Necklaces of Eggplant/Aubergine and Kebab


Preparation info
  • Makes

    6 or 7

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

A pretty dish in which kebab patties and eggplant discs are arranged alternately so that they look like a threaded necklace: hence the name maldhouma (the threaded). Small eggplants, about 2in/5cm in diameter are needed here. The long Japanese eggplants would be ideal for this purpose.


  • 22 small eggplant/aubergine discs, 1 in/2.5 cm thick


  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C/gas mark 6.
  • Soak eggplant discs in salted warm water for 30 minutes, then drain. Brown in a small amount of oil, or broil/grill them after spraying or brushing them with oil, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine k