Imam Bayildi is a stewed eggplant dish of Politiki Kouzina (the Greek community of Constantinople), brought to Greece by the Greek refugees, after the systematic massacre and deportation of the Greeks of Asia Minor, after 1922.
Hounkiar Begendi is a Turkish dish with stewed lamb or beef, served on a bed of creamy eggplant puree. This recipe literaly means “the sultan was satisfied”.
Anginares à la polita is a dish originating from Constantinople, in Greek Constantinoupolis, also called “Polis” meaning the city of Constantine. Therefore this dish means “artichokes city-style”.