Eggplant Pilaf

Eggplant pilaf – recipe with photo, Turkish cuisine
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Cooking time: 1 h

Difficulty: Medium recipe

Recipe yield: 6-8 servings

Turkish food

Eggplant pilaf – a Turkish cuisine recipe, everyone is used to the fact that pilaf is necessarily meat or chicken. But there is also vegetarian pilaf in Turkish cuisine, one of which is eggplant pilaf with the addition of fresh tomatoes and pine nuts.

Eggplant pilaf ingredients

Eggplant pilaf recipe

Rice for cooking pilaf

To cook a Turkish cuisine recipe eggplant pilaf, pour over the sorted rice with salted boiling water, stir and set aside for 20 minutes. After the rice for pilaf, rinse well 3-4 times, fold it onto a sieve and let the liquid drain.

Preparing eggplants for pilaf

Wash the eggplants, dry them, cut off the stalks and make cuts on the peel 2-3 cm wide along the eggplants with a sharp knife. Alternating, peel off the eggplant in strips, in the form of a zebra. Next, cut the eggplants lengthwise into four parts, and each quarter into 3-4 cm pieces. Pour the prepared eggplants with salted cold water and set aside for 20 minutes to release the bitterness.

Frying eggplant

Heat the olive oil in a deep roasting pan, squeeze the eggplants from the water, transfer to the roasting pan and fry on all sides until golden brown. Remove the eggplants with a slotted spoon and transfer to a kitchen towel so that the oil is glass.

Onions with pine nuts

Pour finely chopped onion and nuts into the oil where the eggplants were fried, and, stirring occasionally, fry until pink.

Pilaf and rice

Then add rice and mix well so that each rice is enveloped in oil. Stirring occasionally, fry the rice for 10 minutes over medium heat.

Raisins in pilaf

Season the pilaf with salt and pepper, add sugar, raisins and finely chopped hot pepper.

Tomatoes and pilaf

Scald the tomatoes with boiling water, remove the peel, finely chop and transfer to a pilaf.

Pilaf with tomatoes and eggplant

Put the eggplant on top, pour 3 cups of water, cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Then add finely chopped dill, cover again, reduce heat to low and cook for another 20 minutes.

Eggplant pilaf

Before serving eggplant pilaf stir well with a wooden spoon and place on a prepared dish.

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