Eggplant (Aubergine) Kuku (Persian Eggplant)

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Mirj

This smells heavenly as it cooks. You can add more garlic if you like.

Top Review by Fernandinho

Sensational recipe, Mirj, thanks for sharing. :D

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel the eggplants, cut them lengthwise in quarters if they are large, and salt them to remove bitternes if necessary.
  2. Brush each side of the eggplant pieces with eggwhite to reduce the oil needed for frying.
  3. In a skillet, heat 4 tablespoons oil over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and stir-fry for 10 minutes, until translucent.
  5. Add the eggplant and garlic and stir-fry 10 minutes longer, until all sides are lightly golden brown.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  8. Pour 4 tablespoons of oil into an 8-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  9. Break the eggs into a large bowl.
  10. Add the parsley, saffron water, lime juice, baking powder, flour, salt, and pepper.
  11. Beat thoroughly with a fork.
  12. Add the eggplant, onion and garlic and mix thoroughly.
  13. Pour the mixture into the dish and bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, until the edge is golden brown.
  14. Serve the kuku from the baking dish or unmold it by loosening the edge with a knife and inverting the dish onto a serving platter.
  15. Remove the parchment paper.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a