Dilme (Eggplant with Lentils) with Roti Mariam (Fried Flatbread)

I loved this eggplant and lentil recipe! It is such a unique way to cook lentils, and it was extremely easy too!  I got this recipe from http://www.giverecipe.com. This dish was made by Zerrin’s mom and I am so happy I made it. Best of all, I don’t have to post the recipe (my least favorite thing about blogging).  So click on the links below to check them out.

To accompany this dish I also made a fried flatbread I came across while blog-surfing. I assigned the task to Mark and he did a great job. It was delicious!

I also made a quick greek salad with a lime & olive oil dressing. Light, quick and easy.

  • Dilme (Eggplant with Lentils) by Give Recipe
  • Roti Mariam (Flatbread) by Treat & Trick

Dilme (Eggplant with Lentils)

Click here for Dilme recipe.

Note: I changed a few things noted below

  1. I only used 4 large japanese eggplants, cut in half.
  2. To the tomato and lentils mix I added red chili peppers for heat and chopped cilantro instead of dry basil.
  3. Once the eggplants are stuffed and assembled in pan (single layer), instead of adding water to simmer I added 1/2 c. vegetable broth and 1/2 c. dry white wine (can also add red wine). I also added the juice of 1/2 lime.
  4. I added the leftover lentil mix to the pan to cook along with the eggplant.
  5. Yogurt: I used greek yogurt and added garlic, salt and lime zest.


Greek Salad


  • Romain lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion or red cabbage
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • Dressing: olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper


Roti Mariam (Fried Flatbread)

Click here for Flatbread recipe

Note: I added the egg.


Eggplant with Lentils, Greek Salad and Fried Flatbread


14 Responses to “Dilme (Eggplant with Lentils) with Roti Mariam (Fried Flatbread)”

  1. Sounds like a delicious homemade Indian meal! Love all the ethnic foods you feature!

  2. Oops… didn’t mean Indian, meant eclectic… sometimes things get mixed up from my brain to my fingers lol

  3. Thanks for trying out Roti Mariam. It looks absolutely gorgeous dear….

  4. I love love eggplants with lentils n your version looks yum..Roti mariam looks great too..wonderful n tempting platter..
    First time here..loving your collection:)
    Do drop by my space sometime.
    US Masala

  5. I’m glad to hear that you tried dilme and loved it. Yours looks so appealing! I love the changes you made. Adding vegetable broth instead of water is a great idea. We don’t have vegetable broth at markets though. You always make creative changes to my recipes.
    Fried flatbread and greek salad sound perfect to accompany dilme.

    • Thank you Zerrin for all of your wonderful Turkish recipes. They are all so amazing it’s difficult deciding what to make. I think I am going to dedicate a once a week Zerrin-day. Looking forward to the next 🙂

  6. Looks really delicious.

    I’d like to share my flatbread recipe: http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/2010/07/healthy-and-delicious-flatbreads.html

    Mine is an oil-free version.

  7. I made Dilme today Isa!!! it was delicious and nutritious ! thank u!

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  9. Those rotis look insanely delicious. You’ve captured their texture so well, I could just reach out and grab one. Can’t wait to make them. Thanks for linking to the recipe.

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