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Hünkârbeğendi is a royal dish dating back to the Ottoman Empire. It consists of grilled and pureed eggplant which has been smoked and spiced as well. It is then stirred with milk, butter, and roasted flour. This results in a flavorful mix that is topped with sauteed lamb.

Hünkar beğendi is a traditional Turkish dish consisting of a flavorful lamb stew that is served on top of a creamy roasted eggplant purée. The purée is often thickened with milk and cheese, while the whole dish is sometimes topped with a tomato-based sauce or garnished with freshly chopped parsley.

It is believed that the dish is native to Istanbul and was first prepared for the wife of Napoleon III in the late 19th century.