Baba Ghanouj is the Arabic Name of Roasted Eggplant with Tahini.
This is a Traditional Mediterranian Dish also popular in the Middle East.Baba ghannouj is a vegetarian recipe ideal for Dipping pita bread or flat bread(Arabic Bread).This Dip is made from Eggplant and Tahini and has slightly nutty and smoked taste and flavour with smooth and creamy texture.
Egg Plant/Aubergine – 1 large
Garlic cloves – 2 grated
Tahini/Tanina(Sesame Paste) – 60 ml
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Olive Oil – 30 ml
Lemon Juice – juice of 1 small lemon
Red Chilli powder/Paprika – 1/2 tsp
Fresh coriander/Cilantro – a handful chopped
Olive oil – 2 tbsps
Mix bell peppers cut into diamond shapes and Cilantro or Parsely
Grill the Egg plant in an oven or on stove top till the skin gets fully crisp and inside soft,We can know this by the appearance when it fully looks wilted.Remove and sprinkle cool water and keep so that skin peels off easily.
Then peel the skin and chop roughly.
Take a blender jar or use food processor and place the chopped eggplant,and add all the ingredients mentioned and run till mixture is soft and creamy in texture.
Transfer the prepared dip into serving dish and drizzle olive oil and serve with Pita bread or Arabic Bread(Flat Bread) slightly toasted or warmed.
This is a tasty dip sooo smooth and creamy…Even Kids enjoyed…
Baba ghannouj is a healthy Dip as we can take Olive Oil as it is without heating and so all the goodness too.