As the story goes, the imam swooned with sheer pleasure at the sight of this dish, lavishly dripping in olive oil. The aubergine, onion and tomato should he so tender and delicately intertwined that they melt in the mouth. To achieve the effect enjoyed by the imam, there is only one way to cook this dish, and this is it. A green pepper, finely sliced, can he added to the mixture.
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