Pan Fried Kebab With Aubergine Sauce ( Kabab Tabei Ba Sauce Bademjan)

There is variety of kebab in Iran along with different method of cooking ( grilled or pan-fried). I just would tell, alllllllllllllllllllllllll those beautiful kebabs are just heavenly delish. So, if you love kebab, and yet do not want a grill one, this pan kebab is tasty and quick to make.

Ingredients for kebab

200 g ground beef
2 medium onions, finely diced
4 medium tomatoes, diced
1 bell pepper, cut into strips
1 Tsp turmeric
Salt- chili powder to taste
Oil or butter
1 baguette bread



Ingredients for sauce

1 eggplant, peeled and cut into half
2 clove garlic, grated
5 Tbsp plain yogurt
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
½ lime or lemon juice


Heat the oil in a frying pan. Saute the diced onions for 5 minutes. Add bell peppers and all spices. Let to fry for few minutes. Add ground beef, stir gently. Once the meat is browned, add diced tomatoes and allow cooking just for 2-3 minutes. (no need to cook for long time).Taste and season if needed. Set aside.

Peel of aubergine. Cut into half. Grill in the oven or on the stove and grill until rich brown. Cut it into small pieces. In a bowl with lemon juice and grated garlic, add chopped eggplant, olive oil and salt. Using a blender and make it puree and smooth. This sauce has a Smokey flavour and give wonderful taste to the kebab.

Spread aubergine sauce all over the bread. Flatten a rich portion of kebab top of the sauce and serve it with fresh herbs such as: mint leaves, chives, radish, spring onions.



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