Turkish stuffed eggplant (Karniyarik)

A very unique and tasty eggplant/stuffed baingan recipe from Turkey. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #Eggplant #TurkishFood

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  • Baingan (Eggplant) 1 kg
  • Namak (Salt) to sprinkle
  • Cooking oil 2 tbs
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 2 large
  • Lehsan (Garlic) chopped 1 & ½ tbs
  • Beef qeema (Mince) ½ kg
  • Paprika powder 1 tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch (Red chilli) crushed 1 tsp
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) chopped 3 large
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Water ½ Cup
  • Tomato paste 2 tbs
  • Cooking oil 1 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 5-6
  • Tamatar (Tomato) 1


Peel eggplants alternatively from the skin lengthways and slit from the center/middle lengthways.

In a bowl,add eggplants,sprinkle salt and rub evenly,cover and let it rest for 20 minutes.

Pat dry with kitchen tissue paper & set aside.

In a wok,add cooking oil and shallow fry eggplants on medium flame until golden brown.

Shallow fry all eggplants & set them aside.

In the same wok,add cooking oil,onion and mix well.

Add garlic,mix well and sauté until onions are translucent.

Add beef mince and mix well until it changes color.

Add paprika powder,cumin powder,salt,black pepper powder,red chilli crushed,mix well and cook for a minute.

Add tomatoes and mix well,cover and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes then cook on high flame for 4-5 minutes

Add fresh coriander,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes & set aside.

In a small bowl,add water,tomato paste,cooking oil,whisk well & set aside.

On a cast iron frying pan,arrange eggplants and stuffed with cooked mince.

On the top of each filled eggplant put green chillies.

Place tomatoes on the sides of the eggplants and pour tomato paste & oil mixture,cover and cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes.

Garnish with fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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