Monday, October 18, 2010

Baba Ganoush With Sfeeha( Meat Pie)

Baba ganoush and Sfeeha are traditional Middle eastern recipes. I know you might wonder by looking at my bread why it looks like this. Actually sfeeha is a meat pie, made in bread dough stuffed with meat, it usually has folds in the side, since I didn't give a proper fold, when the bread raised, stuffed meat became like a topping. So yeah it became a cross between pizza and pie.
Baba Ganoush is also well known Middle eastern dip. You can serve this pitta bread, tortilla or even normal bread. Baba Ganoush is made with mashed eggplant and different seasonings.
Baba Ganoush




Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves:2
Ingredients:
Eggplant- 1
Yogurt- 3 tbsp
Tahini- 1 tbsp
Lemon juice- juice of 1 medium sized lemon
Garlic- 3 cloves grated
Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Parsley or coriander leaves- 1 tbsp chopped
Salt as required
Method:
Preheat the oven to 250 degree celsius. Slice the eggplant into half, drizzle with olive oil. Roast it in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the skin looks blackened. Take out the eggplant, scoop the middle out, put it in a blender along with the other ingredients except parsley and blend it to smooth. Serve it in a bowl by sprinkling some parsley and drizzled with olive oil.
You can store the baba ganoush in a clean box for up to 1 week in your refrigerator.

Sfeeha( Meat Pie)




Preparation Time: 45 minutes( for dough and the filling)
Cooking Time: 1 hour( For the bread and the filling)+ rising time for the dough
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
For the dough:
White Bread Flour- 300 g/ 12 oz
Dried yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
Warm water- 120 ml / 5 oz( adjust accordingly when making the dough)
Sugar- 1 tsp
Olive oil- 2 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
For the filling:
Minced meat- 200 g/ 8 oz
Paprika powder- 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Green pepper- 1 chopped
Onion- 1 chopped
Tomato paste- 2 tbsp
Olive oil- 1/2 tbsp
Salt as required
Method:
For the dough:
Mix all the dough ingredients to make it into a smooth dough. Place the dough in a clean oiled bowl and cover with a cling film, leave it in a warm place to rise for about 1 to 2 hours. Meanwhile prepare the filling.
Prepare the filling or topping:
Heat the oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste and onion. Fry it till the onion becomes transparent. Then add the meat, paprika powder and salt. Mix it well, cover the pan, keep the heat in medium and cook till the meat is completely cooked. Add the chopped green pepper, keep the pan opened and cook till all the water dries out. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
Prepare the bread:


Take the raised dough, punch the air back. Divide the dough into 7 to 8 balls. Grease a 23 cm loose bottomed round tin. Place the balls in the pan leaving some space, flatten each ball with your fingers. Mix the filling with the tomato paste and keep the filling in the middle of each round. Cover the pan loosely with cling film and allow it to rise for another 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.
Bake the bread for about 30 minutes.
Serve the bread warm with salad, yogurt, babaganoush or hummus.
Sfeeha and Babaganoush goes to Taste Of  Lebanon- Monthly Mingle hosted by Dirty Kitchen Secrets started by Meeta.
Sfeeha goes to Yeast spotting, Babaganoush goes to my own event Any One Can Cook .

42 comments:

Rumana Rawat said...

Delicious one.. i love it:)

Suhaina said...

Marvelous breath taking recipe. I was looking through ur wonderful pictures.. Wish u were my neighbour.. would drop in daily, what u were baking.. he he hehe
Love it.. u have done a perfect job and the sfeeha looks very very yummy. I really admire ur baking skills very much...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks very nice!!

Jaisy James said...

wow looks yummy dear

Satya said...

heard a lot about baba ganoush ,looks wonderful n ur sfeeha too ...nice names :)

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Suja Sugathan said...

Wonderful recipe..looks so yummy,love it..thanks for sharing dear.

vrinda said...

Eggplant dish is very new to me..liked a lot,bookmarked...

G.Pavani said...

awesome recipes dear...both of them look delicious..

Angie's Recipes said...

BOth are new to me...but I love them, esp. the sfeeha. Mouthwatering.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

luks very nice,too gud photography!

Nandini said...

Wow! Both dishes are mind-blowing! I love the meat pie especially! Both look flavourful and yummy!

Nitha said...

thats a delicious one.. loved it..

Lav said...

Delicious and yummmm....

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Rachana said...

I really like the name "Baba Ganoush" sounds so interesting :-) Loved your clicks!

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful pics..looks fabulously yummy!!!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

drooling over your meat pie, beautiful pictures!

asiya omar said...

baba ganoush looks perfect,i use to make this(muthapal) always,meat pie is really nice . iam wondering after seeing your baked recipes.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious dishes

Nithya said...

Lovely post. Your clicks are too good :)

Yummy Team said...

I had been planning to make baba ganoush sometime. Cant wait to try it after seeing your pics. It looks really yum!! and the sfeeha looks amazingly delicious...Great pictures!!

Priya said...

Both baba ganoush and sfeeha looks absolutely stunning and delicious..

aipi said...

Baba ganoush is our favorite..looks really nice..the meat pie looks great too!

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Jay said...

Wow..this recipe sounds very interesting...great joy dear..

Tasty Appetite

Krishnaveni said...

love both recipes, looks tempting and beautiful

Aparna S Mallya said...

Tasty and wonderful dishes!

Mina Joshi said...

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Mina

sonu said...

had baba ganoush once in dubai..but ur's look absolute beauty..delicious !

sonu said...

had baba ganoush once in dubai..but ur's look absolute beauty..delicious !

NIDHYA said...

Delicious combo..Am a great fan of baba ganoush..sure will try it.. bookmarked.

Aaha Oho

Amritha Kalyani said...

baba ganoush looks perfect. love it.

harini-jaya said...

nice presentation..btw, there is a tag award at our blog, pl collect it and pass on..

Bergamot said...

this is fabulous... especially the bread

Sushma Mallya said...

You do all the bakes so perfectly...love each of your unique creations...

Sweet Artichoke said...

Yum! Baba ganoush & hummus is one of my favourite starters!

Paaka Shaale said...

The babaganoush looks so yhummy!! You've presented it so well :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What an unusual name! But I bet it tasted yummy by looking at the pictures
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Peanutts said...

yumm, babaganoush looks tempting. meat pie looks interesting

Dimah said...

Fabulous job!! it looks fantastic!

Sulagna said...

Wow these are amazing...Delicious !!

Biny Anoop said...

Gr8 recipe..its so welcoming....u know wat u r doing.dat pic say it all.......gr8 job....keep it up....proud to be on ur followers list.
Biny

Sasa said...

You're in Germany! I'm a Kiwi in Austria actually. Lovely pictures, gotta love a good bread and dip for relaxed meals.

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

You did a great job here. I make babagoush often but haven't tried the sfeeha :)

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