Musaka or musaca 1 2 is a traditional dish from the Balkans and the Middle East made from eggplants, especially popular in Palestinian cuisine. The Greek version, which is the best known internationally, consists of layers of minced lamb, sliced aubergine, and tomato, covered in a béchamel sauce and baked.
The word is of Arabic origin and comes from saqqaʿa, ‘freeze, turn white’, 3 but it came to Western European languages through Greek.
Check out a great Moussaka recipe for you to make!
See how to make your Moussaka with the ingredients from the list and follow the step-by-step preparation mode.
250g minced meat
1.5 kg potatoes
pepper and paprika
1 vegetable bouillon
half a can of crushed tomatoes and peppers
- Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
- Put them in the baking pan and add the spices, a little oil, the bouillon, 1/2 tin.
- In a separate bowl put a little water and dissolve the mince. Then add it to the pan. If necessary add water until the mixture is covered.
- Add to pot of chopped vegetables.
- Bake 35 minutes in preheated oven.
- For the topping take 1 egg, 2 heaped tablespoons of flour, salt, baking powder, water or milk.
- Mix everything until a uniform mixture.
- With the resulting mixture pour the contents of the tray and bake another 10-15 minutes until a golden crust.
- Your Moussaka is ready!