Murabba el-batinjan

Eggplant Jam

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By Anas Atassi

Published 2021

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  • 200 g (7 oz) of calcium hydroxide powder (pickling lime, or slaked lime)
  • 3


In a large bowl, dissolve the calcium hydroxide powder in the warm water. Stir for one minute, then set aside for 30 minutes. Any undissolved powder will sink to the bottom. Pour the water into another bowl and throw away any undissolved powder.

Set the peeled eggplants into the calcium hydroxide solution. Set a plate on top of the bowl to keep them submerged under the water. Soak the e