|Region or state||Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Italy, Israel|
|Cookbook: Stuffed eggplants Media: Stuffed eggplants|
Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan
Eggplants are stuffed with meat (lamb or beef) and bulgur or rice but a bit distinctly than its neighbors because of a wider use of different flavors of the dish by region like tamarind, date, etc., also there is a wider use of spices than there is in Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan. The ingredients include eggplant, minced meat, rice, bulgur, onion, tomato paste, sumac, tamarind juice, lemon juice, date honey, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, tomato, parsley, mint, salt, black pepper and olive oil.
- Gosetti Della Salda, Anna (1967). Le ricette regionali italiane (in Italian). Milano: Solares.