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Paçanga Böreği And Salad
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5 from 3 votes

Paçanga Böreği Recipe

Paçanga böreği is fantastically tasty and is always a favourite when we invite friends round for food. It makes a good meze.
Course Börek
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 260kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


  • sheets yufka cut into 6 large triangles or 12 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 200 g kaşar or similar cheese, grated
  • 9 slices pastırma cut into pieces
  • 1 red capsicum pepper deseeded & finely chopped
  • 1 egg beaten with the milk
  • 1 splash milk beaten with the egg
  • sunflower oil for deep frying


  • First of all sauté your red pepper until it softens and allow to cool.
  • Take a yufka triangle and place on a flat surface with the pointed edge facing away from you.
  • Brush all over with the egg and milk mixture.
  • Take some of your grated cheese and arrange it into an oblong shape a couple of inches above the rounded edge, leaving a rough 3 inch gap either side.
  • Sprinkle some of the red pepper over the cheese.
  • Now arrange pastırma over the top of the cheese and pepper.
  • Fold the rounded edge over the top of your filling and then fold in both sides, too.
  • Now, keep folding until you get to the point at the top.
  • Repeat this process until you have used your 6 triangles.
  • Heat some sunflower oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • When the oil has heated, plunge your paçanga böreği into the oil in batches and remove when the pastry is golden brown. This only takes a couple of minutes so don't leave them unattended.
  • When your paçanga böreği is golden brown, remove from the oil and place on kitchen paper to drain.
  • Serve immediately and eat while hot.


  • Please note, calories are per paçanga, are approximate and are meant as a general guide. They will vary depending on the brand of cheese, the type of pastırma and whether you deep-fry or oven bake your paçanga böreği.
  • If you like, you can also add a chopped chilli (we do) to your sauteed red pepper.
  • Paçanga makes a good starter to a meal and is tasty, served with a simple salad. They're filling, so one paçanga per person is enough as a starter.