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Baba Ganoush

Delectable pureed eggplant (Brinjal)

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Sesame seed paste and cumin give a subtle hint of spices.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 2 small Brinjals (aka Eggplant, aubergines)
    • 1 clove of Garlic
    • 4 tbsp Tahini paste
    • 1/4 cup ground Almonds 
    • 1/2 Lemon
    • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
    • 2 tbsp Fresh mint Leaves
    • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste



    1. Grill brinjals over open fire until the skin is blackened. Remove and peel.
    2. Chop the flesh roughly and leave to drain in a colander
    3. Grind in a blender. Add garlic, Tahini, Ground Almonds, Lemon Juice and cumin.
    4. Season to taste and process it to smooth paste
    5. Chop half of the mint and stir it into the Dip.
    6. Spoon the dip into a bowl, scatter the remaining mint leaves on top and drizzle with Olive oil.
    7. Serve this with flatbreads or pita



    what is tahini?



    I have tried it and it goes well with fried items .


    I love baba Ganoush and tried the recipe. It was de-licious