Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Baba Ganoush/Baba Ghannuj/Eggplant Dip - Middle-Eastern Condiment

Today i bring a very simple yet, flavorful condiment from Middle East, Baba Ganoush/Baba Ganouj, roasted eggplant blended with spices. The eggplant is baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste.It is a typical meze (starter), often eaten as a dip with khubz or pita bread, and is sometimes added to other dishes. It is popular Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria as well as in Armenia. A similar dish, but with mashed eggplants and without other vegetables, is known as mutabbal in Armenia. 
I added a little more of coriander leaves and so my baba ganoush looks more green than beige!!! But, nevertheless the taste was was spot-on.  I paired with Dosa for yesterday's dinner and today used it as spread for the morning sandwich.  Such a versatile condiment. 
Ingredients
1 Large Eggplant
3 cloves of garlic
handful of coriander leaves /parsley leaves
1 tbsp tahini 
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt to taste

Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Wash he Eggplant well. Make 3 silts in its body, a small slit o slide a clove of garlic through it. 
  • Apply oil all over the eggplant. Place it on a Oven proof dish and bake/roast for around 40-50 minutes, or until he skin sulks and a when poked using a knife, it slides inside the veggie without an resistance.
  • Take it out, let it cool a bit. Peel the skin off and scoop out the flesh of the eggplant. Grind it to a  smooth paste along with other ingredients. 
  • While serving, drizzle little olive oil and serve it along with pita bread or as a spread for roti/wraps


15 comments:

  1. This Middle East dip is popular all over the globe and is so delicious, and you have made it perfct !looks too good.

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  2. Oh, so it is coriander that gave the dip that green color. You can't go wrong with this one. Looks good.

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  3. such a popular dip!!! so perfect in falafel sandwich!!!

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  4. Bbab ganoush looks delicious.I love it when I made it last year.

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  5. I have somehow never got it right... looks so good...

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  6. Who can resist to this popular dip, love it to the core.

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  7. I have tried this once.. amazing dip na.. thanks a lot for this recipe. bookmarking it

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  8. A very popular dip, right? I have never attempted this owing to allergies.

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  9. I am still waiting for the time to come when I can make this dish..your picture has come out well..

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  10. Though heard about this a lot, never tried or taste it so far..will try soon ..Look delicious.

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  11. Awesome flavor of this recipe... nice use of eggplants for kids.

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  12. Love this creamy & delicious eggplant dip.

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  13. One of the popular dips! I would have never thought to pair it with dosas.

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  14. when I used to work for an Israeli company I would often make this for the holiday parties but I would never eat it since it has eggplant but they would all devour it - it is a much loved thing in the Middle East

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  15. Yum pics Priya. I love the idea of adding a garlic clove in the eggplant.

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