Fateh Eggplant (batinjan)

This eggplant Fatteh middle eastern recipe falls under the traditional Syrian cuisine. It is one of the popular dishes, as it is very filling and hearty, due to its rich mixture of yogurt and eggplant. It is also an authentic Turkish dish that has later been adopted by Arabic cuisine. This dish is one of the easier and quicker ones to make, which, is why it is such a great dish to make. Nevertheless, our recipe is well crafted for optimal taste.

Eggplant Casserole
Author: Marwan Abdoh
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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.
  • 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 romaan) (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 cups vegetables or chicken( broth or boiled water
  1. Mince the onion and crush the garlic.
  2. Add the minced meat into a skillet.
  3. Top with onion, garlic and vegetable oil and cook over high heat.
  4. Cover and reduce heat to low about 15 - 20 minutes or until the meat is well cooked.
  5. Remove the cover and cook 2-3 more minutes on high heat.
  6. 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
  1. Mince or crush the garlic، cut the hot green pepper into small pieces, cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
  2. Fry the garlic slightly in olive oil until golden.
  3. Stir in the hot peppers over the garlic. stir one minutes
  4. Stir in the tomatoes for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato paste, pomegranate paste (if used), spices and the stock.
  6. Simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped fresh coriander and the fried eggplant cubes.
  8. Close heat.
Serve Fatteh:
  1. 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.
  2. Add the yogurt, tahini paste, salt and garlic into a bow. Whisk until well-combined.
  3. lay evenly the fried bread into a large serving dish about 40cm.
  4. Pour the cooked sauce with the eggplant over the bread. (a thin layer)
  5. Spread the prepared yogurt evenly on top of the sauce.
  6. Spread the cooked minced meat evenly on top of the yogurt.
  7. Garnish with minced fresh parsley and pine nuts. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Eggplant Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 66mg 3%
Potassium 1039mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 4%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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