Baked Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce (Boryani)

Author: Canadian Living

Sweet tomato sauce and garlic-spiced yogurt top eggplant in this succulent vegetarian dish.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004

Ingredients

  • 3 eggplants
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 can diced tomato drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Yogurt Sauce:
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Balkan-style plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

Method

Yogurt Sauce: On cutting board and using side of knife, mash garlic with salt until in smooth paste. In bowl, whisk yogurt, garlic paste and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the thyme. Set aside. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Cut eggplants into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds; arrange in single layer on foil-lined rimmed baking sheets. In small bowl, whisk 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the oil with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each of the salt and pepper; brush over eggplant. Broil about 8 inches (20 cm) from heat and turning once, until softened, browned and edges are wrinkled, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; fry onion until golden, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and remaining salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is evaporated and spoon drawn through sauce leaves gap, about 8 minutes.

Arrange half of the eggplant in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish; top with 1 cup (250 mL) of the tomato sauce. Top with remaining eggplant then remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the parsley. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until bubbly, about 25 minutes. To serve, pour yogurt sauce over eggplant. Sprinkle with remaining thyme and parsley.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 556 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 169.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 27.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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