The recipe of Black Sea Badrijiany Rulety is reasonably simple but the final taste is very delicious if ingredients are selected well and cooked in the proper way.

The main secret of Black Sea Badrijiany Rulety is the quality of ingredients, especially eggplants. The best taste of this dish comes if the vegetables are  grown in open soil and harvested at a natural seasonal vegetation period.

Serves 3-4

Preparation time – 5 minutes Cooking time – 1 hour

3-4 medium sized eggplants

3 tbsp ground walnuts

3  cloves of garlic

1 tbsp of utskho-suneli (blue fenugreek)

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

3-4 tbsp of refined vegetable oil

1-2 teaspoon wine

red ground pepper to taste

salt to taste

3-4 tbsp pomegranate seeds

Preparation of Black Sea Badrijiany Rulety is quite simple as cooking is going straight from fresh vegetables. Cut the eggplants along, not too thin, but not too thick, about half a centimeter thick or slightly thinner.  Fry them on both sides in vegetable oil at low heat, covered with the lid until golden brown. Put fried eggplant slices on a dish, remove excess frying oil by kitchen paper and salt immediately. Let them cool down.

Prepare the filling. Crush peeled garlic cloves in the mortar with some salt and mix well into paste. Combine and mix ground walnuts, crushed garlic, utskho-suneli, ground coriander, red ground pepper, and wine vinegar. Mix everything well and dilute with cold boiled water until the consistency of sour cream. Add salt to taste. Spread the filling over the cooled eggplant and roll up. Chill down the ready dish a bit in a fridge and then serve decorated with pomegranate seeds.

Black Sea Badrijiany Rulety is better to keep in the fridge before serving. This dish is often cooked in advance. Traditionally it is served at ambient temperature or slightly chilled and it goes well with a glass of wine or Black Sea Ayran.

You can enjoy Black Sea Badrijiany Rulety with friends and family in #BlackSeaCuisine restaurants or at home as it is not very difficult to prepare.

Black Sea Cuisine is simple, tasty and inexpensive.