LOKMA – fried sweet dough dessert.

Lokma is a Turkish fried sweet dough that is covered in a simple syrup. Served as a dessert, lokma is a popular coffee accompaniment.

Lokma is often baked in batches and served up at special occasions such as weddings, business events, house parties. you will often see pop up stalls cooking lokma on the main streets or town centre in the tourist area and can grab a pot full for a couple of lira.

The Turkish word lokma means ‘mouthful’ or ‘morsel,’ which describes these tiny bites of heaven. Lokma originated with the sultan’s cooks at Ottoman Empire palaces.

after the 20th century, it became a traditional Turkish dessert.


1 1/4 cup warm water

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

2 cups all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon salt

vegetable oil

For The Syrup

3 cups sugar

1 1/3 cups water

2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Mix together yeast and sugar to warm water. Stir until dissolved. Leave to side for 5-10 minutes or until bubbled up
  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt and yeast water, stir with oiled wooden spoon until you get a dough-like consistency.
  • Cover with cling film and place in warm or shaded place and allow to rise for an hour or so, or until doubled in size .

Preheat vegetable oil in a chip pan or larger pan depending on required amount of lokma.

  • Spoon dough by the tablespoon into vegetable oil and allow to cook for about two minutes on each side, until each side is a golden brown colour.
  • Repeat with remaining dough. Drain on paper towels.

Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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