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Spinach And Feta Gözleme #BreadBakers

BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. I couldn't join for the last few months due to lack of time, but I didn't want to miss out this time and somehow made it :) This month's host Anshie of Spice Roots selected griddle breads as the theme. We could make any breads that are cooked on a griddle or tawa. If you love bread baking and want to be part of this wonderful group, go through the details at the end of the post.

Most of our Indian breads are made in griddle but I wanted to try something different and settled on this gözleme. A gözleme is a savory Turkish flatbreads made from flour, yeast, oil and sometimes yogurt too. The fillings vary by region, but mostly include vegetables, greens, meat and cheese. For the perfect gözleme, they key is to roll the dough as thin as possible.

A traditional gözleme filling does not have spices, but I was worried if it will bland, so I added cumin, pepper and bit of chilli flakes. If you haven't tried gözleme, you definitely must give this a try. It was really delicious and I will be making them often. Next time, I will substitute half the flour with wheat flour, and try different filings too. Off to the recipe.


{ Turkish pan-fried flatbread filled with spinach and feta cheese }
Recipe Source ~ Ozlem's Turkish Table
Makes 6


3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp instant dried yeast
½ tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp yogurt
200 ml water

For the filling:
200g spinach leaves, finely chopped
200g feta cheese, crumbled
¼ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp red chilli flakes
Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil, to cook


1. In a mixing bowl add flour, yeast, sugar, salt and mix well. Add oil, yogurt, water and mix well to form a dough.

2. Knead the dough until soft and non-sticky. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and rest for 30 minutes or until dough doubles.

3. To make the filling, combine spinach, feta, cumin powder, red chilly flakes, salt and pepper in  large bowl and mix well.

4. Once the dough doubles, punch the dough and knead again. Divide into 6 pieces and roll into balls.

5. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball with a rolling pin as thin as possible. Now fold the left and right so that it forms a rectangular shape.

6. Place about 3 tbsp filling  in the middle and fold the top and bottom sides over the filling, making sure the filling is covered well. Gently press the edges to seal.

7. Heat a griddle or pan and add little olive oil. Once oil is hot, gently place the gözleme and cook in medium heat until both sides are golden brown.

Notes and Tips
  • If using active dry yeast, add yeast to warm water and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast is foamy.
  • 200 ml water was enough for me to make the dough. You can add more little more water if required. 
  • Spices in the filling are optional. You can adjust according to your preferences,
  • It is important to roll the dough as thin as possible, otherwise the dough will not get cooked.

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to

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  1. That looks so delicious! So well made!

  2. looks like paratha.wonderful recipe dear

  3. Gozleme looks so good. I love that one can use any stuffing in it.

  4. nice and tempting treat.. My kids would love this for sure..

  5. These look absolutely gorgeous, Sona. Thank you for joining in with a beautiful bread and introducing us to a different culture.

  6. I could eat this all day long, what a gorgeous looking bread. I love the flavors of the mediterranean!!

  7. looks yumm and so perfectly made..great styling too...loved it

  8. It was very thoughtful adding cumin, pepper and chilli. New and tempting recipe..

  9. Sona your Spinach and Feta Gozleme sure looks lovely. Well-done

  10. This Gozleme is just gorgeous. The bread looks strong enough to hold the ingredients but not tough. What a beautiful recipe!

  11. What a tasty looking sandwich!

  12. This looks soooo good! What a beautiful griddle bread. I learned so much!

  13. Your bread looks so perfect... thin and crispy and that filling is just so delicious!

  14. Wow!! Lovely flat bread!! Love the filling ad looks gorgeous!!

  15. Loverly it looks.. nice to know of a new bread recipe..

  16. This looks extremely delicious and very tempting, love spinach and feta combo..

  17. I had never heard of Gozleme before today but I have had little spinach pies that look very similar and are delicous.

  18. By seeing this bread i am drooling. Excellent preparation sona. Love the greens and cheese together. Pinning it. I am conducting a giveaway at my blog. I would be very happy if you can participate. Thanks

  19. Love these beautiful pics. I am sure the wraps tastes awesome with the spinach and feta filling.

  20. It looks super yummy dear...will surely try this..

  21. Lovely Gozleme Sona!! Beautiful pictures too!!

  22. Gozleme seems to be so perfectly made ! good choice, Sona :)

  23. It's been fun traveling the world with Bread Bakers this month! Thank you for sharing this.

  24. Same pinch Sona, I made gozleme too this onth :-) We thoroughly loved these. Your clicks are tempting me to try them again soon.

  25. I made this. Very delicious. Thank you


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