Gamarjoba, gourmets! We are going back to the delicious dishes of mountain Georgia. We are preparing ajapsandali on a budget and quickly today.
Ajapsandali in Georgian.
Ajapsandali or ajapsandal is a dish of Caucasian cuisine. It is prepared in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and can also be found in Turkey. Ajapsandali is an incredibly delicious dish with a small amount of calories in addition. The basis of the dish is eggplant. We fry them in a frying pan, but initially the shepherds fried them on an open fire, made eggplant paste and added spices. This paste was called ajap. In the modern version of the dish, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and sometimes potatoes are added.
Spices for ajapsandali.
The spice set is very simple:
red hot pepper
To give an even more authentic taste, we added ground coriander and suneli hops. So slightly enhanced the aroma and taste of ajapsandali.
How to cook ajapsandali?
Cooking this dish is very simple. It is advisable to use fresh products. Cut into large pieces the main vegetables: eggplant and bell pepper. Finely chop the onion, garlic, herbs. Tomatoes are finely chopped or ground into puree. Fry all the ingredients in olive oil with spices.