Mahmudiye was a popular chicken dish in the Ottoman palace during the 15th and 16th centuries. Sweet and fruity, it is one of the classics of Ottoman cuisine. Originally accompanied by a starch (rice or noodles), it was cooked in large batches and distributed to the public on special occasions to acquaint them with palace cuisine and inspire them to try new dishes.
Try Mahmudiye at Paşazade Restaurant in Sirkeci:
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