eggplant meal

How to make Eggplant Meal

Eggplant meal is one of the popular Iranian foods which can be canned as pleasant to most people. In this article, we aim to get familiar with how to make it at home.

Ingredients for four people

  • 4 medium-sized eggplants
  • 1/4 cup of sunflower oil
  • Two medium-sized onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper

Steps to make eggplant meal

First step: cut the eggplants in two halves horizontally and grill them.  You can also boil them in water, grill or boil them depends on your taste.

Second step: stir fry the chopped onions in oil for 5 min and add salt to it. Add tomato paste to the onion and stir fry the mixture in oil for another 15 min.

Third step: peel the well cooked and smooth flesh and put it into the pan to keep cool. Then smash the eggplant well.

Fourth step: put the eggplants with onion and tomato paste mixture in a pan. Add water to the mixture and boil it over the heat. Then, put the lid on it and let the mixture boil for one hour.

Fifth step: In this step, your eggplant meal is ready but it may be quite watery. In this case, take the lid off, crank up the heat, and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.

Sixth step: your eggplant meal is ready and you can serve it with rice or bread.

It is not very difficult to cook eggplant meal at home but it is not always possible to access to high-quality ingredients throughout the year.  For this reason, we recommend you to use ChinChin eggplant meal which has been made of the best quality handpicked ingredients.

In addition, since ChinChin canned eggplant meal is produced under fully pasteurized, hygienic and standard conditions and has an expiration date of 2 years; it is not practically possible to provide such condition at home.