A classic Istanbul dish, a relic of the Ottoman Empire; literally translated as köfte with ‘Sultan’s Delight’. The beğendi component is the aubergine purée, which can also be served with a number of other grilled meat and köfte dishes. The meatballs and sauce can be prepared ahead of time, hut the beğendi is best served fresh. You can replace kaşar peyniri with Parmesan.
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