|Alternative names||Lahm b'ajeen, lahmajoun|
|Place of origin||Middle East|
|Region or state||Armenia, Cyprus, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey|
|Main ingredients||minced meat, vegetables and herbs|
|Cookbook: Lahmacun Media: Lahmacun|
Lahmacun (also spelled lahmajoon, Armenian: լահմաջու lahmaǰu or լահմաջո lahmaǰo; Turkish: lahmacun from Arabic: لحم عجين, laḥm ʿajīn, short for Arabic: لحم بعجين, laḥm bi-ʿajīn, "meat with dough") is a round, thin piece of dough topped with minced meat (most commonly beef or lamb), minced vegetables and herbs including onions, tomatoes and parsley, and spices such as cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin and cinnamon, then baked. Lahmacun is often served with ayran or şalgam and wrapped around vegetables, including pickles, tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, and roasted eggplant.
Lahmacun is a popular dish in Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and in Armenian and Turkish communities worldwide. The dish has existed for thousands of years but has become much more popular over the last few decades. The dish is sometimes known as "Turkish" or "Armenian pizza". Due to the hostile nature of the relations between Armenia and Turkey, the opening of Armenian restaurants serving the food in Turkey had caused protests.
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