• Amita Garg

Baba Ganoush-

Updated: Jun 9, 2018


Baba Ganoush Is a Middle Eastern dish, made from a puree of roasted eggplant or brinjal, garlic and tahini, serve with vegetables, sliced bread or baked pita bread. It's also a great dip and spread on sandwiches.

Basic baba ganoush is always vegan, gluten free and nut free, it is also great for who are following diet. It is low calorie low cost recipe.

I have done few experiments to make my recipe and result was amazing.

First I roasted my egg plant directly on the gas stove, I slit lengthwise, rub olive oil on it and roast. I got nice caramelized texture and smoky flavor also.

Second eggplant is inherently bitter and I found that adding some Indian spices like cumin powder, and black salt, it reduces its bitterness. Lemon juice takes it to the next level.

Author-Amita Garg

Preparation Time- 5 minutes

Cooking and serving Time- 20 minutes

Total Time- 25 minutes

Ingredients-

  • 1 Large Brinjal, aubergine or egg plant

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 Clove garlic, peeled

  • 2 Tablespoons tahini paste[ tahini-pastehttps-bit-ly-2skpnwr]

  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice\

  • 1/2 tsp.Cumin Powder

  • 1 Tablespoons chopped parsley

  • Salt, black salt, and black pepper to taste

  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

  • How to make-

  1. Slit brinjal lengthwise, rub olive oil on it and Roast direct on gas stove or in the pre-heated oven at 400 degrees till soft.

  2. Allow to cool enough to handle and scoop the flesh.

  3. Add it into a food processor along with the garlic clove, tahini and lemon juice. Puree until smooth.

  4. Add chopped parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and mix well.

  5. Serve with the pita bread.

Tips-

  1. Always choose small shiny, fresh and smooth egg plant. large overripe and heavy weight egg plant contain more seeds and tastes more bitter.

  2. Leftover Baba Ganoush can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 4 days

  3. For more creamy texture add more oil.

Step By Step Recipe of Baba Ganoush-

Slit brinjal lengthwise, rub olive oil on it and Roast direct on gas stove or in the pre-heated oven at 400 degrees till soft. Allow to cool enough to handle and scoop the flesh.

Add it into a food processor along with the garlic clove, tahini and lemon juice. Puree until smooth.

Add chopped parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and mix well. Serve with the pita bread.





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