Moussaka

Ingredients

Aubergine 2 Large , slice
Lamb mince 1 Pound
Onions 2 Medium , chop
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Cinnamon piece 1 Small
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , chopped finely
Tomatoes 2 Large , chop
Tomatoes puree 2 Tablespoon
Red wine 60 Milliliter
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
For the sauce
Butter 2 Ounce
Salt and pepper 1 Teaspoon
Flour 2 Ounce
Milk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Gruyere cheese 4 Ounce , grated
Parmesan cheese 1 Ounce , grated

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Slice the aubergines and sprinkle salt over it and keep it aside for 30 minute. This will remove all the bitter juice from the aubergines.

MAKING

2. In a sauce heat the olive oil and add garlic and onions. Saute till it becomes translucent. Once done, add the lamb mince and brown the meat well.

3. Empty in the canned tomatoes. Add oregano, tomato puree, cumin and cinnamon stick. Pour in the red wine and cook for an hour.

4. While the lamb is cooking make the sauce. In a small sauce pot melt butter and then add the flour and whisk it until the flour is cooked.

6. Add the salt and pepper and whisk well add the milk and finally the cheese.

7. Once the sauce is ready keep it aside and then washes the aubergines and pat them dry.

8. In a frying pans pour some olive oil and fry the sliced aubergines until cooked.

9. In a casserole dish line the slices of aubergines and then spoon the lamb mince mixture over it.

10. Continue layering till all aubergines are used.

11. Now pour the cheese sauce over the aubergines. The sauce will be quite thick so spread it evenly. Once done sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese.

12. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degree C and cook the moussaka for 30-45 minute.

SERVING

13. Let the moussaka rest for 15 minute and then serve warm. Cut into serving portions. Serve with a fresh green salad and mash or bread on the side.

TIPS

Sprinkle salt on the sliced Aubergines so that it removes the bitter juice from it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 135 Minutes
Ready In: 135 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 558Calories from Fat 350

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60%

Saturated Fat 18 g90%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 473 mg19.71%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 25 g50%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet