How to make Tulumba (Turkish Dessert) -

A traditional Turkish fried pastry sweetened by soaking in sugar syrup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Semolina (rawa/suji) (रवा/सूजी)

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Desserts

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Tulumba (Turkish Dessert)

Tulumba (Turkish Dessert) Recipe Card


Turkish cuisine is largely based on Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Greek, Central Asian, Caucasian, Sephardi Jewish cuisine, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine in turn influenced these as well as other cuisines of  neighbouring countries, including those of Central and Western Europe.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Tulumba (Turkish Dessert) Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1½ cups

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1½ cups

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Salt a pinch

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Eggs 3

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Syrup -

  • sugar 2 cups

  • lemon juice 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan. Add one and half cups water, butter, sugar and salt, stir and bring to a boil. Add flour and whisk continuously.

Step 2

Remove pan from heat, add cornstarch and semolina and mix well. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

Break in the eggs gradually and whisk well using an electric beater to prepare a batter.

Step 4

Fill a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle with the batter.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 6

To prepare sugar syrup, heat the sugar with one and three-fourth cups water and bring to a boil. Add lemon juice and remove the scum that floats on top. Once the sugar syrup reaches one string consistency, switch off the heat and set aside.

Step 7

Pipe out the batter directly into the hot oil, cutting the ends with the help of scissors to get two inch strips and deep-fry till light golden.Transfer into the sugar syrup and soak for two minutes.

Step 8

Drain and serve immediately.

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