Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush (Healthy Brinjal Dip)

Baba Ganoush (Healthy Brinjal Dip) is a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dip made with roasted Brinjal (eggplant) and tahini paste (sesame paste). With just a few simple ingredients, you really can make a delicious dip out of it.  This creamy and smoky dip is served with toasted pita wedges and vegetable sticks as a starter. 

Ingredients for Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

1 Aubergine roasted
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ tsp paprika, or to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt to taste
2 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Directions for Baba Ganoush

  • Roast the brinjal on fire by turning on all the sides so that it is evenly roasted. Cover with a damp napkin and let it rest for 10 minutes. Peel and mash with a fork to a paste.
  • Now add the garlic, tahini, salt, cumin, paprika  to the mashed baigan and give it a good stir.
  • Adjust the seasoning and lemon to taste.
  • Serve in a broad shallow bowl like dish.
  • Spread with the back of a spoon to form shallow well.
  • Just before serving drizzled with olive oil and sprinkle with a bit more cumin and paprika.
  • Garnish with a spring of parsley.

Note: You can use store bought Tahini paste. I prefer to make at home.

Baba Ganoush

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