Isot is a type of spice used in Turkish cuisine and unique to the Şanlıurfa region. Isot is obtained by drying and grinding red peppers with a special process. Ground isot is dark red in color, slightly oily and has an intense aroma.
Isot is an indispensable component of Şanlıurfa cuisine and is used in various dishes. It is frequently used in kebabs, raw meatballs and lahmacun. Isot adds a bitter and delicious taste to dishes. It is also used on casseroles, baklava and ice creams served with desserts.
The flavor and aroma of isot originate from the distinctive flavors of red peppers grown in the Şanlıurfa region. Isot has also gained popularity outside of Turkey and is used around the world to add a different flavor to dishes.