Mirza Ghasemi

Mirza Ghasemi, a delicious Iranian appetizer, is made of smoked eggplants, tomatoes, garlic, and eggs.

 

What are the Ingredients?

  • 6 eggplants
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 plant garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable or olive oil

Garnish

  • 1 handful of crushed nuts
  • fresh herbs

 

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Cooking method: Grilling & cooking
Cooking Skills: Medium Meal: Appetizer/side dish Suitable for: 4 people

 

How to prepare Mirza Ghasemi?

Step 1: Preparing Ingredients

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

Grate or mash the garlic.

Crush the nuts.

Rinse and pat dry fresh herbs.

 

Step 2: Preparing Eggplants

Grill the eggplants on a barbeque, over stove flame, or in the oven over high heat.

Let them cool, peel them and remove their head(stem).

Smash them and set them aside.

 

Step 3: Preparing Tomatoes

Boil some water in a pot, and put the tomatoes in for 2 minutes. Drain and put them in cold water.

Peel their skin.

Finely chop the tomatoes and set them aside.

 

Step 4: Mix Ingredients

Saute the garlic in a frying pan. Add turmeric and salt.

Add the eggplants and tomatoes to the pan and stir fry until the tomatoes are dried out. Pour some oil if needed.

 

Step 5: Adding Eggplants to the Mixture

Beat the eggs. Reduce the heat. Make a few holes in the mixture and pour the eggs into the holes. Wait for 4-5 minutes and then stir to mix the eggs with the eggplant mixture. Let it cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add salt and pepper if needed.

 

Step 6: Serve

Scoop Mirza Ghasemi on a deep plate and garnish with crushed nuts and fresh herbs.

Serve this dish with Iranian flatbread like Lavash, Sangak, or Barbari.

 

 

Useful links:

Iranian Breads

 

 

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