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Sultan's Delight

The Turkish name for this aubergine and lamb stew, hunkar begendi, means 'the sultan’s delight' - one of the stories of its origin is that it was served in the 19th century Sultan Abdulaziz’s court to Napoleon III’s wife, who liked it so much she asked for the recipe (the chef refused!).

35 mins

1 hr 20 mins

3/5

Also works a treat with: Diced chicken in place of the lamb
Diced root veg for a veg version

Book: How to be a Mezze Legend (p120)

Goes great with: Shepherd's Salad (p62), Turkish Bread (p180)

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The Turkish name for this aubergine and lamb stew, hunkar begendi, means 'the sultan’s delight' - one of the stories of its origin is that it was served in the 19th century Sultan Abdulaziz’s court to Napoleon III’s wife, who liked it so much she asked for the recipe (the chef refused!).

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Recipe

35 mins

1 hr 20 mins

3/5

Serves

Serves 4

Effort

Medium Effort

Main Ingredient

Aubergine

Main Ingredient

Lamb

Main Ingredient

Tomatoes/Peppers

Dietary

Vegetarian

Veggie Friendly

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Creamy

Meal Taste

Fragrant

Meal Taste

Rich

Origin

Popular Style

Middle Eastern

Country

Turkey

  • 500g diced lamb
  • 2 aubergines
  • 1 pepper (any colour)
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 10g bunch of parsley
  • 250ml milk (any type)
  • 50g butter or use olive oil
  • 30g parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp flour (any type)

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