Southeastern Anatolia


Ingredients for Mumbar Recipe 1 kg sheep wax300 grams ground beef (with fat)400 grams of bulgur300 grams of rice (optional)40 grams of tomato …

Ingredients for Mumbar Recipe

  • 1 kg sheep wax
  • 300 grams ground beef (with fat)
  • 400 grams of bulgur
  • 300 grams of rice (optional)
  • 40 grams of tomato paste
  • 40 grams of chili paste
  • 25 grams of butter
  • 2-3 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)

For the cleaning water:

  • 0.5 liters of vinegar
  • enough water
  • Orange or lemon peel

How Is Mumbar Made?

  • First of all, while the mumbar is being prepared, the inner and outer sides should be cleaned thoroughly and kept in vinegar water.
  • The mumbar, which is washed under water, is cleaned by turning it upside down and scraping it with the help of a knife.
  • Rub the inside and outside of the mumbar with salt and onions. A large bowl is filled with vinegar water. Mumbars are kept in this water for 2-3 hours.
  • Bulgur is generally used in stuffing, but rice can also be preferred, depending on preference.
  • The mumbar is washed again and set aside with the oily part inside.
  • The inner mortar is prepared with the above materials. The inner mortar is filled into the candlestick by turning it with the help of apparatus.
  • At this stage, care must be taken not to puncture or tear the candlestick. In addition, it should not be filled too much so that it does not burst while cooking.
  • When the inside of the candlestick is completely filled, it is tied at the ends and pierced with a skewer in several places.
  • Prepared mumbars are placed in the pot and enough water is added to cover the stuffing.
  • After cooking, it is taken out of the pot and put into the pan.
  • It is fried with melted butter until it becomes crispy. It is served hot. Enjoy your meal.