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:

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

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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

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  3. Russian Bhaingan Bharta! :)

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

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

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

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  6. This looks yummy!bookmarked. Never tried this.

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

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  8. This makes a wonderful bread spread!

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. Lovely dish priya, simple and easy

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

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

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

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  18. Sounds interesting recipe..Looks delicious.

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

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

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  21. Looks very delicious.Thank you for sharing.

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

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

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

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  25. 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:)

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

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

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

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

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  30. That's easy and looking delicious Priya:-)

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

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

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  33. that sounds like a yummy something!! :)

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

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

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

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  37. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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  42. 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.

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

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