What Is? Seferceliye

 Seferceliye is an Ottoman dish made from lamb leg stewed with fruit and vegetables, served on orzo pilav.

Seferjel is the Arabic word for quince, so this dish is ‘meat with quince.’ Culinary history books mention this dish as early as the 15th and 16th centuries. According to these sources, this was one of the three dishes served at feasts in 1539. Over time, this and other fruity dishes were neglected and forgotten by Ottoman chefs, though Seferceliye is still popular in Greek and Armenian cuisine.

Try Seferceliye at Paşazade Restaurant in Sirkeci:

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