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Authentic Recipe of Batinjan Maqli. Appetizing Iraqi Traditional Fried Eggplant.

Batinjan Maqli is an Iraqi comfort food made with fried eggplant with layers of tomato, parsley, and lemon juice. It is also incorporated as a salad.

Things to know about Batinjan Maqli Recipe

Eggplant is an essential part of Iraqi Cuisine. Among several delicious eggplant dishes, traditional Batinjan Maqli is served cold with layers of vegetables and lemon juice.

Widely consumed as an appetizer or made into sandwiches, it is a staple for the whole year.

Appetizing Iraqi Traditional Fried Eggplant. Authentic Recipe of Batinjan Maqli.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: باتنجان مقلي
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Main Ingredient Group Vegetable based Recipes
Dish Type Fritter Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Shallow)


Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 125 kcal


  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Eggplant – Aubergine Large
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • Vegetable Oil For frying
  • 2 pcs Tomato Large, sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic Grated
  • ¼ tsp Chilli Pepper
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice or vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
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  • Cut off the stem of the eggplant and cut it in half length-wise. Make slices in the form of stripes. Each is about ¼ inch (0.5 cm) thick.
  • Put these slices in warm water mixed with salt, and soak them for about 30 minutes.
  • Coat the eggplant slices with flour.
  • Add oil to a wide saucepan filling about ½ inch (1.3 cm) of the pan and bring to heat.
  • Fry the eggplants until each side is golden brown.
  • Drain excess oil using a colander.
  • Brown tomato slices in the oil or serve raw.
  • Take a large plate and arrange the eggplant slices and tomato slices. Sprinkle some salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Complete with lemon juice or vinegar.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 587mgPotassium: 342mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 352IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Batinjan Maqli Recipe, Traditional Iraqi Fried Eggplant, باتنجان مقلي
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Cooking tip for making Batinjan Maqli

  • Soaking eggplant slices in salt water prevents extra soaking of oil while frying. Do not deep fry the eggplant slices. This recipe calls for shallow frying.
  • You can make sandwiches with the same dish.
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What to serve with Batinjan Maqli?

Serve with yogurt or curd or Tahini Sauce.

Variations of Batinjan Maqli

This dish is served cold mostly, but a hot platter can also be served.

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