Turkish Sigara Borek Recipe

Turkish sigara borek served with yogurt cucumber dip cacik and cherry tomatoes

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Crispy phyllo filled with cheese and parsley. Incredibly tasty snack both for kids and adults.



For The Filling:

  • 1 and ½ cup crumbled cheese (like feta)
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped

For the phyllo rolls:

  • 2 phyllo sheets
  • ½ cup oil for frying


For the filling:

Combine cheese with parsley in a bowl.

To make the phyllo rolls:

  1. Place a phyllo sheet on the counter. Cut it into triangles using a sharp knife. Just like slicing a pizza. First, cut it into two. Then into four and then into eight.
  2. Grab a triangle and place it on the counter. Put about 1 tablespoon filling on the wide end of the triangle. Leave some room at each side.
  3. Fold in both edges first and then fold the wide end. Roll the phyllo until the top edge of the triangle.
  4. Brush the top part of the triangle with water so that it sticks when rolled.
  5. Repeat these for the remaining phyllo dough triangles.


Heat oil in a pan. Fry the cheese rolls in batches until golden. Transfer them on paper towel and serve warm.

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