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:

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

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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Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

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

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Love to learn more morrocon dishes from you..

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

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

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

lovely dip Priya :)

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

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

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

different recipe..delicious

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

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

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Moroccan eggplant dip looks delicious, will try this sometime

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

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

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy delcious dipp.

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

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

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Dip looks delicious Priya.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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