Boranie Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Yogurt Dip)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

From .. My husband had this at a persian restuarant and loved it. He then searched on Google and found this, so I made it for him .. It's really good! Times are estimated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse, prick the eggplants and roast in a 350F oven, turning frequently, for about 40 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Remove, place on a cutting board and let stand until cool enough to handle; peel the skin and chop the flesh.
  3. Transfer the flesh to a mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly, seasoning to taste.
  4. In the serving dish, garnish with saffron water, yogurt and mint leaves and serve hot or cold with pita.
  5. Can be made in advance and stored in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

WOW! I tried many eggplat dips and I can really tell you that your is outstanding!
I loved the big amount of mint in this.
I had Turkish yogurt on hand and this was really a good choice for this recipe!
Thanks a lot for posting this!

awalde June 09, 2012

Yum! I'm a big fan of Eggplant and yogurt dips and I really enjoyed this dip. I baked the eggplant in the morning and then peeled it in the afternoon. The dip was sitting in the fridge until evening time and it was perfect. The flavours all combined well together and intensified. Thank you najwa

Chef floWer March 08, 2008

Definitely very garlicky, but that's never a bad thing! Strange as it may sound, this was like an auberginey version of Tzatziki.

SugaredAlmond February 17, 2006