Sunday, January 11, 2009

Eggplant Stew with Tomatoes (Domatesli Patlican)

2 eggplants, washed and peeled
2 tomatoes, diced / 1 ½ cups diced tomato in a can
1 big onion, chopped
1 tsp tomato paste (optional)
1 green pepper, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp basil (optional)
½ cup hot water

Cut the eggplants in cubes and place into a bowl covered with water. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse and drain.
In a pot, sauté onions with olive oil. Then stir in tomato paste (optional) and peppers. Saute them over medium heat and then stir in eggplants. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Finally add salt, hot water, basil and tomatoes. Do not stir, just leave tomatoes on top and cover the lid. Cook for 20-25 minutes over low heat till eggplants are tender.
Sprinkle black pepper on top and stir.
Serve Eggplant Stew with Tomatoes warm or cool, with yogurt or cacik as you like.

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2 patlican, yikanip soyulmus
2 domates, kup seklinde dogranmis/ 1 ½ su bardagi domates konservesi1 buyuk sogan, dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi domates salcasi (istege bagli)
3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 tatli kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber
1 cay kasigi feslegen (istege bagli)

Patlicanlari kup kup dograyin ve ici su dolu bir kapta 15-20 dakika bekletin. Sonra durulayin ve suyunu suzun.
Tencereye zeytinyagi ve soganlari koyup, pembelesene dek kavurun. Domates salcasini ve biberleri ilave edin (istege bagli). Orta ateste biraz kavurduktan sonra patlicanlari ilave edin ve 3-4 dakika kavurun. Son olarak tuz, sicak su, feslegen ve domatesleri ilave edin. Karistirmadan oylece birakin, tencerenin kapagini kapatip kisik ateste 20-25 dakika patlicanlar yumusayana dek pisirin.
Pistikten sonra uzerine karabiber serpin ve Domatesli Patlicani karistirip sicak ya da soguk servis yapin. Yaninda yogurt ya da cacik ile servis edebilirsiniz.

Ana Sayfaya Don


Allison said...


I made your eggplant stew... I found it a little bland, and that the eggplant came out a bit undercooked. Any suggestions on how to fix these problems?


turkishfoodandrecipes said...

You may either increase the cooking time or cut the eggplants smaller to get them fully cooked. In fact, they should be very soft.
Also you may try using more tomatoes for a better flavor.
Hope this helps!


Anonymous said...

I use several cloves of garlic when cooking the onion then whilst simmering all the ingredients add a sprinkle of sugar and a good squeeze of lemon juice