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Eggplant Zaalouk Mderbel is a popular Moroccan cooked salad that is served as a side-dish with chicken or meat tagines. It is a popular dish that uses only a few ingredients, but packs a punch of flavor!

The combination of eggplants, tomatoes and spices is very popular across the Mediterranean. Such dishes include baba ganoush, stuffed eggplant, eggplant parmesan, etc. Zaalouk is the Moroccan take on the popular combination and can be served as a side dish or as a dip.

Eggplant Zaalouk can be made with fried or roasted eggplants. In this course, the dada (chef) will show you how to make the fried eggplant version. All you need to make this recipe are eggplants, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and a few staple spices. It is very simple, and quick to make in a skillet. Simply peel the eggplants, fry them, then add them to the flavorful tomato base, and your dip is ready to be enjoyed!

Zaalouk can be stored in the fridge and served hot or warm whenever you are ready to enjoy it!

Special tools / ingredients: All ingredients are easily available in supermarkets or online stores.

You can also find all the essentials of Moroccan cuisine in the Flavors of Morocco Amazon store.

You do not need special tools or dishes to prepare this recipe.



- Moroccan Fried Eggplant Dip (Eggplant Zaalouk Mderbel) detailed video tutorial
- A PDF document with exact measurements and detailed steps of the recipe

- Moroccan Bread (Khobz) detailed video tutorial
- A PDF document with exact measurements and detailed steps for Khobz recipe

- The course video is provided with English voice over and subtitles as well as Original Audio in Moroccan dialect with English subtitles
- Bonus videos are provided with English voice over and subtitles
- PDF documents are in English


Dada (Chef) Siham is a professional Moroccan chef with over three decades of experience under her belt. She is a true walking archive of Moroccan culinary knowledge and history.

Chef Siham learned to cook from her grandmother, who encouraged her to attend the best culinary institute in Morocco.

After graduating, she worked as a chef at multiple renown institutions before starting her own business. She has now been running a major catering service in Fez for over 2 decades, supplying weddings, baptisms and other special occasions with authentic Moroccan dishes.