Friday, June 12, 2009

Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant Dip)

Moroccan cuisine is quite like our Indian cuisine with their different spice mix and flavourful dishes....I do love moroccan cuisine coz of moroccan people living in France, i often prepare the famous moroccan dish couscous other than that i was quite a novice in moroccan cooking...I got a real opportunity to try loads of moroccan dishes coz of Lavi of Homecook Recipes, since she was hosting IAVW event as theme Moroccan...Am very happy and enjoy cooking moroccan dishes since few days..i even asked few of my moroccan friends to teach me simple dishes they do prepare as their daily menu, one among those dishes this zaalouk is quite a flavourful and delicious dip served usually with moroccan breads or else with grilled meats or BBQ dishes...To serve this moroccan eggplant dip i prepared moroccan semolina bread, which suits prefectly and also tastes really delicious with this dip....Will post soon the moroccan semolina bread which is prepared already twice, coz everyone at home loved the semolina bread...Coming to this dip am sending this Zaalouk to IAVW-Moraco guest hosted by Lavi of Home Cooks Recipes, event started by Vaishali....



1no Eggplant(big)
2nos Tomatoes
3nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
1tbsp Lemon juice
2tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Paprika powder
1tbsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt

Wash and peel the skin of eggplant, cut the eggplant as small cubes..cook the eggplant cubes with enough water and salt for 15 minutes and drain the excess of water...chop the tomatoes finely...meanwhile heat the olive oil and add the crushed garlic cloves saute for seconds...now add the chopped tomatoes, cooked eggplant cubes, paprika powder, cumin seed powder, pepper powder and salt, cook in simmer, smash the veggies while cooking...Cook until the veggies get well cooked..finally add the lemon juice n chopped coriander leaves, give a stir and put off the stove...

Serve as dip!!!!!!

21 comments:

  1. I've not tasted moroccan food but have heard that it can be spicy and yummy - am seeing a lot of recipes in many blogs. This looks delicious.

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  3. oh my unknownly i deleted my comment by myself.. thats wonderful dip and spread slightly variated from medite cuisine baba ganoush.. i have bookmarked it will try it out .. Thanks priya

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  4. thatz a new dish ive come across...nice inovative dish

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  5. Love to learn more morrocon dishes from you..

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  6. Thats a healthy and delicious dip dear...love the flavour of cumin in this dish :)

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  7. Nice to see moroccan cusine in the limelight. looks good.

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  8. Thats sounds quite like an Indian dish..interesting..Enjoy moroccan cooking dear..:)

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  9. That is a delicious eggplant dip! Looks similar to an Indian dish with the ingredients. Waiting eagerly to see the bread recipe. Would love to try out Moroccan cuisine some time!

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  10. Never tasted that food..Looking nice priya...

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  11. A good one Priya, Looks nice, although never tasted..will give it a try soon

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  12. This is like our baigan ka bartha :)...I just had it for lunch :)

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  13. Moroccan eggplant dip looks delicious, will try this sometime

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  14. This one is so much like baingan ka bharta .. yummy dip

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  15. Dip with eggplant is new to me..i dont know much recipes with eggplant thanx for sharing..looks yum

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  16. I have tasted this in a Moroccan restaurant it is just yum and your recipe looks delicious yum yum

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  17. VERY NEW TO Me, Priya.Looks delish.I love eggplant in dips

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