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Mirza Ghasemi | Persian Eggplant Tomato Dip Recipe, an Entire but Fast appetizer

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Mirza Ghasemi, or Persian eggplant dish, is a really famous and amazing meal. This Persian appetizer is from the North of Iran, Gilan. In some cities, Persian people serve Mirza Ghasemi with rice. I’m sure you will love the aroma and its flavor.

Garlic is the most important ingredient in this food, as you know Garlic has so many health benefits. In this article, Cookery Magazine shares the traditional recipe of Mirza Ghasemi with you.

Mirza Ghasemi Ingredients

Eggplant6 medium size
Garlic4 cloves
Tomato paste1 tablespoon
Vegtable oil3 tablespoons
Turmeric powder3 teaspoons
Sea saltas needed
Black pepper1 teaspoon
Mirza Ghasemi ingredients

How to make Eggplants ready for Mirza Ghasemi

The first step for cooking Mirza Ghasemi is putting the eggplants in the oven at 180 degrees. Or you can barbecue them. Keep Broiling the eggplants until their peel can be easily off and fully burned.
Then let them become cold and peels the eggplants completely off.

barbecued eggplants

Put the eggplants in a large bowl and mash them with a masher or use a blender.
After that, put the mashed eggplants aside, and let’s prepare the tomatoes. Boil the tomatoes in a pot containing water for about 5 minutes. Drain the tomatoes and peels them off. Chop up the tomatoes into tiny pieces.

Put a pan on heat and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Grate the garlic cloves and fry them until they become soft. Add 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder. Turmeric powder gives a vibrant color to your dish.

Now add the mashed eggplants to the mixture and fry them for about 20 minutes. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook for 10 minutes. (The tomatoes juice must be steamed)
It’s up to you to add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste to your mixture. Actually, I recommend using it due to its color and fantastic flavor.

After adding tomato paste, Fry the mixture for a short while.
Gather all the mixture on one side of the pan, and break and pour the eggs onto the other side.
After 4 minutes, scramble all of them together. Finally, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.

Mirza Ghasemi

Your Mirza Ghasemi is ready 😍 I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you like Persian appetizers, you can try the Persian noodle soup that we share it in Cookery Mag for you.

Serving Mirza Ghasemi

Iranians always serve Mirza Ghasemi a long with basils or radishes. They always choose Dough (a Persian yogurt drink) as a beverage.

serving Mirza Ghasemi
  • Using walnuts in Mirza Ghasemi is so common.
  • If don’t like to barbecue the eggplants, you can boil them with water.

Mirza Ghasemi | Persian Eggplant Tomato Dip Recipe, an Entire but Fast appetizer

Recipe by Fatemeh BanialiCourse: Persian Food


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Mirza ghasemi is a local dish of Gilan province. It consists of eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, oil, eggs, salt, and spices.



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