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Nalan Ozden

This recipe was sent in by Nalan Ozden from Turkey

Frankly I prefer to eat instead of cook but generally my friends want to me to cook mıhlama. I am a Blacksea person. My friends love it too. So I would like to share its recipe. Please try it. Thank you :)

Nalan Ozden


The finished dish

Ingredients (for 3 people)

  • 1 tumbler corn flour
  • 3 spoonfuls of (yellow) butter
  • Salt
  • 150 gr. yellow sheep’s cheese
  • 2 tumblers of water


  1. First melt the butter in a pan.
  2. Add the corn flour and fry.
  3. Add all the water slowly and cook on medium heat, stirring all the while.
  4. When the flour mixture is like a soft paste, add the cheese and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add as much salt as you need – if the cheese is salty, don't add salt!

Ready, Bon Appetit :) Eat by dipping chunks of bread in to the cheese mixture

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    • 1. At 2:33pm on 19 Jun 2010, Antonella wrote:

      The ingredients are easy to find, it is easy to prepare and it looks water-mouthering. Althought it might seem strange to eat a hot dish during summer time - IMO - I'll definitely try out your recipe. By the way, here in Northern Italy it's raining every single day...

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    • 2. At 10:26pm on 19 Jun 2010, lily wrote:

      How much is a tumbler??

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    • 3. At 03:45am on 20 Jun 2010, deli wrote:

      it`s cool to see Mihlama`s preperation here. i also like it and we always eat at Ramazan nights. Thanks for your sharing this unique simple meal.

      Good cooking, don`t leave from kitchen..

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    • 4. At 3:38pm on 21 Jun 2010, melek wrote:

      Hi everone!
      I m from Black Sea region in Turkey,too.Very nice to see "mıhlama" here..It s very traditional meal in Turkey especially in Black Sea region..We nearly eat it two or three times in a week in the breakfasts..So i strongly recommend it..Very delicious!!

      Thank you Nalan for sharing its recipe here...

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    • 5. At 8:57pm on 22 Jun 2010, shrimppa wrote:

      For Lily
      I hope you will enjoy mihlama Lily. It's well known in Turkey. Easy and delicious.
      Thank you Ms.Ozden for the recipe

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    • 6. At 8:14pm on 23 Jun 2010, zehrayldrm wrote:

      Hi folks!
      I am also from the blacksea region of Turkey. So I know mıhlama well.. You should try it :-)
      And "kuymak" is the other name of it...

      By the way Antonella here in Northern Turkey it's raining every single day also :-)

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    • 7. At 03:42am on 25 Jun 2010, Wally wrote:

      It looks....... I don't know, I never tried that before, just like mashed potato.

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