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Borani Banjan Recipe (Afghan Eggplants with Tomato, Yogurt and Garlic Sauce)

Updated on April 6, 2018

Borani Banjan Recipe

3.7 stars from 33 ratings of Borani Banjan

Borani Banjan

Borani Banjan is one of the most popular dish from Afghanistan. Like many Afghan dishes, Borani Banjan is mild yet full of flavor. It is made of eggplants, tomatoes, garlic and spices and served with yogurt sauce. Borani Banjan is served as a main dish or a side dish. It is usually served with flat bread but is also delicious with white Basmati rice.

Borani Banjan
Borani Banjan
Yogurt and Garlic Sauce
Yogurt and Garlic Sauce

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 4 to 6 People

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Eggplants
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, ground
  • Dried Mint, for garnish
  • Cayenne Pepper, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt

Eggplant Instructions

  1. Slice the eggplants into half inch slices. Liberally salt each side of the eggplant slices.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, heat oil over a medium heat. Fry the eggplants until golden brown but still firm in the center. Place the eggplants onto a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  3. In a separate sauce pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and fry until golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes, paprika, turmeric and salt. Cook until tomato is completely softened (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  4. Add about 1/4 cup of water. Cover the pan and simmer on low heat for approximately ten minutes.

Yogurt Sauce Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix Greek yogurt, 1 clove of minced garlic, and salt.
  2. Store in the fridge until ready to serve

Serving Instruction

  1. Add a thin layer of the yogurt mixture onto a large serving plate. Place the eggplants on top and spread the tomato sauce evenly over the eggplants. Pour another layer of the yogurt mixture. Garnish with dried mint and cayenne pepper. Enjoy!

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    • TravelAfghanistan profile imageAUTHOR

      TravelAfghanistan 

      6 months ago

      Hi Pamela,

      Thanks for the tip. It’s also best to buy eggplants fresh and use them right away.

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      Pamela 

      6 months ago

      I think the eggplant taste better if I salt pieces both sides, let them set 20 minutes, rinse with cold water so as to limit the acidic taste

    • TravelAfghanistan profile imageAUTHOR

      TravelAfghanistan 

      7 months ago

      You spread the tomato sauce over the fried eggplants during assembly when you're ready to serve.

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      Val R. 

      2 years ago

      I can't wait to try this. When does the eggplant come together with the tomato sauce? When cooking the sauce! Or during assembly?

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