Smoky Aubergine Dip & Barbecued Poppadums

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Found this recipe on BBC Good Food (Recipe 531673) and thought it was very intriguing -- this cracker or flatbread! These crackers are used in curries and vegetable preparations. Poppadums are typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India. It is also eaten as an appetizer or a snack with various toppings, such as chopped onions, chutney or other dips and condiments. :) Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or overnight - you can choose the amount of time.;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fire up the barbecue.
  2. While the coals are still very ot, cook the aubergines whole until the skin is blackened and the flesh soft, then leave to cool in a bowl.(Alternatively cook the aubergines in a very hot oven for 20 mins or char on a hot griddle pan.).
  3. Peel off the charred skin and chop the flesh; tip into a food processor with the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, chilli, coriander, red pepper flakes, to taste and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Blend until smooth tip into a bowl, and drizzle with more olive oil; check for seasoning again.
  5. For a chunkier dip, the aubergine, garlic and chilli can be chopped by hand and mixed with other ingredients.
  6. Place uncooked poppadums one at a time over very hot coals and watch as they blister and contort in front of you.
  7. They only need about 30 secs on each side - just use a pair of thongs to turn them over when crisp and lightly charred.