EGGPLANT CAVIAR

Eggplant dishes are very popular in Georgia and there are many variations. In this family recipe we show how to make eggplant ‘caviar’.

Eggplant caviar ready for serving

Ingredients: 3 large eggplants, 1 large tomato, 1 large carrot, 1 large sweet red pepper, 1 hot green pepper, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 level tbs of dried hot red pepper, 1 tsp of dried blue fenugreek, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 25 grams of fresh parsley, salt (amount dependent upon personal preference) and 10 tbs of oil.

Ingredients for Eggplant Caviar

Preparation: Remove and discard the skin from the eggplant, slice and add, together with 6 tbs of oil, to a pan. Sprinkle with salt and fry for up to 15 minutes on a medium heat.

Frying Eggplant for Eggplant Caviar Recipe

Finely chop the carrot and onions and add to a pan of 4 tbs of oil. Fry on a medium heat until soft, stirring frequently.

Frying Carrots and Onions

Cut the red pepper and crush together with the garlic and fried eggplant. We used a meat grinder.

Grinding Eggplant Garlic and Red Pepper

Chop the tomatoes and add, together with spices and salt, to the fried carrots and onions.

Adding Chopped Tomatoes and Spices

Mash the ingredients.

Mashing the Ingredients

Add the ground eggplant/red pepper and garlic. Finely chop and add the parsley. Stir thoroughly and turn off the heat.

Adding final ingredients

Serving: Serve hot. We molded some of the eggplant caviar into balls and garnished with sliced hot green pepper. We also spread some on toasted bread. It is also delicious served cold.

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Enjoy your Eggplant Caviar!

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