BADIMJAN BORANI (Vegetable Ragu)
Borani (accent on the last syllable) – very healthy and easy to make Azerbaijani-style vegetarian dish.
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Ingredients for 2 servings:
1 green bell pepper
½ bunch of cilantro
2 gloves of garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Wash all the vegetables and herbs.
Peel the skin off of the potatoes, onion, tomatoes and eggplants, and chop them into small cubes (don’t mix them together).
Remove the seeds from the pepper, and cut it into small cubes.
Fry the onion in a saucepan until it is lightly golden.
Place a layer of chopped peppers on the onion.
Followed by a layer of chopped tomatoes.
Then a layer of chopped eggplants.
On top, place a layer of chopped potatoes and cover your saucepan with a lid.
Sauté (simmer) over low heat.
As soon as juice begins to come out of the vegetables (if your tomatoes are not juicy enough, add ½ cup of water into saucepan), season with salt and pepper to your taste, add chopped garlic, and gently mix everything together.
Simmer until the potatoes are fully cooked.
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve hot or cold.
Bon Appétit! Enjoy!
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