This savoury recipe with a smoky flavour was submitted by Marjaneh Ghafari. It is quite versatile and can be served as either an appetiser or main dish.



(4 Servings)

8-10 eggplants 

10 garlic cloves

4 eggs 

4 tomatoes 

2 tbs oil

50 g butter

1 tsp salt

1 tsp turmeric 

1/2 tsp black pepper


Grill the eggplants  on fire (stove top or BBQ or Charcoal)

When ready set them aside and cover with paper towels or with a clean towel. The skin comes off easier this way.

When cooled peel.

Chop finely with a knife.

Fry the chopped eggplant with the oil then add the garlic and turmeric, after 15 – 20 minutes try to mash the garlic then add the chopped tomatoes (peel the tomatoes before adding)

Add salt, pepper and butter and fry till excess of water is gone.

Beat eggs well with a fork and fry separately until half-cooked. Add to eggplants, mix and fry further for 1-2 minutes.

Serve with Iranian style bread or rice.

The story behind the recipe

Mirzaa Ghasemi is a funny name for a dish. Literally, Mirzaa Ghasemi means "Mr.Ghasemi" which is very strange name for a dish! Anyway this funny named dish can take me to my hometown and bring back many good memories from my childhood.

The taste is smoky and a little bit salty which reminds me of the Caspian Sea and the smell of fire which is made every evening when people make fire in their fireplaces. I am sure this dish would evoke lots of beautiful memories for anyone who tried this dish even once!