Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baba Ganoush

Baba ganoush, baba ghanoush, baba ganoosh or moutabal is a popular appetizer (mezze) arabic dish of eggplant (aubergine) mashed and mixed with various seasonings. Frequently the eggplant is baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste.

Baba ganoush is usually eaten as a dip with pita bread, and is sometimes added to other dishes. It is usually of an earthy light brown color. Baba ganoush is a famous appetizer dish of lebanese, syrian, palestainian and jordanian cuisines.

  • 1 Large Eggplant
  • 2-3 tablespoons Tahini
  • Juice of 1 or 2 Lemons
  • 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • Grill the eggplant over a flame until the skin blisters.
  • Remove the skin, chop the pulp coarsely, and squeeze out some of the bitter juice.
  • Stir in garlic, yogurt and salt, alternatively adding tahini and lemon juice until you are pleased with the flavor.
  • Pour into several small shallow serving dishes.
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil.
  • Serve with pieces of Arabic bread.
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