Greek Moussaka

Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Greek moussaka (mousaka) is one of the most popular dishes in Greece, served in almost every household. To prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka recipe, luscious layers of juicy meat mince are cooked in a tomato based sauce, layered with sweet eggplants and creamy béchamel sauce and baked together until golden perfection.I have added some fresh veggies too to make this a great meal.
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Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Mediterranean
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 8

Ingredients
 

  • 200 grams Chicken chopped
  • 2 Aubergine or brinjal sliced in circles brinjal
  • 2 Potatoes sliced medium
  • 6 Garlic chopped
  • 1 Onions chopped big
  • 1 cup Carrot zucchini, beans chopped
  • 6 Tomato
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Spice Powder all
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • Pepper or salt salt and as required
  • 1/4 cup Topping or cheese grated cheese for
  • Sauce for bechemel
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 6 tbsp Flour
  • 3 cup Milk
  • 1-2 tsp Salt pepper, or as per taste
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Cheese
  • 3 Egg yolk
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Instructions
 

  • To prepare this Greek moussaka recipe, begin by preparing the eggplants. Remove the stalks from the eggplants and cut them into slices, 1 cm thick. Season with salt&pepper and place in a colander for about half an hour
  • Pat them dry and fry in 2tsp of oil, until nicely colored. Place the fried eggplants on some paper, in order to absorb the oil. Similarly prepare the potato slices too(optional)
    Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Prepare the tomato puree by boiling the whole tomatoes for 10 min. Skin starts cracking. Drain water and pour cold water. Peal the tomatoes and make a paste.
    Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Prepare the meat sauce for the moussaka. Heat a large pan to medium -high heat and add the olive oil. Stir in the chopped onions and sauté, until softened and slightly colored. Stir in the garlic and saute.
  • Add the meat and saute till dry.Add the vegetables and cook till soft. Add the tomato puree and the seasonings, cinnamon, all spice, pepper, salt.
    Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cover and cook till it becomes thick & most of the juices have evaporated.. Keep stirring in between. This will take about 15 min.
    Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Prepare the béchamel sauce for the moussaka. Use a large pan to melt some butter over low-medium heat. Add the flour whisking continuously to make a paste.
  • Add warmed milk in a steady stream; keep whisking in order to prevent your sauce from getting lumpy. If the sauce still needs to thicken, boil over low heat while continuing to stir.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and stir in the egg yolks, salt, pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and the grated cheese. Whisk quickly, in order to prevent the eggs from turning an omelette
  • Assemble the moussaka. For this moussaka recipe you will need a large baking dish, approx. 20*20 cm). Butter the bottom and sides of the pan and layer the eggplants. Pour in the prepared filling sauce and even out. The bottom of dish pic attached😉
    Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add a second layer of eggplants and a layer of potatoes, top with the béchamel sauce and smooth out with a spatula.
    Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake the musaka in preheated oven at 180-200C for about 40 minutes, until crust turns light golden brown. Allow the moussaka to cool down for a while before cutting into pieces.
    Greek Moussaka - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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