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20 Jan 2010

Eggplant Dip / Baba Ghanoush / Baba Ghanouj

Those fat relatives have been throwing the same query every time when we meet them." Oh, they don't have the look of Gulf kids, are you making them slim? (Gulfilninnum vanna kuttikalanenne thonnilla, nee avare chappathi koduthu unakkukayano..? )" I am not bothered about those fat question marks, but wondering why those ladies are compelling kids to take rice? Keralites consume much rice regularly and get a big stomach as an outcome..mmm? Normally I wouldn't spend extra time for cooking kids' food, they are ready to eat chapathi / bread / rice given with hummus or garlic paste or with eggplant dip etc. They love middle eastern food , I believe that is the real healthy way of eating!

Eggplant dip ingredients
Eggplants / brinjals / aubergines 5 med
garlic cloves 5 small - (Indian garlic)
lemon 1 - take juice
olive oil 1 Tbsp
thahina paste 4 Tbsp
coriander leaves few chopped

How to prepare this dip,
Grill or bake eggplants.
Peel skin.
Mash it using grinder or food processor.
Crush garlic and grind in a grinder with thahina,coriander leaves, lemon juice, salt and olive oil.
Finally mix with brinjal paste.
If it is not easy for you to grill or bake eggplants, peel it , chop and saute in the olive oil.


  1. seena,

    dip looks great healthy too

  2. Seena,
    Wow one of my favorite dip. Looks so perfect. Yummo!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Dear Seena
    Asalamu alaikum, I am a regular reader of your blog and the recipes I have made from here have been a big hit at home, we can not get thahina paste here in India can you give a substitute for it so I can try this at home for my daughter



  4. Salaam alaikum seena,
    Its the same story with us,lot of surprised faces when during our last visit home.Cutting down rice consumption has definitely made my family slimer.
    Love baba ganoush with pita :D

  5. Assalamu alaikum,this is kids favourite other than hummus..looks really good ..thanks for sharing recipe..will try soon..

  6. Assalamu alaikum,this is one of kids favourite..thanks for sharing the recipe,must try soon.

  7. Excellent looking Baba Ghanoush. Lot of flavors.

  8. Eggplant dip looks very flavorful!

  9. hello seenase....
    Sukhanm alley....I have dropped in here few times before, but cudnt comment yaar...ente Browser idakku oru ilakkam aanu....Pinney, i was wondering is moutabbel the same as baba Ghanouj??.....cos i make this super delicious dip the same way, but just omit garlic and is called moutabbel!!Love this with Qubz, chappathi with any curry!!!So yummy...
    Aa pinney i guess to get the authentic smoky taste we really need to grill it:)I just did it last week...:)

  10. Lovely dip..dear followers icon blogil add updates kittan elupam undavum pakuthi postum njan kanunilla...


  11. thanks dear friends!
    Wa alaikkum salam, Yasmeen and Aysha!
    You can make thahina at home, grind the white sesame ( you can see in the above pictures). If you couldn't find the recipe, will write here for you after one week, insha Allah.. :)

  12. The Eggplant dish is so tempting and very healthy!!! Its so easy to make too!!! Love the color!!!

  13. wow.. it looks really delicious.. I too agree your thoughts on avoiding rice in our diet... it helps a lot

  14. Yummy dip, i am also waiting for your thahina recipe.

  15. This is this is one of two ways only that I like eggplant but in order for me to eat it, the eggplant has to be fire roasted.

  16. Hi Seena

    I was searching for this recipe for sometime. Moutabel is also made like this, right? Your recipe sounds so easy to make, good :)

    I will try it and let you know :)

  17. hi Seena,
    Coming here after a long time. Forget about those "well-meaning" comments.....first they'll complain about how thin the kids are and then later, if they do put on weight, about how fat they are. There's nothing to do but grin and bear it.
    The dip sounds delicious.

  18. Wow! This is my fav too. I was searching for this recipe and I'm glad I found it here.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  19. Thanks a lot for this recipe seena. We love this dip and I am going to try this today..


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