The Brinjal or Aubergine is roasted on direct flame like in Indian cuisine to prepare the delicious dish known as Baba Ganoush. This can be prepared with or without yoghurt.
Cuisine: Laventine or East Mediterranean
Time required: 30 Minutes
1 large Brinjal / Aubergine / Eggplant
1 Onion, Chopped finely
Few Olives, Sliced
2 or 3 Garlic pods, minced
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Tahina Paste
1 Cup Yoghurt / Curds (Optional)
1tbsp Coarsely ground Mustard Seeds, Peppercorns, and Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
Jab a knife into the Baingan and make few cuts and char the Baingan on direct flame or in an oven. Remove from flame and drop the Baingan inside cold water. Peel the Baingan and mash it. Remove to a mixing bowl.
Add all the ingredients one by one into the mixing bowl.
Mix well. Garnish Baba Ganoush with Yoghurt with Olives and serve with toasted Pita Bread.