Eggplants in Armenian style are fried, baked, cooked on coals. Garlic, cilantro, basil, walnuts are the best eggplant mates. They make it interesting and memorable..
|eggplant –||2 pcs.|
|sweet red pepper –||3 pods|
|large red onions –||1 PC.|
|ripe tomatoes –||4 things.|
|cilantro –||1 bundle|
|purple basil –||3-4 branches|
|lemon juice –||10 g|
|refined oil –||70 g|
|salt –||10 g|
|Time for preparing: 40 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 156 Kcal|
Fried eggplants are served on the table as a warm salad. The golden slices contrast well with the crispy, beautifully sliced bell peppers. Red onion rings, crushed cilantro and basil add a bright taste to the dish..
How to cook:
- Vegetable chop large cubes, season with salt. Leave (for 15 minutes) so that all the bitterness of them is gone.
- Heat vegetable oil in a pan and fry large cubes until golden brown.
- Red pepper, chop the onion, chop the tomatoes, chop the cinnamon, remove the leaves from the basil cuttings.
- All prepared ingredients are mixed and put on a large dish, sprinkle with lemon juice and butter. Decorate with chopped basil leaves.
Housekeeping note: usually when frying vegetables absorb a large amount of oil, to prevent this from happening, you should use a grill pan, lightly grease it with refined oil and fry the prepared slices.
Stuffing with meat
The success of cooking this dish is that eggplants are not fried, and baked in the oven.
- 1 medium eggplant;
- 150 grams of veal;
- 1 pod of pepper;
- 90 g onion + 15 g garlic;
- 2 cherry tomatoes;
- 70 g of refined oil;
- 2 g ground pepper (hot);
- to taste purple basil;
- 3 sprigs of dill;
Cooking takes 45 minutes.
One serving: 166 kcal.
- Take an eggplant and cut it in half, bake in an oven at 195ºC (10-12 minutes).
- Chop the onion, garlic, make the meat from veal. Refined oil pour into the pan and simmer all the ingredients until ready.
- Add spices: hot pepper and salt.
- For decoration, bake the cherry and pepper pod, five minutes is enough.
- Put the eggplants on a flat dish, put the mince, cherry, pepper on top, sprinkle with dill and basil.
To the note: you can stuff it with poultry meat, then the time for roasting the mince will be a little less.
We bake “blue little ones” on the fire
Blue vegetables are cooked on the coals, stringing whole on skewers without pre-marinating. The peculiarity of the dish in its presentation: the pulp is peeled, cut into slices and offered to consumers as a salad, which is complemented with chopped greens, fragrant garlic and other baked vegetables.
- 4 medium eggplants;
- 3 pods of sweet pepper (different colors);
- 4 plum tomatoes;
- 1 small bunch of cilantro;
- 2 basil sprigs;
- to taste garlic, onions;
- 2 pinches of pepper mixture;
- 3 pinches of salt.
It will take 20 minutes to cook.
One serving: 89 kcal.
- Strung eggplants, tomatoes, sweet peppers on skewers, bake on the grill until soft.
- All baked vegetables must be cleaned from the skin, for this they are immersed in a container with ice water.
- Cut the vegetable pulp into slices, combine with chopped greens, chopped onion, garlic, season to taste and mix.
Blanks for winter
You will need:
- 1.5 kg of elastic eggplants;
- 1 head of garlic;
- cilantro, parsley in equal proportions;
- 20 g of salt;
- 150 g onions;
- 150-200 g of refined oil.
Required time: 1 hour.
Number of calories: 179 kcal.
- Rinse the eggplants, remove the stems and cut the vegetable into 2 cm thick circles, season slightly with salt, put in a container, put a small load on top. Leave for a day. During this time, they will come out bitter juice.
- Peeled onions nashinkovat ringlets.
- Eggplant fry in refined oil.
- Fry the onion in a separate skillet.
- Head of garlic peel and rub the teeth in a mortar.
- In an enamel saucepan put the fried onions, eggplants, chopped greens, salt, garlic, calcined and well-cooled oil. Mix all ingredients well, stew at minimum temperature for half an hour.
- Fill the jars with the prepared mixture. Choose a cool place for storage..
You will need:
- 1 kg of the average size of eggplants;
- 40-50 g of refined oil;
- 100 grams of walnuts;
- 1 handful of cilantro;
- 1 large head of garlic;
- 2 tbsp. diluted citric acid;
- to taste salt.
Time required: 35 minutes.
Calorie portions: 178 kcal.
How to cook:
- Washed eggplants send to the oven, cook until soft. Put vegetables between 2 boards under pressure to remove bitter juice.
- In a mortar, crush nuts and garlic with salt into a homogeneous oily mixture, adding refined oil and adding chopped greens.
- Pressed vegetable put in a wide bowl, grind masher, gradually adding the nut mixture.
- It remains to pour in citric acid, mix again. To store preparation in the refrigerator.
To the note: it is good to serve caviar as a snack with fragrant fresh bread.
As an appetizer, you can make fried eggplant in batter.
How to cook stewed eggplants with tomatoes and peppers, read here.
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- We buy: medium-sized elastic eggplants, with a green close-fitting stalk, bright and shiny peel without defects. Small fruits contain less seeds and bitterness..
- Soak: some eggplants have a bitter taste. To get rid of the bitterness, it is necessary to dip the vegetables in salt water. But not all “blue” bitterness depends on the variety.
- Fry: pour vegetable oil on eggplant, and it absorbs it, so a modest diet vegetable turns into a calorie bomb. This can be avoided by lowering the slices in salted water, or baking the vegetable slightly in the oven (microwave), or dipping the vegetable circles into a beaten and slightly salted egg white. And then proceed to frying.
- Cooking according to the rules: to make the slices of vegetable juicy with a crispy crust, they can be breaded in a mixture of flour and starch. Cooking vegetables in deep fat does not make sense, the slices will be too soft. Grill pan will help. It is smeared with a drop of oil, heated and roasted vegetable. The next cooking method without oil is to bake the whole fruit in the oven..
In the video – another version of cooking eggplant in Armenian for the winter:
Attaching to the delicious Armenian cuisine, it is important to learn how to cook the national dish correctly. Armenian-style eggplants must contain garlic, fragrant greens, spices and a minimum amount of butter.