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Friday, December 25, 2009

Baqlajon ikrasi (Eggplant caviar)

In uzbek cuisine vegetable caviars are famous, as we preserve them for winter. One of them is "Baqlajon ikrasi". I have different recipes of caviar which I will be posting later:) For today try this one, it is yummy, especially for eggplant lovers.
100 ml of vegetable oil (you can use olive oil also)
150 gr of sliced onions
300 gr of peeled and chopped tomatoes
100 gr of capsicum cut in small cubes
200 gr zucchini, peeled and cut in small cubes
600 gr eggplant, peeled and cut in small cubes
6 cloves of garlic
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of ground coriander
Heat up oil and put in onions, fry on a medium heat until soft, then add tomato and capsicum, fry until oil separates out. Now add zucchini and eggplant and fry stirring constantly for 5 min. Reduce the heat add in mashed garlic, stir well and close the lid of your pot. Continue to cook until eggplant is soft and zucchini is ready. Add in salt and spice.
You can serve it as hot and as cold. It is a good appetizer or salad:)
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!