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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

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Cook Time

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


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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.


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      amaliaV 13 months 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...

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

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

      Angels are on the way ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

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

      Angels are on the way ps

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

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