Jun 14, 2008

Baba ghanouj- Middle eastern eggplant dip recipe

middle eastern baba ghanouj I found this recipe in Tarla dalal's recipe book when I was looking for something else. The lebanese cuisine does not restrict itself to just "hummus". This delicious dip made with eggplant with other seasonings such as sesame, garlic etc is very much a part of middle eastern cuisine. It is usually eaten with pita bread. It tasted really good. And I feel , people who hate eggplant can try making it this way. They may like it as the seasonings give a very different flavour to the eggplant.

Eggplant- big round - 1
Tahini or sesame seed paste- 2tbspn
Garlic cloves- 2to 3
Lemon juice- 1tbspn
olive oil- 1tsp
salt- to taste
coriander- chopped finely

Broil the eggplant on a open flame (stove top) till the skin is charred. Alternatively , you can also microwave it for around 5-6 minutes till the skin blackens. Cool it and remove the skin. Puree the eggplant along with garlic. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Garnish with coriander with little olive oil on the top. Chill slightly before you serve.
To make tahini, toast 1 tbspn of sesame seeds till they turn slightly golden brown. Cool it and then grind it adding water and little vegetable oil.

This tasty dip is my entry for A Worldly Epicurean's Delight (A.W.E.D), an event started by Dhivya of culinary bazaar and this month being hosted by Siri of siri corner.


Happy cook said...

Delicious dip

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi... That is a great dip. Looks so good. YUM!

Kalai said...

This is definitely one of my favorites, Sowmya! Looks wonderful. :)

D said...

YummO dip Sowmya, Thanks for such a fabulous entry!


Sireesha said...

Delicious and yummy dip.Its new for me. Will try soon.

Uma said...

dip looks yummy, Sowmya! but with eggplants how did you get such pearly white color? nice entry.

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Lovely entry dear...:)

Check my blog have something nice for u..:)

KALVA said...

NIce dip dear!!!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

beautiful work sowmya!! i shud admit i've never tried this before!! great entry!

Cham said...

Yum and healthy dip, looks delish!

Indranee Batabyal said...

Hello Sowmya, thanks a lot for wishing me for the awards! This recipe is a bit unusual, but I'm sure it'll taste good. Looking forward for some more yummy recipes from you. Cheers!

bhags said...

nice baba ghanouj recipe...was looking for one. Thanks

Laavanya said...

That must be great with pita or crudites.. looks so thick and creamy.

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