Poğaça (Savory Pastries)

Poğaça Recipe: A Delicious Turkish Pastry


Poğaça is a savory pastry that's a popular snack in Turkey. The pastry is soft, fluffy, and filled with various savory fillings such as cheese, olives, or potatoes. It's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack any time of the day. This pastry is also popular during Ramadan when it's served for iftar, the meal that breaks the fast. This dish is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste. So, if you're looking for a delicious pastry that's perfect for any occasion, Poğaça is definitely worth a try!

Poğaça (Savory Pastries)


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, 1 of them for egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional fillings: feta cheese, olives, potatoes, minced meat, or herbs


In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Add the vegetable oil, plain yogurt, and milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until a smooth dough forms. Cover the dough with a clean cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Divide the dough into small balls, approximately 2 inches in diameter. Flatten each ball with your palm and place a small amount of filling in the center of each dough. Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges by pinching them together. Place the pastries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Beat the remaining egg and brush the tops of the pastries with the egg wash. Bake the pastries for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Additional Information

Poğaça is a popular pastry in Turkish cuisine, and there are many different variations of the dish. The pastry is often served with Turkish tea and is a staple in Turkish breakfasts. Poğaça can also be found in bakeries throughout Turkey and is often sold as a street food. This pastry is versatile and can be filled with various savory fillings such as feta cheese, olives, minced meat, or herbs. You can also experiment with sweet fillings like Nutella or fruit preserves.

Poğaça (Savory Pastries)

Questions and Answers

Q: Can I make these pastries ahead of time? 
A: Yes, you can make the dough and fillings ahead of time and assemble the pastries right before baking. You can also freeze the pastries and bake them when you're ready to eat. 

Q: Can I use a different type of flour? 
A: Yes, you can use whole wheat flour or a combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour for a healthier option. 

Q: Can I make mini versions of this pastry? 
A: Yes, you can make smaller versions of the pastry for a bite-sized snack or appetizer. 

Q: Can I add more fillings?
A: Yes, you can add different fillings to customize the pastry to your taste. Some popular options include spinach and feta cheese, potatoes and herbs, or minced meat with onion and spices. 

Q: Can I use a different type of yogurt? 
A: Yes, you can use Greek yogurt or any plain yogurt that you prefer.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious Turkish pastry!

Also read: Delicious Turkish recipes

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