Lahmacun (Middle Eastern Pizza)


Lahmacun, lahmajoun or lahm bi-`ajĩn is a personal, very thin crust, minced meat pizza. It is a common dish in Middle East, Anatolia and Caucasus regions. In countries like Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, or Iran, there are bakeries that cater only lahmacun. In Western countries, some Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, or Turkish restaurants serves lahmacun as a side dish.


As the Arabic name suggest (lahm bi-`ajĩn – meat with dough), it is not a vegetarian dish, but since I try keep away from meat in my daily life, I replaced the minced meat with ground meat alternative. The taste was same.

For the dough I used the same recipe as Turkish pide, from Home Baking.

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