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Hünkârbeğendi, or simply beğendi (literally, 'the sultan liked it'), is an eggplant and lamb dish in Ottoman cuisine.


It is made from eggplant grilled until the skin is burned, giving it a smoky flavor. The eggplant is puréed, seasoned, and thickened with béchamel sauce. The mixture is then topped with cubes of sauteed or grilled lamb.[1]


  1. ^ "Rich lamb stew with aubergine purée (Hunkar begendi)". BBC.