Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka | How to make Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka

By Dhara Shah  |  27th Jan 2017  |  
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  • Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka, How to make Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka
Mediterranean Eggplant Moussakaby Dhara Shah
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    25

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  • Serves

    4

    People

5

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About Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka Recipe

The recipe is adopted from the book 'Guilt-free Vegan', written by Nandini Gulati & Mala Barua! It's 100% guilt-free as its oil, sugar, gluten and dairy free which is pure veg and made Jain too! These crispy eggplants would never fail to impress whoever gets the taste of it, it's absolutely yumm!

The delicious and mouthwatering Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka. Dhara Shah shared Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka. Try this delicious Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Dhara Shah of Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka with other users

Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka

Ingredients to make Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka

  • tomato Milanese Sauce:
  • 5medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried/fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp crushed pepper
  • salt to taste
  • Savoury cashew Cream:
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for 3-4 hrs, drained
  • Water as required to get creamy consistency
  • salt to taste
  • Eggplant Moussaka Main Ingredients:
  • 2 large round eggplant, sliced into 3/4 cm thick rounds
  • 10-12 spinach leaves
  • 2 medium sized raw bananas, boiled, sliced into 1/2 cm rounds
  • 1 cup tomato milanese sauce
  • 1 cup savoury cashew cream
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup green olives

How to make Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka

  1. Tomato Milanese Sauce:
  2. Into nonstick pan, add tomatoes and allow them to cook for 10 minutes till the consistency forms a paste.
  3. Add pepper, oregano and salt to taste.
  4. Mix it well and keep it aside.
  5. Savoury Cashew Cream:
  6. Grind the cashews with a little salt and 1 tbsp water, or as needed to move the blades.
  7. Grind to a fine, smooth creamy paste.
  8. Keep it aside.
  9. Eggplant Moussaka Preparation:
  10. Sprinkle some salt over the eggplants and let ot rest for 30 minutes to release the excess water.
  11. Grill the eggplant slices on high heat, at 220 degrees, for 15 minutes on each side till it turns brown.
  12. Blanch the spinach leaves in hot water for 5 seconds till just wilted.
  13. In a serving dish, spread the eggplant slices to form the bottom layer.
  14. Now add a layer of sliced raw bananas and sprinkle some salt.
  15. Take wilted spinach and layer it next.
  16. Spread 1 tbsp of tomato milanese sauce followed by 1 tbsp of savoury cashew cream.
  17. Top it with another layer of eggplant.
  18. Repeat the process of layering as above ending with eggplant on top.
  19. Garnish the moussaka with little tomato milanese sauce, cashew cream, and some green olives.
  20. Serve hot as a snacks or side dish in your party menu, your guests would really impressed with presentation as well as taste without any guilt!

My Tip:

These crispy grilled eggplants could be used directly with mint curd also in that case, make mint curd and sprinkle some salt and pepper on crispy eggplants and serve hot as a appetizer!

Reviews for Mediterranean Eggplant Moussaka (2)

Andrea Srivastavaa year ago

Looks amazing dhara!
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Manisha Shuklaa year ago

Very nice recepie chosen
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