GRILLED EGGPLANT FATTEH (FATTET BATHINJAN MISHWI)

GRILLEDEGGPLANTFATTEH
GRILLEDEGGPLANTFATTEH

This Middle Eastern Eggplant Fatteh is so easy to make and completely vegetarian! It’s the perfect combination of flavours: crunchy, lemony, and garlicy!

YIELDS 6 Servings
PREP TIME 20 mins
COOK TIME 40 mins
TOTAL TIME 1 hr

Ingredients

4 pita bread, toasted
3 big eggplants

For the Sauce:
 1 big chopped onion
 4 cloves garlic, crushed
 1 teaspoon paprika
 1 teaspoon Arabic Seven Spice Mix
 1 teaspoon ground coriander
 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon crushed chili
 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
 4 big tomatoes, peeled and chopped
 1 cup water
 1 teaspoon salt
 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses

Tahini Mixture:
 3/4 cup tahini
 3/4 cup water
 1/4 cup lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon salt

To Serve:
 2 tablespoons butter
 1/2 cup pine nuts
 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

1. Heat the oven at 390 F (200 ° C).

2. Cut the eggplant into cubes, then sprinkle it with some salt. Bring an oven tray or a short-edge tray and line it with parchment paper. Put the eggplant in a single layer for easy grilling. Put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes or until it becomes golden in color. Keep it warm.

3. Sauce: In a suitable skillet, put 2 tablespoons of olive oil, heat well and add the onions and stir until light golden, add garlic and pepper and stir a little and then add paprika, Arabic spice mix, coriander, cinnamon, chili, thyme and black pepper. Stir for a few minutes.

4. Add tomatoes, water, salt and pomegranate molasses, cover the pan and let it cook for a few minutes.

5. Add the eggplant to the sauce and let it cook for a few minutes.

6. In a bowl, put tahini, water, lemon juice and salt. Stir until you get a smooth sauce.

7. Bring a suitable serving plate and put the bread in the plate.

8. Pour the hot eggplant mixture over the bread, then pour the sauce mixture.

9. In a frying pan, heat the butter and fry the pine nuts, then pour the butter and the nuts directly over the fatteh, garnish with parsley and serve.

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About the Author

Jervie David Montejar
A food lover who wants to try every delicious dishes around him and spread the news to everyone to try it as well. Finding the latest trends about food and restaurants around Cebu and the rest of the world :) "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." -Ernestine Ulmer
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