Delicious Afghan Traditional Fried Eggplant with Yogurt. Authentic Recipe of Banjan Borani.

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Things to know about Banjan Borani Recipe

In Persian ‘Banjan or Badanjan’ is ‘eggplant’, while ‘Borani’ is a kind of appetizer. It is used to describe many dishes made with herbs and veggies. There are many mouthwatering eggplant dishes in Central Asian Cuisine and Banjan borani is the ultimate delight for lovers of fresh herbs. It has a delicious combination of yogurt and eggplant. You can say it’s among the top favorite dishes of Afghans. Traditionally it is served as a side dish or appetizer. You can present it in layers or as separate components depending on your liking. It is a must-try dish from Afghan Cuisine.


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Delicious Afghan Traditional Fried Eggplant with Yogurt. Authentic Recipe of Banjan Borani.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: بادمجان بورانی
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Price Level Very Cheap
Main Ingredient Group Condiments, Dairy, Vegetables, Yogurt
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Shallow)
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes

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Servings 2 People
Calories / Serving 83 kcal

Ingredients
 

Eggplant

  • 2 pcs Eggplant – Aubergine Large
  • 2 pcs Tomato Large
  • 3 pcs Green Chili Medium
  • 5 cloves Garlic Grated
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tssp Turmeric Powder – Curcuma Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 bunch Cilantro Chopped

Sauce

  • ¾ cup Yogurt
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Dry Mint Leaf Finely chopped

Instructions
 

Eggplant Gravy

  • Slice eggplants in half a centimeter thick slices.
  • Soak the slices in salt water for 15 minutes. Then drain water and pat dry the slices.
  • Heat oil in a pan, enough to shallow fry the eggplant.
  • Fry the eggplants until all sides are golden brown.
  • Add garlic and green chilies to the same pan, and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add tomatoes and salt, cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  • When tomatoes are soft add chili, turmeric, and cumin powder.
  • Pour half a cup of water and cook without the lid.
  • When the gravy becomes thick add pepper powder and sprinkle cilantro.

Yogurt Sauce

  • Whisk yogurt with salt, pepper, garlic, and dried mint leaves.

Asseembly

  • Layer eggplant at the base on a serving platter.
  • Top with tomato gravy.
  • Then pour yogurt sauce on the top.
  • Sprinkle more mint and cilantro and serve.

NOTES

You can alternate the layering pattern with yogurt as a base and fried slices at the top.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegetarian Recipes
Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Kosher Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 2389mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 624IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Banjan Borani, Traditional Afghan Fried Eggplant with Yogurt, بادمجان بورانی
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