If there's one thing that we can all agree on, it's that the Eggplant Kabob is very filling. It's perfect for big family gatherings and long nights. This Eggplant Kabob recipe will keep you satisfied ,full, and happy! It's the perfect fusion of flavorful eggplants and a savory red sauce!
You're in for a Treat !
Why We Love The Eggplant Kabob!
There's no better meal than the delicious eggplant kabob. It's an eggplant stuffed with the best homemade kabob. I added the perfect seasoning and paired it up with specific ingredient and topped with red sauce! The Eggplant Kabob is baked in the oven until the sauce thickens. Everything is then cooked to perfection.
Eggplants deserve a lot of appreciation! They're these round, juicy vegetables that contain all these beneficial nutrients. This purple vegetable may not be used in all your everyday meals, but it is definitely worth working it into your menu! Spongy on the inside and firm on the outside, this plant carries a bitter taste that is perfect for meat-based meals. However, different people call them different names.
Eggplants or Aubergines?
The British call them Aubergines, and Indians, in addition to various English speakers in Asia, call them Brinjauls or Brinjals. Regardless of what your culture calls these delicate plants, we can all agree that eggplants are used to make a huge number of tasteful dishes that are irresistible!
It's All About the Kabob Sauce!
I usually make this dish during the winter because it's best to serve when hot. The rice and the stuffed eggplants go perfectly together when the eggplant is oozing with the sauces of the kabob, and this can only be achieved when the eggplant has been cooked over high heat, eventually forcing the yummy kabob sauces to shoot out of the eggplants!
Everyday cooking can get a little repetitive for many of us. This is why making a different dish once a while will help you unwind and get back in the game. The eggplant kabob is a very special dish that requires a lot of attention to details. You're making kabob, rice, and stuffing eggplants ALL at the same TIME, so get ready to hone all your cooking skills when making this flavorful meal. It's doable, but attention to details will guarantee that this dish will make everybody SWOON !
Tips and Tricks for the Best Eggplant Kabob
Cut these eggplants into very thin packets.
Use preferred eggplants for eggplant kabob; Chinese eggplants, Globe Eggplants, and Italian Eggplants work wonders for this recipe.
You can make some plain eggplants without the red sauce. Just bake them and then top them with a mixture of plain yogurt and garlic.
Remove the seeds of your eggplants if you want to reduce the flavor of bitterness.
The Eggplant Kabob is A Gourmet Meal
Eggplants are extremely versatile vegetables that can be chopped, sliced, or eaten whole, so pairing them with rice is only natural. Once these vegetables are stuffed with the spicy meat kabob, their gooey interior is reduced to this creamy mixture of meat and soft vegetables that make a delicious meal. It's interior is so soft, you'd think that these giant vegetables were made to be pureed.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can serve eggplant kabob with vermicelli rice or any rice of your choice. Also, it's recommended that you serve the eggplant kabob with homemade bread as well.
Use your preferred kind of eggplants: Chinese eggplants, Globe Eggplant, and Italian Eggplant work wonders for this recipe.
Eggplants taste best when you eat them right out of the oven! This ensures that the sauces are oozing.
Ingredients to Make the Eggplant Kabob and the Red Sauce
- medium-sized eggplants
- grated onions
- cloves of garlic
- finely chopped parsley
- ground beef
- pepper paste or tomato paste
- smoked paprika
- black pepper
- Vegeta seasonings.
- Salt to taste.
- hot water
- tomato paste
- Vegeta seasonings
- black pepper
- smoked paprika
- Salt to taste
- Parsley to sprinkle on top
- A drizzle of olive oil
You can garnish your dish with the vegetable of your choice . I always add parsley because it intensifies the taste of the eggplants and creates this balance between all the ingredients.
Just Do It!
Don't putt off making this dish because the minute you take in the fragrant smell of the kabobs and the eggplants, you will know EXACTLY know what I'm talking about. Eggplants stuffed with juicy meat in the form of kabob will be your new favorite thing!
More Like a Treat Meal !
How to Make this Flavorful Meal
The first step: Wash eggplants and cut their stems and ends off.
The second step: Cut the eggplants lengthwise (in the middle).
Third and final step: Place two objects (like a butter knife )on each side of eggplants and then proceed to cut them into very thin packets. (Watch the video of how I cut them).
Step 4: Place eggplants in water and add some salt to them to reduce the bitterness.
In a bowl, grate onion and garlic. Then add finely chopped parsley. Add ground beef, pepper paste, black peppers, smoked paprika, and Vegeta seasonings. Mix well until all are combined.
The Red Sauce
Add hot water to a bowl, then add tomato paste, smoked paprika, black pepper, and Vegeta seasonings. Use a whisk to make sure all ingredients are mixed well.
Finally, Stuff the Eggplants
Fill the eggplants with the kofta/ kabob and then place them in a baking dish. Add red sauce and drizzle some olive oil.
Bake in your preheated oven at (400 degrees F -200 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Enjoy it with vermicelli rice.
It's Easy and Quick!
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- 2 cups hot water
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 1 teapoon vegeta seasoning
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt to taste
- a drizzle of olive oil
- Parsley to sprinkle on top before serving
Get the eggplants ready;
- -Rinse eggplants and cut the stems and ends off .
- Slice the eggplants lengthwise (in the middle ).
- Place two objects( like a butter knife) on each side of eggplants and then proceed to cut them into very thin packets.
- Place eggplants in water and add some salt to it in order to remove the bitterness from the eggplants.
Directions to make kofta kebab:
- In a bowl, grate onion and garlic .Add finely chopped parsley, ground beef, pepper paste, black peppers, smoked paprika, and Vegeta seasonings. Mix well until all combined.
Directions to make the red sauce:
- Add hot water , tomato paste, smoked paprika, black pepper, and Vegeta seasonings to a bowl. Use a whisk to make sure all is combined.
Fill the eggplants:
- Fill the eggplants with the kofta kabob .Then place them in a baking dish. Add red sauce and drizzle some olive oil.
- Bake in your preheated oven at (400 degrees F -200 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top and enjoy it with vermicelli rice.
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don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave me a comment below!
I would love to hear about your experience with my recipes. Share it with me on Instagram.