Recipe & Video Tantuni Wraps - Traditional Turkish Street Food - Mildly Spiced Beef Stir Fry Wraps

Hungry Man

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7 Jul 2020
Local time
8:07 PM

Turkish Tantuni Wraps


  • 500 g beef round
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (oils with high smoking point with a neutral taste; canola, grapeseed)
  • water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 onion
  • Parsley, chopped, ½ cup
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tsp sumac
  • Juice of ½ lemon (optional)
  • Lavash bread to serve

  1. First, cut / shred the beef into small size julienne-like thin strips
  2. In a pan, start cooking the beef on medium heat and make a space in the middle
  3. Stir occassionally and until all slices are slightly brown and the meat releases its juice
  4. Once the beef releases it’s juice, skim off the impurities and the foam in the middle, if any and close the lid
  5. Bring to low heat and cook until the meat is fully cooked in its own juice
  6. Once the liquid is evaporated and beef is fully cooked, set aside the beef
  7. In the meantime for the garnish; thinly slice the onion, parsley and thinly chop the tomato
  8. Mix 2 tsp sumac into the onions and mix until combined
  9. Add the chopped parsley, mix and set aside
  10. Heat up a large pan or preferably wok, add 2-3 tbsp oil
  11. Once the oil is hot, add the beef in batches and stir fry for 1-2 minutes on high heat
  12. Add 2 tsp paprika powder and salt to taste and continue frying while constantly stirring
  13. Once the paprika powder is infused, add 1/4 cup water
  14. Continue stir frying until the water is reduced to half
  15. Press the lavash breads on the beef and let them absorb the sauce until soft and slightly wet
  16. Turn off the heat and start making a wrap
  17. Layer the parsley & onion garnish on the lavash and add some chopped tomatoes
  18. Add the beef on top, add salt to taste and drizzle a little bit of lemon juice
  19. Make a wrap and bend the wrap to an “U” shape not to keep the sauce in the wrap when eating
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