Kabak çiçeği dolması – stuffed zucchini flowers
These kabak çiçeği dolması are a different take on dolmades, and they’re so much prettier.
Servings
30pieces
Servings
30pieces
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Purée the onion and garlic. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion-garlic purée and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes. Add the tomato and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rice, pul biber, pepper, salt, lemon juice and zest. Stir well and set aside to cool.
  3. Stuff each zucchini flower with the rice filling, then gently fold over the petals one by one to enclose. Repeat until they’re all filled, lay them into a large skillet in a single layer. Pour over the lemon juice (from ½ lemon), virgin olive oil and water.
  4. Cover the skillet and cook over a very low heat for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool before attempting to remove from the skillet as they can fall apart if lifted when hot.
  5. Serve warm or cold, garnished with toasted cumin seeds and pomegranate molasses, if you wish.