Mirza Ghassemi

Course Hors d'oeuvre
Place of origin Iran
Region or state Northern Iran (Gilan)
Main ingredients Aubergine (Eggplant), garlic, tomato, turmeric, oil or butter, salt, pepper, eggs
Variations Kadoo-Qasemi
Cookbook: Mirza-Qasemi  Media: Mirza-Qasemi

Mirza Ghassemi (Persian: میرزاقاسمی, Mirzā-Ghāsemi) is a Northern Iranian (originally from Gilan province) appetizer or main based on tandoori or grilled aubergine (eggplant), distinct to the Caspian Sea region.[1]

The spelling of the name of this dish varies in English and can include; Mirza Ghasemi, Mirza Qasemi.

The dish consists of aubergines seasoned with garlic, tomato, turmeric, oil or butter, salt and pepper bound together with eggs.[2] It can be prepared as a casserole dish,[2] and is usually served with bread or rice. The variant made with zucchini instead of aubergine is called Kadoo Ghassemi.

See also


  1. "Mirza Ghasemi, the recipe of one of my favorite dishes from Iran". Chasing The Unexpected. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  2. 1 2 Ramazani, N. (1974). Persian Cooking: A Table of Exotic Delights. Iranbooks. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-936347-77-6.
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