Brinjal Dip

    40 mins

    This is the famous 'baba ganoush' from Egypt. It's called 'moutabal' in the Lebanon. Roasting the brinjal gives it a mellow flavour.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500 g (2 cups) brinjal
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 4-6 tablespoons curd
    • Salt and black pepper

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the oven to 200°C. Roast the brinjal in the oven or on open flame for 15 minutes, until the skin is blistered and charred, turning it over halfway through.
    2. Place the brinjal in a bowl, seal with cling film and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Peel off the skin, then place the flesh in a sieve and press it lightly to squeeze out any excess liquid. Transfer the flesh to a mixing bowl.
    3. Mash the brinjal thoroughly with a fork or potato masher, stir in the coriander, garlic, lemon juice and curd and blend well. Season to taste and add a little more crushed garlic if desired.

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    I just made this and it is absolutely awful. The lemon juice curdled the greek yoghurt. I have looked up other recipes for Baba Ganoush on line and they are nothing like this one... ie they don't have yoghurt in them! What a waste of fairly expensive ingredients :-(  -  28 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)