Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Baklazhanaya Ikra -Russian Eggplant Caviar

Baklazhanaya Ikra, a popular vegetarian spread prepared specially with large eggplants and this dish ressembles tastewise quite like our Indian Baingan Bharta..This caviar is prepared simply by grilling eggplants in oven from which their flesh is taken and prepared along with onions, canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, salt and pepper powder..Chopped tomatoes brings them a beautiful colour and this Russian eggplant spread tastes fabulous simply when served along with any bread eventhough Russians goes for their famous rye bread...This spread take an important role in most of Russian home, as this eggplant caviar is known well in Russia as the Poor Man's Caviar..

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1no Eggplant(large)
1cup Onion chopped
6tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Garlic (chopped finely)
2no Tomatoes (large & chopped)
1/2tsp Sugar
Salt
Pepper powder
Lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees...Bake the eggplant on the middle rack for about an hour, turning it over once or twice untill the eggplants turn soft..Meanwhile, cook the onions in 4 tablespoons of the olive oil in medium heat untill they are soft but not brown...Add the garlic and cook for few minutes, put off the stove...Remove the skin of the egplant with a sharp knife, then chop the pulp finely as a puree..

Add this pureed eggplant to onions and stir in the tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper powder...Heat the remaining olive oil in the pan in medium heat and pour in the eggplant mixture.Bring to a boil, stir constantly, then turn the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for an hour.

Remove the cover and cook for another half-hour, stirring from time to time, until the mixture turns thicks.. add the lemon juice as per taste, give a stir...Transfer the mixture to a bowl...

Serve with bread..

45 comments:

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

wow..soo temptimg priya. we love eggplants..this is heavenly..

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Kairali sisters

RV said... Reply To This Comment

This is a best substitute for Caviar. Love the color of this dish... ummm.. yumm. Thanks for sending it across for AWED.

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Russian Bhaingan Bharta! :)

Looks yum, Eggplants are like Caviar to me, love them.

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Wowww.. looks soo tempting and delicious priya.. lovely color.. Gr8 one!!

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

ah!...we make egg plant bharta somewhat in this way...egg-plant caviar...interesting..

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

This looks yummy!bookmarked. Never tried this.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wowww.. looks soo tempting and delicious priya.. lovely color.. Gr8 one!!

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

This makes a wonderful bread spread!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice one priya, Interesting to know that even baingan ka bhartha in Russia too.

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

This is too good..a must try one..thanks priya for sharing this recipe..

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya! This would be perfect as spread, dip n side-dish for rotis

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya..this sounds very intresting..A Russian bread spread..must try one..thanks for sharing.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Love the color priya, it has come out really well.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dish priya, simple and easy

Sridevi said... Reply To This Comment

Eggplant caviar is tempting...Good to go with Bread.

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Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

One thing I never tried baking eggplant..looks wonderful so thiriyama try panraen...

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous...think I should try this one :-)

Panchpakwan said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting recipe..Looks delicious.

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

i am really in awe of u...trying out so so many different dishes..good going Priya

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

It must be very tasty.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

the color the dish the overall eyecatching..i can smell it..wow...wil taste yum with millet rotis...

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious.Thank you for sharing.

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

I'm always up for new vegetarian dishes like this. Looks great!

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

the name sent me into a dizzy..but the pic is worth it all

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

Russian baingan bhurta :) Wow!!!! Looks really tempting :)

Saswati said... Reply To This Comment

Priya your post made me so nostalgic...i have stayed in moscow for two and a half yrs....the colour has come out so nice:)

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

I dont like eggplant.. but this looks delicious..
the quinoa strawberry cookies have come so perfect.

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and tempting russian bhartha..I'll love this coz I'm up for any eggplant dish!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Love the vegetarian alternative for Caviar. Love the spread dear!

Catherine said... Reply To This Comment

This looks wonderful Priya...and those strawberry cookies from your previous post look heavenly!

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and yummy dish..

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

That's easy and looking delicious Priya:-)

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

colourful and delicious dish. tempting me a lot!!!!!!

Deepti Pawar said... Reply To This Comment

Almost no way that I wont try these. Thanks for sharing!

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

that sounds like a yummy something!! :)

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering pic dear! It's totally new to me...wish to try some now! ;)

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

My God Priya.. The name itself brings water to my mouth..learn a lot from you abt various cuisines

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

looks like baingan ka bharta only..the colour is beautiful and looks simply yum yum !!

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, this chutney looks yummy !!! Just now I told Suman. We also make such a chutney with roasted brinjal but with tamaring. The presentation is beautiful :)

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

love the colur of the dish, thought the name looks complicatd(!!), the dish is very simple.

Dershana said... Reply To This Comment

oh yeah! very like our baingan bhartha :-) with the pepper and lemon it must have been so yumm!

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Very beautiful and wonderful preparation Priya...sounds more or less like ours right :)...I am definitely going to try this :)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,poor man's caviar and vegan's too. another excellent and perfect dish

michepe said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great and I want to try it tomorrow but what do "1no" and "2no" mean in the ingredients list? I googled them but nothing related to cooking came up.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Michepe its means numbers, if its 1no eggplant = one number eggplant,hope i cleared ur doubt..