Sunday, 26 July 2009

Baba ghanoush / Aubergine and tahini dip



BABA GHANOUSH


Ingredients:
1 big aubergine / brinjal,
1 clove garlic-peeled,
1 tsp salt,
1 tbsp tahini,
2 tbsp yogurt,
juice of 1 lemon,
2 sprigs parsley and
1 tbsp olive oil to garnish.

Method:
Pre-heat the oven to 220 C/425 F. Pierce the brinjal with a fork. Place it on a baking tray and bake or grill over a charcoalfireuntil soft, turning frequently. Cool under running water, peel of the skin and remove the stem. Mash the brinjal with a potato masher to make a puree.
In a small bowl, crush the garlic with salt and add to the aubergine / brinjal puree.Add tahini , yogurt and lemon juice and mix well to blend everything. Pour into a serving dish and garnish with chopped parsley and olive oil.

Source: This recipe is adapted from the ''Middle Eastern Cookbook'' written by MARIA KHALIFE.

I am sending this to Sanghi's Fall In Love (FIL) -Brinjal event. This is my second entry for the event.

14 comments:

Parita said...

Dip looks delicious!

Sanghi said...

Mmm yummy innovative delight!

Prathibha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog dear...My first time here..you do hv a nice space...Loved that dip...looks creamy

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks Parita, Sangi and Prathibha for appreciating and for the lovely comments .

Smitha said...

Thanks for peeping into my blog.Uhave a great blog and will be here more often :)
Nice dip.

ARUNA said...

that's a gorgeous click!!

shaikh said...

may i know tahini paste? how to make it and what accompaniment will go with this dish? thanks

Gita said...

Awesome dish dear...looks simply delicious with the olive oil on top :)

Faiza Ali said...

Brother Shaikh, tahini paste is nothing but a paste of grounded sesmae seeds,which are lightly roasted.
And Baba Ghanoush is an appetizer or a starter.And also can be served with Naan or roti as a side dish. Hope I answered your question.

shaikh said...

mu humble thanks for your answer regarding tahini and baba gaunoush. pls accept it. once again thanks. and keep up good work.

Katy ~ said...

This sounds very good and I would enjoy a trying a sample of this very much.

mona said...

Faiza, that dip is one of my fav. Inshallah will try your version!

meeso said...

I still haven't made this at home but I love it so much... I need to pick up an eggplant.

Soma said...

You have some amazing recipes in your blog...This is again one of my fav!!

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