Eggplant Casserole

Written by Mursalin Hossen

July 8, 2020

There is nothing more beneficial than this nutritious eggplant casserole that is rich in nutrients and vitamins. You can’t miss this unique recipe with the great pack of benefits it provides you with.

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Eggplant Casserole

The egg plant casserole is one of the popular dishes as it is very filling and hearty, due to the its rich mixture of yoghurt and eggplant.
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Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Arab, middle eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 90kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium medium-large sized eggplant
  • 300 g minced lamb or beef meat
  • 1 small onion
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • black pepper, mixed spice, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, ginger and turmeric

Garnish:

  • parsley and pine nuts

The Yogurt ingredients

  • 2 cups yogurt (500 g)
  • 2 teaspoon tahini paste
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Large pita bread cut into cubes

The Sauce ingredient

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 1 hot green pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper, mixed spice, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander powder.
  • 2 tablespoon pomegranate paste (debs roman) (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 cups vegetables or chicken( broth or boiled water

Instructions

  • Mince the onion and crush the garlic.
  • Add the minced meat into a skillet.
  • Top with onion, garlic and vegetable oil and cook over high heat.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low about 15 - 20 minutes or until the meat is well cooked.
  • Remove the cover and cook 2-3 more minutes on high heat.
  • Cut the eggplants into small cubes. Fry in vegetable oil or lay them into a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake on high heat for about 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the eggplants to stick to the baking sheet.

Instructions for the Sauce

  • Mince or crush the garlic، cut the hot green pepper into small pieces, cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Fry the garlic slightly in olive oil until golden.
  • Stir in the hot peppers over the garlic. Stir for one minute
  • Stir in the tomatoes for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, pomegranate paste (if used), spices and the stock.
  • Simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the chopped fresh coriander and the fried eggplant cubes.
  • Close heat.

Serve Fatteh:

  • Cut the bread into medium size squares and fry in little vegetable oil. Or drizzle some oil and bake in oven. Stir occasionally until golden brown.
  • Add the yogurt, tahini paste, salt and garlic into a bow. Whisk until well-combined.
  • lay evenly the fried bread into a large serving dish about 40cm.
  • Pour the cooked sauce with the eggplant over the bread. (a thin layer)
  • Spread the prepared yogurt evenly on top of the sauce.
  • Spread the cooked minced meat evenly on top of the yogurt.
  • Garnish with minced fresh parsley and pine nuts. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 1039mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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