Persian Eggplant Recipe

Looking for an easy Persian Eggplant recipe? Learn how to make Persian Eggplant using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by gwynevelyn

Makes 4 servings



1 hour to prepare, 35-40 minutes to bake. Page 214 Broccoli Forest.

Recipe Ingredients for Persian Eggplant

3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 c onion, chopped
1/2 lb mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2 lb eggplant, 1" cubed
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
47 g lemon juice (yeilds of 1 lemon)
3.29 c currants (=1/2 c dried)
1/2 c bulgur wheat
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 3/4 c milk
2 hard-boiled eggs, grated

Recipe Directions for Persian Eggplant

  1. Oil a 9 x 13" baking pan. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. In a very large, heavy skillet (or Dutch oven type saucepan) sauté the onions and garlic over moderate heat for several minutes. Then stir in the mushrooms, eggplant, seasonings, and lemon juice. Keep cooking and stirring over medium heat for about 5-8 more minutes.

  3. Add the currants, bulghur (raw), and honey. Stir well, and cover. Simmer over medium-low heat about 10-15 minutes, stirring intermittently. When the eggplant is edibly-tender, remove from heat, and spread it into an oiled 9 x 13" pan.

  4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Sprinkle in the flour, whisking constantly, continue to whisk and cook this roux gently for 3-5 minutes. Gradually drizzle in the hot milk-still whisking. When all the milk is added, graduate from whisk to wooden spoon and stir and cook about 5-8 minutes more - until smooth and slightly-thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in the grated hard-boiled eggs.

  5. Pour this sauce over the eggplant mixture, and spread it as evenly as possible. Dust the top with paprika, and bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes at 350F.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Middle Eastern, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 532.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
191
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.2g
33%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
117mg
39%
Sodium
715mg
30%
Potassium
1159mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
52.0g
17%
Dietary Fiber
14.3g
57%
Sugars
20.4g
Protein
14.2g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 85%
Calcium 20% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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