Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

It is the most famous recipe in Egypt--very delicious. You can eat it with white rice or bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the eggplant rings till it has a reddish brown color.
  2. Strain it very well by a strainer or by putting the fried eggplants on kitchen handkerchiefs.
  3. In a sauce pan put butter or margarine till it melts, add onions and stir till it has a reddish color then add meat.
  4. Stir from time to time till meat is cooked.
  5. Add tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper, few sultanas and water.
  6. Boil for 2 minutes till it is a thick sauce.
  7. In a tin pan put 1 layer of eggplant and a small layer of sauce, then another layer of eggplant and put all the remaining sauce on top and then straighten the surface (eggplants should be only 2 layers).
  8. Put it in oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
  9. Serve it with white rice or bread.


Most Helpful

i love this dish, traditionaly in egypt we eat it with greek style yougart and a squeez of lemon with each serving. try it with a bashamel sause and breadcrumbs on top,cook until the bread crumbs are browned.

Maya's Mama August 17, 2006

Really yummy for DD1 (4 years old) and I. We had it with white basmati rice. I used regular eggplant and Chinese eggplant that I didn`t know what to do with, ground beef, additional sweet (unsalted) butter, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, olive oil for frying, the optional raisins, plus the rest of the ingredients. I may make this again!! Made for WELCOME TO EGYPT!

UmmBinat May 21, 2012

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