Dried Vegetables Dish
(Charpana -Birecik - Southeast Anatolia Region)
5 dried eggplants
5 dried tomatoes
5 dried peppers
1 medium onion, sliced
5-6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp red pepper paste
1/4 cup warm water
Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup yogurt, plain
1-2 garlic clove, mashed with salt
Green onion, chopped
First, soak the dried vegetables in boiling water for half an hour and drain.
Meanwhile saute the onion with olive oil for about 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato and red pepper pastes, salt and pepper. Continue to saute for about 1-2 more minutes. Then add the dried vegetables and warm water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat.
Garnish with green onion and parsley. Serve the dish with Garlic Yogurt Sauce.