How to make Lahmacun -

Middle eastern fresh dough pizza with flavourful mutton mince topping.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Fresh yeast (ताज़ी यीस्ट/ ख़मीर )

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Lahmacun Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lahmacun Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 2¼ cups

  • Fresh yeast 1½ teaspoons

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ½ teaspoon

  • Salt ½ teaspoon

  • Olive oil for greasing

  • Topping -

  • Mutton mince (keema) 2 cups

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 3

  • Tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped 2 medium

  • Pickled jalapenos seeded and finely chopped 1

  • Paprika smoked 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves finely chopped ½ cup

  • Fresh parsley finely chopped ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Juice of 1 lemon


Step 1

To prepare pizza dough, put yeast in a bowl. Add two tablespoons warm water and castor sugar, mix and set aside to activate.

Step 2

Sieve together flour and salt into another bowl, mix and make a well in the center. Add activated yeast and mix. Add some warm water and knead into soft dough.

Step 3

Transfer the dough onto the worktop and stretch for five minutes.

Step 4

Grease a bowl with some olive oil, place the dough in it, cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside at a warm place to prove for one hour.

Step 5

Transfer the proven dough on the worktop and knock back to release excess air. Roll into a log, divide into four equal portions and shape into balls.

Step 6

Dust a plate with some flour, place the balls, cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for thirty minutes.

Step 7

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a baking tray with some olive oil.

Step 8

To prepare the topping, heat butter in anon-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add garlic and sauté for one minute. Transfer into another bowl.

Step 9

Add mutton mince, tomatoes, jalapeno, smoked paprika, mint leaves, parsley, salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 10

Roll out each ball into one-eighth inch thick disc and place them on the greased baking tray.

Step 11

Brush some olive oil on each disc and spread some mutton mixture on top.

Step 12

Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for twelve to fifteen minutes.

Step 13

Drizzle some lemon juice on top and serve hot.

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