Mirza Ghasemi is a flavourful Persian eggplant and tomato dish, named after its creator Mohammed Ghasem Khan, the former ruler of Rasht and Iranian ambassador in Russia during the Qajar dynasty. This eggplant with saffron rice recipe is super easy to make and is a sure shot crowd pleaser.


Recipe Card: 

Ingredients Quantity
Eggplant 750 g
Garlic 15 g
Tomato 380 g
Egg 2 pcs
Saffron 1 tsp
Salt & pepper As required
Veg Oil As required
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Tomato paste 1 tsp
For Saffron Rice:
Rice 1 cup
Veg Oil 1 tbsp
Butter 1 tbsp
Saffron 1 tsp


Method of Preparation: 

  • Roast eggplants and chop them finely.
  • Blanch tomatoes and chop finely.
  • Sauté garlic with turmeric powder in veg oil.
  • Add eggplants and sauté.
  • Add tomatoes and continue to sauté.
  • Add tomato paste.
  • Seasoning with salt and pepper and keep it on middle fire for ten minutes.
  • Fry an egg and mix with your ingredients.
  • Fry the other egg separately for your top of the dish.

For Saffron Rice

  • Cook the rice and mix it with saffron.
  • Serve your main dish with saffron rice.


About the Contributor

Parisa Poursaid

Food enthusiast, Certified Professional Chef and ICCA Alumni.


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