Boranie Bademjan

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Persian eggplant yogurt Dip from .. My husband had this at a Persian restaurant and loved it. He then searched on Google and found this, so I made it for him .. It's really good! Times are estimated.



  • ¼ teaspoon powdered saffron, threads in (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons hot water (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon drained yogurt
  • fresh mint leaves


  1. Rinse, prick the eggplants and roast in a 350°F oven, turning frequently, for about 40 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Remove, place on a cutting board and let stand until cool enough to handle; peel the skin and chop the flesh.
  3. Transfer the flesh to a mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly, seasoning to taste.
  4. In the serving dish, garnish with saffron water, yogurt and mint leaves and serve hot or cold with pita.
  5. Can be made in advance and stored in refrigerator.