Home / Azerbaijan / Eggplant khurush

Eggplant khurush

Eggplant khurush
Eggplant roasting has special place in Azerbaijan cuisine and very tasty with roasted meat and eggplant.

Eggplant roasting is one of the delicious Azerbaijan meal. Primarily real xurush is prepared with eggplant.

Preparation time: 40 min
Cooking time: 90 min
Serves: 4-5


  • 3 small-sized eggplants
  • 1 onion
  • 100 g/4 oz mutton (beef also acceptable)
  • lemon acid
  • a few sprigs of yellow root
  • salt & pepper


  • Melted butter or vegetable oil If eggplant is thick then clean stalk. If eggplant is thin you can save stalk (but clean “leaves” only save stalk).
  • Rinse eggplant and cut white stripes from 4 sides. Incise all sides and rub with salt. Leave aside for few hours to remove bitterness.
  • Rinse, dry eggplant and fry in oil.
  • Cut meat in 3×3 cm cubes. Put into pot, add some water and undercook it. Don’t forget adding salt. Collect the scum.
  • Cut onions in circles and fry. Onion should be “dead” and transparent. Add meat and fry onions golden. Mix periodically because meat should also fry well.
  • Lay eggplants on meat. Put a teaspoon lemon acid, 0,5 spoon yellow root, salt and boiled water into a cup. As this melt in water pour it on roasting. Decrease heat. Cover roasting and mix eggplants periodically without damaging it. Acid mixture must be mixed with dish. Khurush served with pilaf.

About Farid