Baba ganoush with dukka and flatbreads recipe

aubergine recipes Sep 28, 2022
  • Serves 8
  • 45 mins preparation (plus rising time), 2 hrs cooking
  • 458 calories/serving


For the baba ghanoush

  • Six aubergines
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Four garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • One lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp mint, chopped
  • 50ml (2fl oz) olive oil
  • 40g pomegranate seeds

For the dukkah

  • 50g (2oz) almonds
  • 50g (2oz) hazelnuts
  • 50g (2oz) sesame seeds
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) coriander seeds
  • 30g cumin seeds
  • 10g (1/2oz) nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the flatbreads

  • 450g (14 1/2oz) plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 110ml (3 3/4fl oz) groundnut oil, plus about 3 tsp extra for frying


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, and fan 180°C. Put the aubergines in a large roasting tin and rub them with olive oil. Prick with a fork and bake for 1 hr.
  2. Prepare the flatbreads. Sift the flour, baking powder, and 2 tsp salt into a large bowl.
  3. Add the oil and 150 ml (1/4 pint) warm water and mix until you have a tacky, but not sticky, dough. Tip onto a floured surface and knead for 10 mins until smooth.
  4. Place into a clean bowl and cover with cling film. Leave in a warm place for an hour.
  5. While the dough is rising and the aubergines are cooking, prepare the duck. In a dry pan, heat the almonds and hazelnuts for 4-5 mins or until lightly toasted. Set aside.
  6. Dry fry the sesame, coriander, and cumin seeds for 30 secs or until fragrant.
  7. Whizz the nuts in a food processor until finely chopped and put them into a bowl with the nigella seeds and sea salt.
  8. In a pestle and mortar, pound the sesame, coriander, and cumin seeds to break them up.
  9. Add these to the nuts and combine. Set aside.
  10. When the aubergines are tender, remove them from the oven and leave them to cool slightly before peeling off the skin and cutting off the top.
  11. Place the aubergine flesh, garlic, tahini, lemon, and 1/2 tsp salt in a food processor and whizz until nearly smooth. Remove, taste for seasoning, and set aside.
  12. Knock back the flatbread dough and divide it into 12 pieces.
  13. Roll out each piece into a rough circle until they are as thin as possible (around about 1mm). To cook, drizzle a little oil in a frying pan, then heat on medium flame and cook the flatbreads one at a time for 2 mins on each side.
  14. They should go slightly golden and bubble in places. Add a little more oil as necessary as you cook each bread.
  15. When you’ve cooked them all, wrap the hot flatbreads in a tea towel to keep them soft.
  16. When the flatbreads are all cooked, mix the chopped herbs into the baba ganoush.
  17. Present this on a wide serving dish, drizzle with the olive oil and scatter with pomegranate seeds.
  18. Serve the baba ganoush with the flatbread and the dukkah sprinkled on top.

Tip: You can also cook the aubergines on the BBQ for a delicious smoky taste. Prick with a fork, wrap with a double layer of foil and cook on the BBQ on medium/high heat for 10-15 mins, occasionally turning, until the aubergines are tender when pierced with a sharp knife.


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