Turkish Hunkar Begendi Lamb Eggplant

Turkish hunkar begendi lamb eggplant

Although we think that almost every dish we feature on Arousing Appetites is fit for a king, Hunkar Begendi was quite literally a royal favorite. Braised chunks of lamb swimming in a smoky eggplant puree is a Turkish dish that dates back to the days of the Ottoman sultans and their vast kitchens in the … Read more

Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

One thing we really love here at Arousing Appetites is when we come across a recipe that not only is delicious but has an incredibly unique story or folk tale behind it. Imam bayildi is one of those recipes. The recipe is delicious and very simple to make, as you’ll see below. But more than … Read more