Egypt – Baba Ghanoush

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by Anaa Rajpoot

Baba ghanoush is the very special dish of EGGPLANT. Egyptians can use different types of recipes of EGGPLANTS and present their cuisines according to their culture. Baba ghanoush is actually a mixture of different spices and things like scrambled eggs, tahini sauce, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. This cuisine can serve with different kinds of stuff like vegetables, bread, naan, etc. The delicate smell of smoke is combined with an Atheist egg. This Baba ghanoush is a very creamy and delicious smoky broth that can be made with different ingredients. The most delicious thing about this dish is its smell, the smell of eggplant is very refreshing.

You can also call this dish Levantine appetizer. This is served before the meal.

LEVANTINE CUISINE

Levantine food is a cuisine of LEVANT, belongs to a large area of the eastern Mediterranean. It is located in the modern states of Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria, and parts of southern Turkey, near Adana, Gaziantep, and Antioch.

ABOUT NAME

Baba Ghanoush is the Arabic word. The word “BABA” has the meaning of “FATHER” and the word “GHANOUSH” is the name of a person. The actual meanings are  “pampered papa” or “coy daddy”.

ORIGIN

This dish is originated from Lebanese cuisine.

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

  • Mutabbal
  • Baba Ghanoush
  • baba ganoush
  • baba ghanouj
  • blagadoush
  • salat ḥatzilim

VARIETIES OF BABA GHANOUSH

IN ETHIOPIA

In Ethiopia, This dish is totally the same but they named this dish according to their region which is called “BLAGADOUSH”

SERVING

  • Boiled rice
  • Salad
  • Sauces

IN ARMENIA

In Armenia, They change little bit of ingredients in Eggplant like they add cumin seed, lemons, onions, garlic, chili in it and name this dish “MUTABAL”.

SERVING

  • roti
  • naan
  • rice
  • Salad
  • Sauces

IN ISRAEL

In Israel, They add mayonnaise in the fried Eggplants so this dish turns into a creamy and tasty dish which is named “SALA HATZILIM”. This is the very popular dish of Israel.

SERVING

  • garlic bread
  • chappati
  • rice
  • Salad
  • Sauces

EGGPLANT DISHES

There are a variety of dishes of Eggplants

  • Alinazik kebab
  • Baba ghanoush
  • Badrijani
  • Baingan bharta
  • Beguni
  • di san xian
  • Escalivada
  • Imam fainted
  • Israeli eggplant salad
  • Karniyarik
  • Kyopolou
  • Lasagna
  • Malidzano
  • Eggplant kebab
  • Rellenong talong
  • Stuffed eggplant

SAUCES THAT CAN BE EATEN WITH EGGPLANT

  • bean dip
  • ketchup
  • buffalo sauce
  • chili oil
  • chili sauce
  • green sauce
  • cocktail sauce
  • mint sauce
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream

SALADS THAT CAN BE EATEN WITH EGGPLANT

  • cucumber salad
  • yogurt salad
  • fattoush
  • hummus salad
  • raheb
  • wheat salad

NUTRITION

  • 134 calories
  • 13 g of Carbohydrates
  • 8 g of fat
  • 14 g of protein
  • 34 mg of zinc
  • 306 mg of Calcium
  • 1.2 mg of iron
  • 180 mg of phosphorus

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • eggplant
  • yogurt
  • onions
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • tahini paste
  • lemon juice

METHOD

  • take eggplant and wash it.
  • Now for the smoky flavor, heat on the flame.
  • Add tahini paste which is made with sesame beans.
  • fry garlic and ginger paste in the oil.
  • Add lemon juice in it.
  • Add yogurt in it.
  • Mix all the thing and serve it.

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