ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Armenian recipe - Lahmacun or Lahmajo

Updated on December 30, 2015

National recipe - Lahmajun

This specific dish, Lahmacun or Lahmajun or Lahmayun is well known among Armenian People for centuries. Unfortunately today Lahmacun is being claimed as Turkish dish. Generally during the past centuries Turkish people are placing a tag " Made in Turkey" on many things, starting from famous Greek Orthodox Church " Agia Sofia " in Constantinople (renamed into Istanbul) and ending with small things as Armenian Recipes.

It is sad, because each culture has its own traditions, recipes, music and names. But I see such behaviour not only being practiced by Turkey but also by other nations as well. (FYROM now is called Macedonia) I bet in 20-30 years they will claim that Alexander The Great was not Greek. Living on today's territory that was called Macedonia in ancient centuries doesn't make those who are living there now, Greek Macedonians as was Alexander the Great.

Anyway... Here is the Recipe... Enjoy

Cast Your Vote

5 stars from 3 ratings of Lahmacun

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: 35 pieces ( 3-4 per person)


Yerevan and Legendary Mountain Ararat
Yerevan and Legendary Mountain Ararat | Source

Ingredients for filling

  • 1kg mince (not lean)
  • 1kg onions chopped
  • parsley, salt, black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 200 grams of chopped tomato sauce (can be found in any store)

Ingredients for Dough

  • 1kg flour, for all purposes
  • 2 portions of dry Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1.5-2 cups of warm milk, It depends on the quality of flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
Shaping the dough
Shaping the dough

Instructions in making Lahmacun

  1. Place flour into plastic bowl and add yeast, sugar and salt.
  2. Add butter, warm milk and start kneading the dough.
  3. Once dough is ready leave it to double in size for an hour.
  4. Cut the dough into 35 equal portions and let each dough ball to "rest" for 30 minutes.
  5. Shape each dough ball into tortilla (flat bread) like form. ( as shown in the picture)
  6. FILLING: Mix all the ingredients of the filling
  7. Apply butter on each piece of dough and add small portion of filling.
  8. Bake them in oven at 250 C until ready.
  9. Creating steam in oven will make flatbread softer (Optional)
  10. You can apply on dough instead of butter the extra virgin olive oil (Optional) and then add the filling

Few Tips

  • Melting butter in warm milk before adding the flour will make the dough tenderer.
  • Kneading the dough every 40 minutes will make the dough and flat-bread softer.
  • Lahmacun can be consumed with yogurt.


Nutrition facts - Lahmacun - Lahmajun

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 portion = 365gr
Calories 560
Calories from Fat171
% Daily Value *
Fat 19 g29%
Saturated fat 10 g50%
Carbohydrates 63 g21%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 36 g72%
Cholesterol 93 mg31%
Sodium 874 mg36%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      4 months ago

      You must be out of your mind posting stupid subject like “evil eye” bullshit!! Recipes is one thing, but stupidity is another!!!!

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      I came here for the recipe, and I read thoughts that nobody talk about it. Finally, well spoken! Thank you. Wish you a creative 2017, full of fun, joy, peace, love, care and luck. Big hugs from Greece! p.s they already say that Alexander the Great was not Greek...

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks Sam I will pass this along to my daughter ...this sounds deedee!!

      Angels are on the way ps

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks Sam I will pass this along to my daughter ...this sounds deedee!!

      Angels are on the way ps

    • My Cook Book profile image

      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      Hey Sam, yummy hub my friend :) Thank you...


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)