Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Baba ghanouj

Baba ghanouj or baba ghanouj, or baba ghanoush, or baba ganouj is a dish of mashed potato eggplant and sesame seed paste has an Arabic name that means spoiled father.

According to Middle Eastern food lore, it alludes to an elderly, toothless father – or baba – whose daughter had to mash his food because he wasn’t able to chew it.

This dish was famous in the Islamic golden times; the name came out of Syria and Lebanon later.

Baba ghanouj has been listed in restaurants in Western countries as ‘eggplant caviar’ and sometimes a thick dip or spread celled eggplant caviar is made with pureed, roasted eggplant, opinion, olive oil, and seasonings. 

Eggplant originated in Southeast Asia more than 4000 years ago. Large fruited varieties came from India, and smaller fruited forms from China.
Baba ghanouj