Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Here's an Arabic dish, prepared frequently by my mom. Having lived in the Gulf for a few years, they love Arabic food..
And this one's on Ash's demand!!
1/2 kg big Brinjal

250 gms curd
4-5 cloves garlic
2 tbsp Tahini (sesame seed) paste
Olive Oil
Salt to taste

Hang the curd in a thin (muslin) cloth, and let the water drip away, leaving thick curd (as in shreekhand). Would take probably an hour atleast
Roast the Brinjal on fire (as done in making Baingan ka bartha) till all the sides are roasted.
Let it cool, and peel off the skin

Grind together the hung curd, brinjal and garlic cloves. Add to it tahini paste, a tsp of olive oil and salt to taste.
Its a bit putgent/tangy in taste

Serve with Arabic Pita Bread (Khaboos)!!You may get it from Oberoi Mall in Goregaon (E), Mumbai, but my parents ask friends to get it from Dubai!!
Tahini paste could be available in Crawford market!
Tahini paste reciepie:
2tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup lukewarm water
Place some seasme seeds in a blender or food processor and grind untill smooth. Add sesame oil and salt. Process untill combined with the running motor, add water very slowly, steady stream and blend untill smooth.


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