Etliz Yaz Turlusu Recipe - A Delicious Cypriot Dish with Veal and Fresh Vegetables

Etliz yaz Turlusu

Etliz Yaz Turlusu Recipe - A Delicious Cypriot Dish with Veal and Fresh Vegetables
Region / culture: Cyprus | Preparation time: 45 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6


Etliz yaz Turlusu
Etliz yaz Turlusu

Etliz yaz Turlusu is a delicious and hearty Turkish summer stew that is packed with fresh vegetables and tender lamb. This dish is perfect for a family meal or a gathering with friends, as it is both satisfying and full of flavor.


Etliz yaz Turlusu has been a popular dish in Turkish cuisine for many years, especially during the summer months when fresh vegetables are abundant. The combination of lamb and a variety of vegetables creates a rich and flavorful stew that is enjoyed by many.


How to prepare

  1. Trim the beans and wash them.
  2. Dice the eggplants, wash them, add salt and let them sit for 30 minutes to sweeten, wash them again and squeeze them.
  3. Clean the okras, wash them, place them in a colander and sprinkle them with vinegar (so that they do not excrete mucilage).
  4. Peel the squash and cut it into pieces.
  5. Wash the peppers and cut them into pieces.
  6. Peel the potato and dice it.
  7. Once all the vegetables are prepared, start cooking the dish.
  8. Sauté the meat and onions in oil with a pinch of salt.
  9. Once they are sautéed, add the vegetables mixed with salt and pepper, the tomatoes, and 1 small cup of water. Let them boil for about 1 hour over low heat (without stirring because they will fall apart).
  10. Your dish is ready.


  • You can add other vegetables such as zucchini or bell peppers to the stew for added flavor and texture.
  • For a vegetarian version, omit the lamb and add more vegetables or tofu.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to sauté the meat and onions before adding the vegetables to enhance the flavor of the dish.

- Let the vegetables cook slowly over low heat to allow the flavors to meld together.

- Do not stir the vegetables too much while cooking to prevent them from falling apart.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Etliz yaz Turlusu with a side of rice or crusty bread for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making a delicious Etliz yaz Turlusu is to cook the vegetables slowly over low heat to allow the flavors to develop.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you do not have lamb, you can use beef or chicken as a substitute. You can also use different vegetables based on your preferences.

Make Ahead Tips

Etliz yaz Turlusu can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. The flavors will continue to develop as it sits.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Etliz yaz Turlusu in a large serving dish and garnish with fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a light and refreshing salad or a side of yogurt.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories per serving: 350


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Fats: 15g per serving


Proteins: 30g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Etliz yaz Turlusu is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and iron.


This recipe contains no common allergens, but be sure to check for any specific allergies before serving.


Etliz yaz Turlusu is a nutritious and well-balanced dish that provides a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.


Etliz yaz Turlusu is a delicious and nutritious Turkish stew that is perfect for a summer meal. Packed with fresh vegetables and tender lamb, this dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Etliz Yaz Turlusu. It was a warm summer day, much like today, and I was wandering through the bustling streets of Istanbul. The air was filled with the tantalizing aroma of spices and grilled meats, and my stomach grumbled in anticipation of a delicious meal.

As I walked past a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, I was drawn in by the sight of a group of women huddled around a pot, chatting and laughing as they stirred and seasoned the bubbling contents. Curiosity got the better of me, and I approached them, eager to learn more about what they were cooking.

One of the women, a kind old soul with a twinkle in her eye, noticed my interest and beckoned me closer. She introduced herself as Leyla and explained that they were making Etliz Yaz Turlusu, a traditional Turkish summer stew made with seasonal vegetables and tender pieces of lamb. My mouth watered at the description, and I knew I had to learn how to make it.

Leyla took me under her wing and taught me the intricacies of preparing the dish. She showed me how to select the freshest vegetables from the market, how to season the meat just right, and how to simmer everything together until it was tender and flavorful. As we cooked together, she shared stories of her own grandmother, who had passed down the recipe to her many years ago.

I was mesmerized by Leyla's passion for cooking and her deep connection to her heritage. She spoke of the importance of preserving these traditional recipes and passing them on to future generations. I felt privileged to be let into her world and to learn from her wisdom.

After hours of cooking and chatting, the Etliz Yaz Turlusu was finally ready. The aroma that filled the kitchen was intoxicating, and I couldn't wait to taste the fruits of our labor. I ladled a generous portion into a bowl and took my first bite. The flavors exploded on my tongue – the sweetness of the vegetables, the richness of the lamb, and the subtle hint of spices. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before.

From that day on, Etliz Yaz Turlusu became a staple in my cooking repertoire. I would make it for family gatherings, dinner parties, and even just for myself on lazy Sunday afternoons. Each time I cooked it, I would think back to that fateful day in Istanbul and the kindness of Leyla for sharing her recipe with me.

Over the years, I have made some tweaks and adjustments to the recipe, adding my own personal touch to make it uniquely mine. But the essence of the dish – the love and care that goes into each ingredient, the connection to tradition and heritage – remains the same.

Now, as I stand in my kitchen preparing a pot of Etliz Yaz Turlusu for my grandchildren, I can't help but smile. I know that one day, they will carry on the tradition and pass this recipe down to their own children, just as Leyla did for me. And in that moment, I am filled with gratitude for the gift of cooking and the power of sharing a meal with loved ones.


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