Gambilya (Bodrum-Style Fava)

A thick, creamy paste unique to Bodrum cuisine with lemon and dill flavourings. Recipe by



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Category: Mezes & Appetizers
Cuisine Type Turkish


Bodrum fava

1 'Su' Glass Bodrum Bakla (Gambilya)
0.5 Medium onion
0.5 Peel of half of lemon
1 Clove of garlic (Optional)
0.25 Bunch Fresh dill (Optional)
1 Tablespoon Salt
3 'Su' Glasses Water (600mls)

Gambilya (Bodrum-Style Fava) Directions

    1. Wash and drain the peas
    2. Finely chop the onion and lemon peel.
    3. Put the peas, onion and lemon peel into a saucepan.
    4. Add the salt, olive oil and water and bring to the boil.
    5. Once boıied, blend until smooth. 
    6. Strain through a fine sieve into a glass baking dish.
    7. If using chop the dill finely and mince the garlic, mix into the paste and allow to cool to room temperature. 
    8. Chill and serve cold.

Recipe notes

Bodrum bakla, fava of Gambilya can be found in the Milas and Bodrum areas of Muğla and online. 

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