Try this recipe for baba ghanoj, then check out more of Imad's Syrian recipes such as Syrian chicken, Syrian falafel and muhammara, plus these Syrian-inspired barazek shortbreads. Also browse our collection of Middle Eastern meze recipes for the perfect feast platter.


  • 2 large aubergines
  • cloves crushed to make 1 tsp garlic
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt
  • a drizzle pomegranate molasses
  • a drizzle olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • thyme leaves, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Prick small holes in the aubergines with a fork. Grill them on a charcoal grill until softened, blistered and blackened all over, or roast them in the oven at 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 for 45 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Peel the blackened skins off the aubergines under cold running water, and remove the stalks. Put the aubergine flesh in a large bowl with the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, yogurt and 1 tsp salt. Mix thoroughly to combine.

  • STEP 3

    Drizzle with the molasses and olive oil, and scatter over the pomegranate seeds and thyme leaves to serve.

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