Alternative names Tulumba, Tatli
Type Doughnut
Place of origin Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Armenia
Created by -
Main ingredients Yogurt and starch-based dough, syrup
Cookbook: Bamiyeh  Media: Bamiyeh

Bāmiyeh (Persian: باميه), (Azerbaijani: Ballıbadı), Tulumba (Turkish: Tulumba), or Tulumba (Armenian: թոիլւիմբա) is a traditional Iranian, Turkish, Armenian, and Iraqi Sweet,[1] similar to a doughnut.[2]

Main ingredients

It is made from a [l]- and starch-based dough, which is fried before being dipped in syrup.[3] It is a special sweet often enjoyed at Iftar in Ramadan.[4] It is also commonly served with its counterpart, the zulbiā (Zoolbia), which is prepared the same way, but the only difference is that its a web-like arrangement consisting of strips of dough.

See also


  1. Lerner, Wendy (February 19, 2010). "Moby Dick House of Kabob". Frederick News-Post. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
  2. "In praise of... doughnuts". Herald Scotland. Newsquest Media Group. July 9, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
  3. Sayyah, Syma (November 22, 2004). "Inspiring, Remarkable and Fantastic Events in Tehran". Payvand's Iran News. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
  4. "Muslims break fast on first day of Ramadan". USA Today. Associated Press. November 4, 2005. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
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