What is Tantuni?

Tantuni is a hot roll of pita bread and filling, originally from Turkey. Chicken tantuni is perfect for a quick snack, just like any street food. Homemade Tantuni consists of first boiled and then fried pieces of chicken fillet with the addition of tomatoes and sweet bell pepper. The juiciness of the dish is given by onions and parsley with a mixture of sumac. Sumac is a spice from the red berries of the plant, has a slightly sour taste. Often sumac is added instead of vinegar or salt.

Recipe type: Street food
Recipe type: Turkish
Yield: 4-6
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Chicken fillet — 300 grams
White or red onion — 1 medium onion
Parsley — a bunch
Salt — ½ teaspoon
Sumac — ½ teaspoon
Tomato — 1 piece
Bulgarian sweet pepper — 1 piece
Hot red pepper — to taste
Lavash — 1-2 pieces


1. Cut the chicken fillet into small pieces.
2. Boil the pieces of chicken fillet. About 10 minutes.
3. Peel the onion and cut it into half rings.
4. Chop the parsley coarsely.
5. Mix onion, parsley, salt and sumac in a cup.
6. Cut tomato and sweet bell pepper into pieces slightly larger than chicken.
7. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan.
8. Add pieces of boiled chicken fillet to the pan. Fry for 5 minutes.
9. Add hot red pepper, tomato and sweet bell pepper to the chicken. Fry for 5-10 minutes.
10. Put the filling from the frying pan (but not all) on the edge of the pita bread.
11. Add onion and parsley to the filling on top.
12. Tightly twist into a tube. One of the edges can be bent so that the filling does not fall out.
Serving: Serve immediately! It is combined with beer and wine.
Bon Appetit!

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