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Stuffed eggplants
CourseMeal
Region or stateTurkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsEggplant

Stuffed eggplants (Azerbaijani: badımcan dolması, Iran: karni yarikh, Turkish: patlıcan dolması/karnıyarık/imambayıldı,[1] Italian: Melanzane ripiene) are a dish typical of many countries.

Turkey

Eggplants are stuffed with meat (lamb) and rice. In Turkey, this dish is called “patlıcan dolması, imambayıldı, karnıyarık” The ingredients include eggplant, minced meat, rice, onion, tomato paste, tomato, parsley, mint, salt, black pepper and sunflower oil. Optional ingredients include sumac, lemon juice, allspice, cinnamon, pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, mint, and olive oil which may be added for a better taste.

Azerbaijan

Badımcan dolması includes tomato, sweet pepper, and aubergine stuffed with minced meat mixed with chickpeas.

Palestine and Israel

Eggplants are stuffed with meat (lamb or beef) and bulgur or rice but a bit distinctly than its neighbors because of a wider use of different flavors of the dish by region like tamarind, date, etc., also there is a wider use of spices than there is in Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan. The ingredients include eggplant, minced meat, rice, bulgur, onion, tomato paste, sumac, tamarind juice, lemon juice, date honey, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, tomato, parsley, mint, salt, black pepper and olive oil.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Etli Patlıcan Dolması Tarifi - Nefis Yemek Tarifleri". nefisyemektarifleri.com. 18 September 2010.