Aubergine Pirogue

The meaty aubergine or eggplant with earthy taste is brilliant as ingredient in stew, curry, salad, stuffed, roasted, grilled or deep fried.

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The following aubergine recipe is a simple vegetarian dish full of flavour and delicious plus pretty easy to prepare it.

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Ingredients

  • 4-5 large aubergines, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice

  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, grated

  • small bunch of parsley, finely chopped

  • small bunch of spring onion, finely chopped

  • ½ tsp dried mint

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Vegetable oil

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How to make it??

Slice and place aubergines in a colander. Then sprinkle salt over it and allow it to drain for 1 hour. Salt draws out excess moisture and the bitterness. After an hour rinse the eggplant under cold water to remove the excess salt and pat it dry.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and add the eggplant slices. Allow to fry until golden and set aside.

In a large bowl with cooked rice, add chopped bell peppers, herbs, cheese, and spices. Mix until combine well.

In a tart mould set eggplant slices (overlap them a little, as you see in the photos).

Then cover base of the tart mould with eggplant slices too. Now spread rice mixture in the mould. With a spoon press down the rice. Place 3-4 eggplant slices on the top centre of the rice and fold up aubergine slices as you see in the photos.

Put the mould in the oven and allow to bake for about 30 minutes. Then remove from the oven, let it to cool for 5 minutes and then turn the tin up side down.

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Cut the eggplant pirogue into the pieces and serve it with tortilla bread and garlic-yogurt mixture.

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بادمجان ورقه‌ای شکم پر

بادمجان خیلی خوش خوراکه و میشه غذاها و سالادهای خوشمزه و متنوعی رو با اون درست کرد. برای امروز من بادمجان ورقه‌ای شکم پر درست کردم که هم خوش عِطر و مزه هست و هم تهیه اش فوق‌العاده آسون.

در این خوراک از گوشت استفاده نشده و میتونه خوراک مناسبی برای گیاهخوران باشه ولی دستور تهیه ی این خوراک خیلی انعطاف پذیره و می تونید به راحتی گوشت هم اضافه کنید.

مواد مورد نیاز

چهار – یا پنج عدد بادمجان درشت

یک عدد فلفل دلمه قرمزریز خرد شده

یک عدد فلفل دلمه زرد ریز خرد شده

یک پیمانه ونیم برنج پخته

صد گرم پنیر پارمزان یا چدار رنده شده

یک دسته کوچک جعفری خرد شده

دو سه شاخ پیازچه ریز خرد شده

نصف ق چ نعنا خشک

نمک و فلفل به میزان نیاز

روغن زیتون یا هر روغن گیاهی دیگر

چگونه تهیه کنیم؟؟

بادمجان را به صورت ورقه های نازک و طولی برش دهید. برای از بین بردن تلخی بادمجان و اینکه زمان سرخ کردن روغن زیادی بخود نگیرد کمی نمک روی بادمجان ها ریخته و برای 1 ساعت بگذارید بمانند تا آب اضافی آن خارج شود. سپس بادمجانها را زیر آب شیر گرفته تا نمک آن شسته شود و سپس با دستمال بادمچان ها را خشک کنید.

داخل تابه مقداری روغن ریخته و پشت و روی بادمجان ها را سرخ کنید.

فر را روی حرارت 180 درجه سانتیگراد گرم کنید.

داخل یک‌کاسه ی بزرگ برنچ پخته را با پنیر رنده شده – فلفل هاو سبزیجات خرد شده و همینطور ادویه ها مخلوط کنید تا یک‌دست شود.

داخل یک قالب تارت یا هر قالب گرد ورقه های سرخ شده بادمجان را طوری بچینید تا هر ورقه کمی روی ورقه ی قبلی قرار گرفته باشد. وقتی دور قالب را بادمجان چیدید حالا وسط قالب هم چند ورقه بادمجان بگذارید.

مخلوط برنج را وسط قالب ریخته و با قاشق به سمت پایین فشار دهید تا خوب فشرده شود. حالا روی وسط برنج را با چند ورقه بادمجان پوشانده و بادمجان های روی دیواره ی قالب را روی برنج برگردانید : مطابق تصاویر.

قالب را داخل فر گذاشته تا برای 20 تا 30 دقیقه برشته و پخته شود.

قالب را از فر خارج کرده و بعد از 5 دقیقه که کمی خنک شد قالب را پشت ورو کرده تا بادمجان قالبی از ظرف خارج شده و برش دهید. می‌توانید با ماست و سیر و نان این خوراک خوش طعم و قشنگ را میل کنید.


Aubergine piroque

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large aubergines, sliced lengthwise

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice

  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, grated

  • small bunch of parsley, finely chopped

  • small bunch of spring onion, finely chopped

  • ½ tsp dried mint

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Vegetable oil

How to make it??

Slice and place aubergines in a colander. Then sprinkle salt over it and allow it to drain for 1 hour. Salt draws out excess moisture and the bitterness. After an hour rinse the eggplant under cold water to remove the excess salt and pat it dry.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and add the eggplant slices. Allow to fry until golden and set aside.

In a large bowl with cooked rice, add chopped bell peppers, herbs, cheese, and spices. Mix until combine well.

In a tart mould set eggplant slices (overlap them a little, as you see in the photos). Then cover base of the tart mould with eggplant slices too. Now spread rice mixture in the mould. With a spoon press down the rice. Place 3-4 eggplant slices on the top centre of the rice and fold up aubergine slices as you see in the photos.

Put the mould in the oven and allow to bake for about 30 minutes. Then remove from the oven, let it to cool for 5 minutes and then turn the tin up side down.  Cut the eggplant pirogue into the pieces and serve it with tortilla bread and garlic-yogurt mixture.

Fried zucchini – aubergine bites

In my childhood, when my mother used to fry slices of zucchini ( kadoo) and aubergine ( baademjan) for preparing stew, we always took several fried slices and with a pinch of salt ate them. . Fried zucchini – eggplant were very yummy.

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Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 aubergine, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 small clove of garlic, grated
  • Flat Lavash – tortilla or Taftun bread
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Oil

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Preparation

In a pan heat the oil and fry slices of zucchini and aubergine. In a bowl mix grated garlic with yogurt and season with salt and pepper. Make zucchini or eggplants bites with garlic yogurt dip.

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Aubergine Jam

One of the tastiest jams in the world. This jam is popular in Iran and Middle East countries. My mother used to make this beautiful jam and maybe you say aubergine jam??!!!!! BUT you have to try and then tell me your idea.

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It’s just awesome jam; with simple ingredients you can have such a gorgeous aubergine jam with cinnamon taste. It is pretty easy to make.

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Ingredients

500g eggplant
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2tbsp fresh lemon juice
1tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp cardamom powder

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Preparation

Peel eggplants off. Dice them into small cubes or lengthwise.
Place them in a pot and cover with water. Let it boil for 10 minutes, it will cause all bitterness of eggplants comes out. After ten minutes, drain the water.


Add sugar and lemon juice to 2 cups of water. Dissolve the sugar. Bring it to a Boil, reduce the heat and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Then, stir in spices to the sugar syrup.

Pour it on eggplants  and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.
It’s ready. You have to taste this jam, it is very yummy.

 

 

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Mirza Ghasemi

This is another dish for eggplant lovers. Basically it is fried aubergines in tomato/garlic sauce. Mirza ghasemi is from North of Iran near Caspian sea. This dish is incredibly tasty with smoked flavour. Good recipe for vegetarian as well.
Ingredients
2 large eggplants, sliced lengthwise
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 eggs
1 Tsp turmeric
Salt and black pepper to taste
Olive oil

Preparation
Peel off the skin of aubergines. Grill them in the oven or on a stove until blackened. When they are grilled, let cool and then chop finely and set aside.
Heat the oil in a pan, fry chopped eggplants for 10 minutes, stirring thoroughly. Add chopped tomatoes and spices and chopped garlic and cook for additional 10 minutes. Stirring constantly. Then, crack the eggs and pour into the aubergines mixture. Stir well until blended and cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve this beautiful eggplant dish warm with flat bread or rice.

 

 

 

Aubergine Kebab with Sumac بادمجان کباب

Hi lovely people and friends. I do not know about you, but I am an eggplant lover. Any kind of food with aubergine(eggplant) or as we say in Farsi (Bademjan) is just perfect to me.
Today i made eggplant kebab and I could say, this is one of the best kebabs you can try. A combination of eggplant, ground meat with spices such as sumac, turmeric,…. and Olive oil that makes it special.
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Ingredients
250g ground meat ( either beef or lamb)
1 large eggplant
2 medium onions, grated
1/2  tbs sumac (sumac)
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
Flat breads
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil

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Preparation
Peel off onions and eggplant. Cut them into small pieces. Heat the pan, add the oil. Place onions in the pan and let it to cook for 5 minutes. Then add chopped egg plant and all spices. Let it to cook for 5-6 minutes more. Stirring it. At the last stage add ground beef. Stir it frequently until meat is brown.
Serve it with flat bread and garnish with fresh herbs and sprinkle sumac top of the kebab. Sumac gives beautiful lemony taste to kebab.
Enjoy.

Eggplant Rice (Bademcan polo)

This beautiful and aromatic meal is popular in Qazvin, one of Iranian cities. It is rich, colourful, tender and tasty.

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Ingredients

  • 300 g rice
  • 2 eggplants, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled off papery skin and slice it
  • 1 onion, peel and chop into small pieces
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chop into cubes
  • 3 tbsp. Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. of mixed spices ( includes: cinnamon, rose petals, turmeric, black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, cumin and clove powder ), In Farsi this mixed spices is called ‘ Adveyeh poloei’ OR spices for rice.
  • Salt and olive oil

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Preparation
Wash the rice and soak it in a salty water for an hour before cooking
Heat the oil in a pan, add chopped eggplants and fry until they are soft. Set aside.
In another pan, add chopped onion and garlic. Stir for 10 minutes. Add, all spices, and salt to sautéed onion and garlic. Continue frying for 1 minute. Then, add ground beef. Allow to fry until meat turns into brown.
Then, add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and fried eggplants to rest of ingredients in the pan. Mix all together and let it to cook for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Bring to boil water in a pot, drain salty water of rice and add it to the boiled water. Let it to cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Then, drain boiled rice in a colander, and rinse the rice with cold tap water.
Transfer 2 ladders of rice to the pot, top it with a good layer of eggplant mixture, then top it other layer of rice and other layer of eggplant….
Cover the pot with a lid and cook until rice well cooked ( 20-30 minutes).
Serve it this aromatic and gorgeous rice with salad.

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