Cigarette Pastry with Cheese

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Cigarette Pastry with Cheese (Peynirli Sigara Böreği)

Yufka2 piece350 gr
White cheese - -300 gr
Parsley 1 bunch60 gr
Oil +absorbed during frying7 tablespoon70 gr


Lay 2 yufka layers on top of another. Cut into 24 wedges. Set aside. For fılling: Mash cheese with a fork. Combine with fınely chopped parsley; mix. Divide into 24 portions. Place fılling on wide side of each wedge of layer: Fold 2 corners slightly over fılling. Roll into shape of cigarette. Dip tip of layer in water; seal. Deep fry in heated oil. Drin on papper towel. Serve warm or cold.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy373 cal
Protein12,8 g
Fat21,1 g
Carbohydrates36,3 g
Calcium2,52 mg
Iron3,32 mg
Phosphorus154 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium454 mg
Vitamin A354 iu
Thiamine0,18 mg
Riboflavin0,03 mg
Niacin2,61 mg
Vitamin C4 mg
Cholesterol8 mg

Regional Characteristics:

Cigarette börek is usually served as a side dish following a meat dish as a main course. It is served as snack between meals with tea, as appetizer on buffets, cocktail parties and luncheons. Cigarette böreks are kept in refrigerator or frozen before frying. Fresh chopped dill can be used with parsley. Ground meat spinach or potatoe fıllings can be used. In Konya province cigarette börek is brushed with oil and baked.