Stuffed Dried Eggplant with Olive Oil Recipe: Kuru Patlıcan Dolması

Stuffed Dried Eggplant with Olive Oil Recipe


25 dried eggplants
4 – 5 onions
3 bulbs of garlic
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
2 tablespoons of pepper paste
2 cups of rice
1 tea glass of olive oil
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
2 cups of hot water
Black pepper
Red pepper
Juice of 2 lemons


Boil the dried eggplants for 5 minutes until they are softened. Fry minced onions and garlic in 100ml (1 tea glass) olive oil to prepare the stuffing. When onions and garlic is softened, add the tomato paste, mix and keep cooking. Add the washed rice and 2 cups of hot water, spices, salt and sugar and cook until the water dries up.

Fill the prepared stuffing into the softened eggplants. Place the eggplants in the pot and sprinkle lightly with salt. Add boiling water over the eggplants and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes of cooking, add lemon juice and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve warm.