Baba ghanouj- Middle eastern eggplant dip recipe

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.

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Baba ghanouj- Middle eastern eggplant dip recipe Yum

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Recipe Notes

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.

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  1. Delicious dip

  2. Sukanya Ramkumar

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

  3. This is definitely one of my favorites, Sowmya! Looks wonderful. 🙂

  4. YummO dip Sowmya, Thanks for such a fabulous entry!


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

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

  7. Shubha Ravikoti

    Lovely entry dear…:)

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

  8. NIce dip dear!!!

  9. JZ @ Tasty treats

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

  10. Yum and healthy dip, looks delish!

  11. Indrani Bagchi

    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!

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

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


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