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

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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. 
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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Love this creamy & delicious eggplant dip.

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

  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

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


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