Halim Bademjan Recipe | Persian Eggplant and Lentil
Halim Eggplant is one of the original and old Iranian dishes made with various ingredients. Of course, you can also serve this delicious dish as an appetizer.
|Ingredients for four people|
|Basmati rice||100 g|
|Brown lentils||100 g|
|Liquid curd||100 g|
|dried mint||2 tbsp|
|Black Pepper||1.5 tsp|
|Vegetable oil||6 tbsp|
Halim Bademjan Instructions
Peel one of the onions and finely chop it, then place a pan over medium heat and add a tablespoon of oil. Add onion and Saute for 3 minutes.
Add the beef with half a spoon of black pepper and turmeric to the pot and Saute for another 5 minutes. Add five glasses of boiling water and let the meat cook for 2 hours.
Peel the eggplants and cut them into thin slices. Put a pan on heat and add two tablespoons of oil, then add the eggplants and fry both sides.
Wash the rice and lentils, pour them with two glasses of water into a separate pot, and put on heat to cook for an hour.
After 2 hours, take the beef out of the pot and chop it finely. Strain the remaining water from cooking the meat and set it aside.
Finely chop the remaining two onions. Finely chop the garlic cloves, put a pan on heat and add two tablespoons of oil.
Add the chopped onion to the pan and Saute for 5 to 7 minutes until golden, then remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the chopped garlic and Saute for one to two minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside. Turn off the heat under the pan, add the dried mint and Saute for 30 seconds.
Pour a glass of water left over from cooking beef into a saucepan. Put the rice, lentils, and eggplant in a blender and mix until smooth, then add to the pot.
Add half the Sauteed onion, Sauteed garlic, and Sauteed mint. Add the chopped beef, salt, remaining oil, black pepper, and turmeric, then place the pot on medium heat and let the food cook for 30 minutes.
After the water in the pot has evaporated, add the liquid curd and mix the ingredients. Finally, pour the Halim Bademjan into the desired dish and garnish with the remaining Sauteed onion, Sauteed garlic, and Sauteed mint.
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