Halim Bademjoon

May 4, 2008   

Halim bademjoon

Another of my mothers' recipes.

Serves 6-7 people:


  • 2 large onions (diced)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 0.5kg lamb or beef mince
  • Half a teaspoon each of cinnamon, turmeric, cumin (zireh)
  • salt, pepper, chilli powder (to taste)
  • 4 large eggplants, peeled and sliced
  • one cup green lentils
  • 2-3 tablespoons of dried ground mint
  • sour cream (or kashk) to taste


Brown onions and garlic in a small amount of oil, add the mince and fry until meat is cooked.

Add the spices and salt and pepper

Fry eggplants in a separate pan

Boil the lentils until cooked

Mix the above items and let it simmer slowly until well done

Fry 2-3 tablespoons of dried mint and add it to the mixture above

Mix in sour cream to taste, about 6-7 dollops

Decorate with additional sour cream and mint on top before serving

Serve with bread.