Borani Bademjaan

Borani Bademjaan is a vegan Iranian side dish made of eggplants, yogurt, and garlic. It is better to grill the eggplants in the oven or on a charcoal barbeque rather than cook them.


What are the Ingredients?

  • 2 large eggplants
  • 200g natural yogurt
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • crushed walnuts
  • fresh mint
  • red pepper
  • olive oil
Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Cooking method: Grilling
Cooking Skills: Easy Meal: Side dish/appetizer Suitable for: 4 people


How to prepare Borani Bademjan?

Step 1: Preparing Ingredients

Step1: Preparing Ingredients

Make a few slits on each of the eggplants to let them steam out and prevent bursting in the oven.

Grate or mash the garlic.

Crush and roast the nuts.

Rinse and pat dry the mint.


Step 2: Preparing Eggplants

Put the eggplants in the preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes or until tender. Take them out of the oven and let them cool.

Peel and smash the eggplants in a bowl.


Step 3: Mix Borani

Mix and stir the mashed garlic with the eggplants. Add yogurt, salt, and pepper if needed.


Step 4: Serve

Scoop the mixture into a bowl and garnish with a few fresh mint leaves, some toasted walnuts, red pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Can be served with Lavash or Barbary bread.




Useful links:

Delicious Iranian Side Dishes

Iranian Breads



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