Spiced Rolls with Sesame oil

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Spiced Rolls with Sesame oil (Nokul)


Flour4 1/2 cup500 gr
Salt1 tablespoon15 gr
Dry yeast3/4 tablespoon5.5 gr
Sugar1 teaspoon4 gr
Water (warm)1/2 cup100 gr
Oil2/3 cup130 gr
Yogurt1 cup220 gr
Sesame oil1/4 cup50 gr
Rose petal3-4 leaves10 gr
Cinnamon1 teaspoon2 gr
Clove1/2 teaspoon0.5 gr
Walnuts (chopped)3/4 cup75 gr
Sesame1 tablespoon10 gr


Sift flour in a large bowl, reserving 2 tablespoons. Add salt; mix well. Make a hole in center. Combine yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Add half of warm water; stir. Pour into hole in center of flour. Cover yeast with some flour. Let rise in a warm place for 10 minutes. Blend in yogurt, oil and rest of water gradually, mixing thoroughly. Knead for 5 minutes to make a soft dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until double in bulk. For fılling: Combine tahin and 2 tablespoons of oil, beating well. Set aside. Mix rose petals, spices, walnuts in a small bowl. Set aside. Divide raised dough into 2 portions with floured hands. Roll each portion into 0.5 cm (1/4 inch) thick oblong. Brush with tahin-oil mixture. Sprinkle with spices and nuts mixture. Roll up loosely beginning at wide side. Seal well pinching edges together. Cut roll into 12 slices. Arrange on an oiled baking pan 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) apart. Cover and let rise for 15-20 minutes. Brush with water. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.

Servings: 12

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy330 cal
Protein7,5 g
Fat18,2 g
Carbohydrates34,2 g
Calcium40 mg
Iron1,05 mg
Phosphorus86 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium404 mg
Vitamin A15 iu
Thiamine0,11 mg
Riboflavin0,08 mg
Niacin0,85 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Cholesterol2 mg

Regional Characteristics:

The recipe is from lsparta province. It is either called "Nokul", "Nukul" or "Zokul" in different regions. Tahin is omitted in recipes taken from Sinop. A mixture of crushed walnuts, seedless raisins and sugar is used as fılling. ln Nevşehir province it is called "Hamursuz" and rose petals are omitted. These rolls are usually served for breakfast or between meals. Tea or fruit juice is served with it.