Sunday 26 July 2009

Baba ghanoush / Aubergine and tahini dip


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.

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.


Parita said...

Dip looks delicious!

Sanghi said...

Mmm yummy innovative delight!

chef and her kitchen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog dear...My first time 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 . 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 Jaishankar 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!

Dori said...

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

Anonymous said...

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


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