Kashk Bademjan Recipe Video

A good tutorial on how to make kashk bademjan at home. This is a Persian treat, that is usually served as an appetizer. The main ingredients are eggplant, onion, garlic and kashk (which you can find in most Middle Eastern markets).

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings8
CuisineCourse
TasteMethod
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Eggplants5 Medium (Italian or Chinese eggplant)
 Onion1 Large, chop
 Grapeseed oil5 Tablespoon, divided
 Turmeric powder1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Garlic4 Tablespoon, mince
 Garlic powder1 Teaspoon (Optional)
 Cracked black pepper1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Kashk3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (hendessi kashk is preferred)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
For garlic and mint mixture
 Dried mint3 Tablespoon
 Garlic6 Tablespoon, chopped finely
 Oil3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 269 Calories from Fat 150

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g10.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.48 mg

Sodium 394.2 mg16.4%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 11.4 g45.5%

Sugars 7.5 g

Protein 6 g11%

Vitamin A 13.2% Vitamin C 24.2%

Calcium 15.5% Iron 40.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean the eggplant under cold water once done trim green top, peel the purple skin and then cut a 2 inch slit in the eggplant.
2. Sprinkle salt evenly over the eggplants let it sit for 10-15 minutes, until they begin to sweat. Gently pat dry with a towel and keep it aside.
3. Chop the onion and mince the garlic, keep it aside.

MAKING
4. In a large frying pan pour oil and then fry the eggplant for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown.
5. Once done remove the eggplant and then in the same pan sauté the onions add ½ teaspoon of salt sauté the onion for 8-10 minutes or until they are brown.
6. Add in the garlic sauté for 20 seconds add the turmeric cook them for 30 seconds, once done move the onions to one side and add the eggplant and mix the onions and the eggplant together.
7. Sprinkle the garlic powder and add the kashk (dilute kashk in 1 cup of water), add the pepper and salt.
8. Put a lid on the sauce pan and reduce the heat and cook it for 45-55 minute, occasional stirring.
9. While the Kashk Bademjan is cooking you can start preparing the garlic and mint mixture.
10. In a small pan pour oil and sauté the garlic until brown on medium heat, add the dried mint sauté for 10-15 second and keep it aside in a small bowl.
11. Check on the Kashk Bademjan it has to be soft and completely cooked, you can cut it into smaller pieces using the spatula or mash it thoroughly.

SERVING
12. Garnish Kashk Bademjan with garlic and mint mixture along with lavash or sangak flat bread which is lightly toasted.

TIPS
If you find that your kashk bademjan is sticking to the bottom of your pan, lower your heat or put your pot on the smallest eye. You can also add an additional 1/4 cup of water to help loosen the kashk. However, please cook your kashk bademjan until it has thickened...it's not supposed to be watery.

NOTES
Kashk : is a thick whitish liquid similar to whey (a dairy product) similar to sour cream, used in traditional Persian/Iranian cooking
Lavash / Sangak : Is a soft, thin flat bread popular in several countries of the northern parts of Western Asia.
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