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Brinjal(Baingan) – 1
Tahini or sesame seed (til) paste – ¼ cup
Garlic (Lehsun) – 2 cloves, finely chopped
Parsley (Ajmooda)/ Coriander (Dhaniya) – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice (Nimboo ka ras) – 2 tbsp
Sea salt – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder (Lal Mirchi) – 1 tbsp
Olive (Jaitun)/ veg oil(Tel) – ¼ cup
Olive oil(Jaitun ka tel),for roasting- 2 tbsps
Step 1 – Cut brinjal into 4 halves. Do not peel. Rub each slice with approximately 2 tbsp olive oil, sea salt and sprinkle garlic cloves on each piece, coating them completely.
Step 2 – Place the brinjal slices on a baking tray (layered with a tsp of oil) and put in the oven to roast for 15 minutes at 200 degrees. Once roasted, scoop out the roasted part from the peel.
Step 3 – In a mixer, combine roasted brinjal slices, remaining garlic cloves, tahini paste, lemon juice, sea salt. While mixing, pour ¼ cup olive oil simultaneously and blend till it becomes a smooth paste.
Step 4 – Sprinkle red chilli powder, chopped coriander and pour little olive oil before serving.
Usually served with flat bread (Pita), Kulcha or naan.