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Monday, October 03, 2011

Hürrem Sultan

(Hurrem Sultan)

Hürrem Sultan
250 - 300 gr veal, cut in cubes
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp butter
1 medium sized onion, sliced
8-10 mushrooms, cleaned, cut in 4
1 cubannalle pepper, sliced
1 small tomato, peeled, diced
3 tbsp crushed tomato, canned

Cook the veal cubes with their own juice. Then add 1 cup hot water and cook over low heat until the veal pieces are tender. Add the rest of the ingredients into the pot. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender at low heat.

Place the mashed potatoes in a serving dish. Place the Hurrem Sultan on it. Serve immediately.

Mashed Potatoes (Patates Puresi)
2 medium sized yellow potatoes
1 small onion, finely chopped
1-2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp dill, chopped

Cover the potatoes with enough water to cook in a pot until softened. Drain, peel and mash.

Meanwhile saute the onion with butter add the rest of the ingredients, stir. When it comes into puree serve while still warm.

2 servings.

Haseki Hürrem Sultan (Ottoman Turkish:1506 - 17 April 1558 at Topkapı Palace). Suleiman the Magnificent was infatuated with Hürrem Sultan, a harem girl who become Suleiman's favorite. Breaking with two centuries of Ottoman tradition, a former concubine had thus become the legal wife of the Sultan, much to the astonishment of observers in the palace and the city. Sultan Suleiman also allowed Hürrem Sultan to remain with him at palace for the rest of her life, breaking another tradition.



At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Hi, Binnur
I read about this magnificent woman, very beautiful and powerful, but never heard about a dish called by her name.
I couldn't find any other references to it, would like to read more about different versions of Hurrem Sultan.
My Regards,

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alex,
I checked for you. You might be interested to read few books
that I found, one is "Sultans" the other one is called "Harem"...:)
-Mighty Guests of the Throne: The Ottoman Sultans by Salih Gulen
-Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture by Galina I. Yermolenko
Take care:)

At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

Hi, Binnur,
Thank you very much.
I meant variations of this dish, not the life of Roxolana.
I couldn't find anywhere any mention to the dish called Hurrem Sultan

At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great story to know,i didnt expect that any sultan had a wife.greetings and thx a lot for a recipe and a legend:)

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alex,
If you google it with the Turkish words "Hurrem Sultan tarifi" you can find the recipe:)

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, I am polish,so the story is particularly interesting for myself.hurrem was born anastazja lisowska in poland which is now ukraine.i didnt know this story before,its not told so glad i found your website where I can discover such stories. Its also exciting to know that our favorite food like beef(gulash),mushrooms and potato puree influenced such a great turkish cuisine, regards N.

At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

Hi, Binnur!
I found several sites with this dish, thank you very much!
By the way, yours look much better than the professional chef's
I saw, that they use a fair amount of green hot peppers, and I love spicy food.
Thank you again!


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