 
  • 2 cups diced green Pepper 
  • 2 cups diced white Onion 
  • 1 tbsp green chillies
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 lb ground Lamb or Beef
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried mint
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes and sumac
  • 2 tsps Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked Pepper
  • 2 tsps Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil


  1. Add the 2 flours together
  2. Add the yeast and sugar and mix
  3. Add the olive oil and add the milk a little at a time
  4. Knead well and add the warm water if required
  5. Do not add the salt yet
  6. Place in an oiled bowl and keep in a warm place for 1 hour
  7. Knead once it's risen and add the salt and a little extra flour and divide into fourparts
  8. Roll out each part to a large thin circle
  9. Prepare the topping by first processing all the vegetables together
  10. Add the meat and all the spices, salt, pom molasses, olive oil and parsley and process till it's a thick paste
  11. Spoon and spread over the rolled dough and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 mins