şakşuka is a dish that has its variants all over Turkey. Along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, deep-fried courgettes and aubergines are bound together in a thick, garlicky, yogurt sauce; in Cappadocia, deep-fried aubergines, potatoes and peppers are served with plain yogurt; and in Van, the vegetables are fried with tomato and served hot with yogurt. Deep-fried cauliflower, carrots and pumpkin are also delicious served with a garlicky yogurt sauce. This version is from Bodrum.
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