Musakka – Turkish Eggplant and Tomato Stew

 

Musakka is a popular Mediterranean dish in which roasted or fried eggplant, peppers, tomatoes are slow cooked; it resembles to a stew or a casserole... Musakka is made differently in different countries. In Turkey, it is made into a stew. While in Greece, eggplant and cooked meat are layered, topped with a white sauce and baked. I've had Musakka at a Mediterranean restaurant and loved it, it was eaten with pita bread. This is a very flavorful and healthy vegetarian dish and can be served with rice or pita bread. Eggplants can be roasted in the oven or fried, which is then cooked along with onion, peppers and tomatoes. Chick peas can also be added to make this dish even more hearty and flavorful. Making Musakka Musakka - Turkish Eggplant and Tomato Stew   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 1 hour 15 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Mediterranean Serves: 5 People Ingredients Eggplant, cubed into large pieces

What you will need

Eggplant, cubed into large pieces- 1 large American eggplant or 4 Japanese eggplants

Onion, chopped- 1, large

Garlic, chopped- 2 large cloves

Green pepper, cut into 2 inch wedges- 1

Red pepper, cut into 2 inch wedges- 1

Tomatoes, diced- 1 large can or 3 large fresh tomatoes

Tomato paste- 4 tbsp

Paprika- 2 tsp

Ground cumin- 1 tsp

Ground pepper- ½ to 1 tsp

Salt- to taste

Olive oil- 4 tbsp

Parsley, chopped- ¼ cup

Sesame seeds- to garnish

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