Tulumba is dessert common in the cuisines of the ottoman. Made from unleavened dough, the dessert is deep-fried to golden color then sweetened by sugar-sweet syrup.



Talumba is an originally Turkish dessert that is usually served during Eid. It is such a sweet savoury that is hard not to enjoy after having a heavy meal. This food has a crunchy exterior while the interior is soft and moist. Note that the interior is not hollow.
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CuisineTurkish Recipes
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Servings2 people


  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 1 cup bleached flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 p egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

For syrup:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar juice of
  • 1/2 p lemon


  • Place 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar and lemon juice into a saucepan to make the syrup. Then, bring to a boil. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved and then allow it to cool.
  • Add the semolina, saucepan bleached flour and the baking powder into the pan to make the dough. Then begin to mix slowly.
  • Grease a separate flat rimmed baking dish. Add the dough to it and fry on, heat until cooked.
  • Preheat an oven to 175 C. (350 F)
  • Bake about 75 minutes until golden. Cut Tulumba into square pieces. Pour the cold syrup over the desert. Wait for several hours until it is soaked.
  • Decorate with almonds and then it will be ready to serve.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g
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