Mualle is originally from southeastern Turkey. It’s a simple, everyday recipe that takes a while to cook, but doesn’t have any fancy ingredients. The basis is eggplant and lentils, tomatoes, peppers and a few spices. Only pomegranate syrup may not be found in a supermarket in this country, but in a specialized store. You can replace it with cranberry syrup or a mixture of lemon juice and maple syrup. It is only important that your Mualle gets a sweet-sour and fruity note.
Advice: You can also Make your own pomegranate syrup.
You can prepare mualle in the oven or on the stove:
- For the oven, you need an ovenproof dish with a lid, such as a baking dish.
- If you are braising mualle on the stovetop, keep the temperature low. Otherwise, the stew could burn. If necessary, you must stir or add a little water in between. If necessary, the cooking time can be shortened – the mualle is ready when the eggplants are soft.
The best time for Mualle is mid to late summer when fresh aubergines, tomatoes and peppers are locally sourced. If possible, buy ingredients with the organic seal to support sustainable agriculture without artificial fertilizers and chemical-synthetic pesticides.
Advice: With Mualle you can add rice, couscous or flatbread and one (vegan) yogurt sauce pass.
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