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Mirza Ghasemi recipe

Mirza Ghasemi recipe (smoked eggplant with garlic and tomato)

Mirza Ghasemi is a food you must eat when you travel to the north of Iran. This delicious Persian appetizer has a taste of smoky eggplant (aubergine) and garlic. For making Mirza Ghasemi, you just need eggplant, tomato, egg, tomato paste, and general spices like salt, black pepper, and turmeric. You can find its ingredients in every house, and this makes it an easy and fast vegetarian appetizer to cook.

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mirza ghasemi ingredients

For cooking a fantastic food, you should have high-quality ingredients. Also, finding a good eggplant is sometimes hard, and eggplant of poor quality is bitter. So first, I want to show you how to find a good eggplant.

How to choose a good eggplant?

what is a high quality eggplant

Eggplant is one of the main ingredients of Mirza Ghasemi, and finding a good eggplant can make our food more delicious. There are some tips for choosing a good eggplant:

  1. A good eggplant has shiny and smooth skin.
  2. Try to choose a slightly firm eggplant, and when you press the eggplant, it should bounce back into its shape.
  3. Its stem should be green.

Now we have found our suitable eggplants. Let’s dive into our lovely food and find out how to cook Mirza Ghasemi.

Mirza Ghasemi recipe

  1. The first step for cooking Mirza Ghasemi is grilling four eggplants. Grill them on the barbecue or over the stove until the flesh is soft and its skin is charred.
  2. Then divide the flesh of eggplants. There is an easy way to extract its flesh. Cut the eggplant vertically from its stem to the bottom. Then open it, and take out the flesh with a spoon.
  3. Chop 1/2 bulb of garlic into small pieces. Prepare a pan and add five tablespoons of vegetable oil to it. sauté garlic pieces on medium heat.
  4. When the garlic pieces become golden, chop and mash eggplants’ flesh completely, and add them to the garlic pieces with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon black peppers, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover the pan and let eggplants and garlic cook for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, make two tomatoes pure, add them to the pan with 1 tablespoons of tomato paste, and cook them for about 10 minutes with the covered pan. If it is watery, heat them for a while carefully.
  6. Finally, add two eggs and mix them all. After minutes when the eggs are cooked, our Mirza Ghasemi is ready!

How to serve Mirza Ghasemi?

how to cook mirza ghasemi

There are two ways for serving Mirza Ghasemi, serve it with flatbread such as Lavash bread or pitta bread as an appetizer. Also, you can serve it with rice for the main course.

Serve it with side dishes like “Zeytoon Parvardeh,” fresh herbs, olive, or Seer Torshi. Enjoy your dish!

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Mirza Ghasemi recipe (smoked eggplant with garlic and tomato)

Recipe by ShayanCourse: AppetizersCuisine: PersianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

335

kcal

Mirza Ghasemi is a dish from the north of Iran, made of smoked eggplant, tomato, garlic and egg. Don’t lose this vegetarian appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 4 eggplants

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 chop garlic

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  • The first step for cooking Mirza Ghasemi is grilling four eggplants. Grill them on the barbecue or over the stove until the flesh is soft and its skin is charred.
  • Divide the flesh of eggplants. There is an easy way to extract its flesh. Cut the eggplant vertically from its stem to the bottom. Then open it and take out the flesh with a spoon.
  • Chop 1/2 bulb of garlic into small pieces.
  • Prepare a pan and add five tablespoons of vegetable oil to it. sauté garlic pieces on medium heat.
  • When the garlic pieces become golden, chop and mash eggplants’ flesh completely and add them to the garlic pieces with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon black peppers, and 1 teaspoon salt. .
  • Cover the pan and let eggplants and garlic cook for 10 minutes.
  • Make two tomatoes pure, add them to the pan with 1 tablespoons of tomato paste, and cook them for about 10 minutes with the covered pan.
  • If it is watery, heat them for a while carefully.
  • Add two eggs and mix them all. After minutes when the eggs are cooked, our Mirza Ghasemi is ready!

Notes

  • There are two ways for serving Mirza Ghasemi, serve it with flatbread or pitta bread as an appetizer. Also, you can serve it with rice for the main course.
  • Serve it with side dishes like “Zeytoon Parvardeh,” fresh herbs, olive, or Pickled garlic. Enjoy your dish!

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