MUCH better cold, so be sure to allow time for chilling before serving. I lived in Istanbul for a year and ate this regularly - the taste of this recipe is authentic.
My boyfriend went crazy over these.
Really tasty! I like the flavor combination and its a very different way to prepare leeks. A great vegetarian dish.
very tasty.. my suggestion would be adding in some more sugar. i substituted olive oil with sunflower oil because it is lighter and put a tablespoon of sugar (and another tsp (or 1 1/2) of salt to balance it) as i like it sweeter, a nice contrast with sour lemon.
I haven't tried this cold yet, but we really enjoyed it as a warm side to a roast! The finaly result was good, although I didn't add nearly as much water as called for and if I had I would have had to cook it a lot longer. I only added about 1/3 cup water and it was still very moist at the end of cooking. I would recommend squeezing a bit of lemon juice over just before serving if you are going to use this as a type of mezze as you can't really taste the lemon juice once it's been cooked.