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Tapsi by Haje

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“What a show, what a star, what a good way to excite the taste buds!”


Gorgeous Haje came to visit me and made me some delicious food; tapsi! Tapsi is vegetable heaven and is extremely tasty. What was exiting about her making was the way she made it; it’s compliiitely different from how we make it, so I’m going to be showing you that as well at some point.

Here is what we used for three people, which would have been enough for 5 people.

2 auberginehalf a squash
2 green peppers
2 big onions
5 small cloves of garlic
3 medium tomatoes
4 small potatoes
1 box of canned tomatoes, which was spiced with curry, salt, garam masala, coriander, black pepper, turmeric and cumin.

I only took the pictures so I’m going to let her finish the recipe.

“The star of this show is the aubergine, also known as eggplant. It is a very low maintenance show.”

“All you have to do is cut the vegetables in medium thin slices and fry them in a pan consisting of your healthy oil of choice. Since eggplants soak up a lot of oil it is healthier to bake them for 10 minutes in the oven. Pour some oil on them and bake them till you see them shrivel up slightly. Remember not to fry the tomatoes, they go on top when all the layering is done!

“Back to the frying. Make sure you fry each type of vegetable separately because each layer of vegetable has to consist of a different vegetable.”

“As you finish frying, lay out the tray you are going to use for the baking. Start layering your vegetables. If you include potatoes, you must put them on the bottom of your tray. When you finish layering you should step back and enjoy the beautiful vegetables while they hug on their bed. This is a very naughty show. ”

“Use canned tomatoes or tomatoes in a box for the sauce. Blend in the spices you like. I used fresh garlic (crushed), curry, salt, garam masala, coriander, black pepper, turmeric and cumin. Taste as you blend the spices; it should taste slightly spicy but not too much. It should be more flavourful than spicy really. Pour the marinade over the delicious vegetable mix.”

“Preheat the oven to about  250 C and place the tray in the middle of the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes untill you see the fresh tomatoes dry up. Serve with rice!”

“Get up off your chair and give this beautiful show of colors and tastes a standing ovation!”



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17 responses »

  1. Avin Rostami

    ååå det så deilig ut, alltid så flinke Haje :)

    • Absolutt! :-) Det var skikkelig nom. Er det sånn du også lager tapsi? Eller lager du det i kasserolle?

      • Avin Rostami

        Vi lager egentlig ikke tapsi, men en annen rett som er ganske lik tapsi og heter taskebab. Men vi steker ikke grønsakene bare lager dem opp på hverandre i en dyp gryte, gjerne med kokt kylling eller kjøtt i midten og heler over tomatpuré saus, veldig godt det og. Jeg pleier også å blande masse grønnsaker og sette det i ovnen, men har aldri prøvd å steke dem først. Det må prøves, så jo deilig ut:)

  2. mmmm så godt, dere er så flinke jenter med Haje som lagde maten og Halat som tar flotte bilder :D

  3. Avin Rostami

    Du Sophie jeg vil veldig gjerne anbefale bloggen i et innlegg, du har jo utrolig mange gode oppskrifter som jeg med sikkerhet mange vil ha glede av :) Er det greit at jeg låner et bilde da?

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  5. Stunning photography. Bookmarked your blog.

    Tomatoes aren’t quite in season yet here in New York City, but I’ll be sure to try your recipe once they become more widely available.

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  7. You hve no idea how helpfull is your blog!!! At least in my case because I’m horrible cook and you make all this cooking so easy and playfull…
    Thank you!!! Waiting for more of Kurdish food!!!


  8. I can’t wait to make this tapsi. i think is similar to imam baildi

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  10. it looks so yummy!!! i love it! kurdish food is the best!!

  11. I love Haje sauce


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