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İmam Bayıldı

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İmam Bayıldı is another traditional dish from Ottoman cuisine. It consists of a whole eggplant that has been opened and stuffed with onion, garlic, and tomatoes before being simmered in olive oil.

This Turkish dish is very appetizing and looks beautiful on the plate. It’s quite easy to make at home, which makes it a great dish to make when you want to serve some traditional Turkish food to friends and family. 

Imam bayildi is a Turkish dish of eggplants cooked in olive oil, and stuffed with tomatoes, onions, peppers and herbs & spices. This classic vegan mezze is also popular throughout Western Asia, the Balkan Peninsula and the Middle East.

Originating from the Ottoman Empire, imam bayildi is a traditional Turkish staple. As with many other traditional recipes, it isn’t always entirely clear when it originated but it is thought to have been around the 17th century.