Eggplant Koresh

Image Hosted by

Eggplant Koresh or Khoresh-e Bademjan is a Persian dish,  another one of my favorite dish found in cookbook “A Taste of Persia” sent by my dear foodie buddy, Fitri. Thanks a looooottt, luv!!! I have certain fascination with eggplant dish, which I think absolutely yummy in stews and grilling. 

This one is quite easy to make. Although it would be even better if we had the right kind of bread, but that focaccia bread we had was not too bad either. Actually the dish itself is quite filling already with all the eggplants.


* 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
* 4 cloves garlic, crushed
* small strip boneless chicken
* 1 tsp cracked black pepper
* 1/2 tsp ground saffron threads
  dissolved in 4 tsp hot water
* 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
* 6 pcs tomatoes chopped
* 1 cup unripe grapes or 4tbs lime juice
* 3 medium eggplants, peeled & sliced
* egg whites, beaten
* cherry tomatoes, roasted for garnish
* green peppers, roasted for garnish

Cooking Directions:
1.) Stir fry onions + garlic until transluscent
2.) Add chicken strips, cook until golden brown
3.) Add salt, pepper, saffron & turmeric
4.) Stir in tomatoes, unripe grapes/lime juice. Simmer for 15 mnts
5.) In the mean time, fry eggplants slices in separate skillet
    dip into egg whites to reduce oil absorbed while frying
    set aside
7.) Roast/grilled cherry tomatoes & green peppers for garnish
8.) Preheat oven 350 F. Transfer chicken & sauce into a deep
    casserole dish/pan. Arrange eggplant.
9.) Cover & bake for 30 mnts. Remove cover, bake for 15 mnts
8.) Serve with roasted vegetables on top as garnish

Image Hosted by

Link to more postings



  Fearless Kitchen wrote @

If the Taste of Persia book you received is the same as the one on my shelf, enjoy! The author is probably my favorite cookbook author. This dish looks wonderful – we’ve been eating a lot of eggplant this summer, and this looks like another fun way to serve it.

  pixen wrote @

ahhh haaaaa… so far i can’t find Persian cookbook over here but this recipe is a starter! Definitely, I will try this dish. My hubby loves eggplants too and he’s into spicy and hot cuisine unlike his European friends.

And you know what? I got a pack of green chillies like the ones in your photo, yipeeee! Another reason a must try 😀 Geeeshhhh, I’m hungry now LOL…

Stay cool! Cheers..


  fitri wrote @

haaaaaaaaah ?? dia loh di kasih cabe.. mantaaf … heheheh.. gue malah blom posting lagi.. tungguin koresh yang ala gue ya mak.. ;p

  barefootster wrote @

@ mak Fitri: nah loooooh, emang gw tuh pengen yang aneh-aneh. Gw cobain kok rada kurang nendang ya, eh ditambain roasted cabe ijo gitu, baunya neeeekkk … manteeebbbb

@ Pixen: whoooaaa, another eggplant lovers :-))) actually that roasted green chilis are not part of the recipe, but it gave a nice touch of spiciness to the dish

@ Fearless Kitchen: yes, Najmieh Batmangliej, I think you mentioned about it before. We probably have the same book 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: