Hot Charred Eggplant Dip

Imtabbal Bitinjan

Preparation info

  • Serves

    2–3

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Versions of this popular eggplant spread appear all over the Levant. Better known in the West as baba ghanooj, it is marvelously rich and smoky. Imtabbal literally means “marinated” or “dressed.” This dish differs from most baba ghanooj in that it includes yogurt. The Gazan version is also, characteristically, a bit spicier than others.