29 Jan 2014

Eggplants with Nuts Georgian Style - Step by Step

I love eggplants! Originally i come from south of Russia and there it's a very popular product. South-russian cuisine has also a pretty strong Caucasian influence. In my family we cooked a lot with Georgian spices. I was surprised that my European friends loved the dishes with Caucasian taste. 
Here I share with you one of the hits, which is also totally vegan! (hey, Frank ;)
See the step-by-step recipe below...   

For a small plate like on the picture we need:
  • 1 eggplant 
  • 2 onions
  • about 100-150 nuts. Originally it's walnut but i use almond as well
  • some broth
  • oil
  • and IMPORTANT - georgian spices! Here is "Khmeli-Suneli" Wiki know even the recipe of it! Click here. And you can order in online even by amazon.
Lets start. It's really easy, no chance to f*ck it up... =)
Cut onion into really small pieces, fry it until transparent and a bit yellow, but not brown! Add the nuts. 

They supposed to be finely ground. Stir everything.

Add the broth and stir. Let it cook for couple of minutes. 

Add Khmeli-Suneli and stir. Ready. Put aside.

Fry the eggplants till they get really brown.

Now bring the ingridients together. You may roll it oder just put the filling inside the slice of an eggplant like on the picture.

Bon Appetit! 

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