Lebanese Eggplants (Messaka'a)

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Engineer in the Kit

A very tasty vegetarian dish that can also be used as a side dish. It is typically eaten with pita.

Top Review by Elmotoo

Very easy & very delicious! The only change I made was to use fresh mint from the garden instead of dried mint. Everybody loved it. Made for NA/ME's visit to Lebanon 9/12.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in pot and fry the eggplants.
  2. Remove them and put them aside.
  3. Add the garlic to the same pot for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the onions and keep until transparent, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the tomatoes for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the eggplants, chickpeas, salt and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes.

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