Fried eggplant is featured in dishes
of many different cuisines.
In Spanish cuisine
, this dish takes the form of a tapa
. In the province of Córdoba
it is usually made with honey.
Fried eggplant ( tr|Patlıcan kızartma
) is found in Turkish cuisine
. It is such a common dish during summer months that this season used to be called (fried eggplant months)
in Ottoman Istanbul
, where this generalized frying caused huge fires and destroyed entire mahalle
s due to the abundance of old wooden houses.
The dish is usually eaten with a garlic yogurt
or tomato sauce
File:Karışık Kızartma.jpg|Patlıcan kızartma being prepared for service within a ''karışık'' (mixed) kızartma tray
and Israeli cuisine
s, fried eggplant is typically served with a tahini
sauce. In Israel, it is used to make sabich
: a popular sandwich of fried eggplant and hard boiled egg in a pita
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In India, fried eggplant is also known as ‘Brinjal phodi‘ or ‘Vangyache kaap‘ in the Konkani language. It is shallow fried eggplant slices. Typically, this recipe is a Konkani and Maharashtrian dish. It is very much similar to Begun bhaja recipe from Bengali cuisine.
* List of eggplant dishes
Category:Middle Eastern cuisine