Saturday, April 30, 2011

Moutabel (Syria/Jordan/Lebanon) متبل الباذنجان

Moutabel (Syria/Jordan/Lebanon)

Moutabal is a spicy version of Baba Gonoush, It is popular in Lebanon,Syria and Jordan.


  • Brinjal  3 large size
  • Lemon Juice   2-3 tablespoon
  • Tahini  3-4 tablespoon
  • Olive oil   2 tablespoon
  • Garlic crushed 3 cloves
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies chopped 1-2
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Yoghurt beaten 2-3 tablespoon
  • Fresh Mint leaves chopped For garnish


  • Pierce Brinjal with the help of fork, Then grill over a flame till tender. Check tenderness by inserting fork in skin. It takes around 20-30 minutes.
  • Cut grilled Brinjal in two parts and scoop out flesh/pulp.
  • Add Tahini, Lemon juice, Olive oil, Garlic , salt, pepper, yoghurt, and cumin.  Then process in an electrical processor.
  • Moutabel  is ready. Garnish with Olive oil, Mint leaves and green Chillies . and serve with Pita bread/khubz.