3.19.2011

Eggplant Dip alias...


Berlin is the capital of Turkish food (outside of Turkey of course :). I like that they use lots of veggies and surprising taste combinations and it has become one of my favorite cuisines over the years. There are two things that I always always have to order whenever we go to a Turkish restaurant: humus and eggplant cream, oh and Ayran, but that is a drink so it doesn't really count. On a particularly cloudy afternoon I decided to make my own eggplant puree and while it was tasty, I must admit that it was definitely not the best of the best! I was a little bit confused with the recipe as there are so many different ones out there. (with milk, with yogurt, with seeds, with flour...etc) I went with what I thought would  be the healthiest, taste the best and took the least time to prepare. Next time  however, I'm definitely trying a new one. If you have a tried and tested aubergine cream recipe hook me up and I'll be thankful forever. :)

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28 comments:

Style-Pursuit said...

If there are eggplants involved, the recipe is delicious for sure! :o)
I believe that there's also a Greek version which calls for their famous thick yogurt... I've never tried it, though!

x

Gertrude said...

Never really liked eggplants! But the end result looks yummy! x

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Bronwyn said...

I adore aubergines/eggplants? What about babaganoush or sultan's delight?!

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Bronwyn said...

I adore aubergines/eggplants? What about babaganoush or sultan's delight?!

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Kc said...

I will have to try that some day!! I love Turkish food :) I like your new blog layout and headings, and particularly this posts layout!! :) I just added some buttons on my blog, I'm so proud :)

Kc

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Orchid said...

I'm already hungry :P





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JenLynn said...

At least it looks delicious. :)

Sonja said...

Yum yum yum yum yum!!!!
Thanks for this recipe! I love eggplant, and babaganoush and this version.
Sounds awesome! :o)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

mmmm, yum. i love me some egglant. looks delish!

Nicole Marie said...

i love how you photographed the ingredients

Chiara said...

I love this eggplant cream called Babagamoush, is it the same one?
I love anything eggplants... and have been craving a Parmigiana...
xo
C.

superhappyjohi said...

i love Eggplant- tehina (tahini) spread...you should try that one too!
:)

Adam said...

I enjoy reading your brilliant posts!
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apurpledress said...

Yum...I love eggplant and hummus. Sounds like my kind of food. I have never tried eggplant aubergine but I want to now.

Viv said...

ohh sounds good. i should try it sometime over the weekend!

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potpie du monde said...

I love Eggplants! That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

travelkate said...

I never realized that Berlin had the second most Turkish food in the world-delicious! Another reason among many to return to Berlin for a visit :)

vicky h. said...

totally just showed this to my mom and we're making it this weekend :)

thanks for sharing, babe!

xox Vicky
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Star-Light said...

this looks yummy :)


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Brittany H. said...

De-lish. I adore eggplant. Happy cooking!

Muah!

Ollie Things Beautiful said...

This looks so good! Reminds me of something my friend made years ago when he was visiting. He is from Romania; it's a Romanian appetizer I guess called salata de vinate. Anyway, urs looks tasty, must try! xx-Jackie

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My husband would love this - healthy and looking delicious!

p.s. I'll be wearing lots of color, sheer, and lace for spring too!

xoxo,
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Festy said...

Great post!
Have a nice day!
xoxo
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Oh, My Darling said...

Yum, what a great happenstance -- I just bought an eggplant this morning!

*Simply Colette* said...

Yum! Love the layout and way you presented too!

Duygu said...

Hi,
this is one of the favorite Turkish mezze, an appetizer eaten with raki, a traditional Turkish drink. I may suggests something that you can bake the eggplants without cuting it into two. you bake them as whole, and then remove the skins. you should try it also with yogurt. I am sure you'll like its taste.

By the way, this is my first comment to your blog posts. I should say that I love your blog.
Goodday...

duygu

Collections said...

wow that eggplant dip looks absolutely delicious.


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