Kashk-e Bademjan (Eggplant Dip)

If you are an eggplant lover, Persian cuisine can be a paradise for you. There are plenty of eggplant dishes and side dishes in Persian cuisine, and among them one of the most popular dish is Kashke Bademjan. The main ingredients of this dish are eggplants and Kashk which is a type of yogurt whey. In the process of making cheese, the remaining liquid after milk has been strained is called whey.

Kashke Bademjan is often served with a special Persian bread called Lavash, but you can serve it with pita bread or crackers too.

Recipe type
Serves 4 People
Prep time
Cook Time


  • 6
    medium eggplants
  • 1
    large onion
  • 1 Tablespoon
    chopped mint, fresh or dried
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 5
    cloves garlic
  • ½ Cups
  • 1 Cup
    Kashk (liquid whey protein) to taste
  • vegetable oil


  1. Cut the top off the eggplant, peel them, slice them in half lengthwise. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the eggplants until soft and golden and set aside.

  2. Slice the onions and place them in a frying pan with heated oil. Chop the garlic and add to the pan. Fry them until golden.

  3. Add salt, mint and turmeric to the onions and stir.

  4. Add fried eggplants to the pan. Add 1/2 cup water and allow them to cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat.

  5. crush the walnuts. Add the walnut to the pan and mash the mixture until smooth.

  6. Transfer to a bowl and top with kashk (whey), then sprinkle with walnuts and fried onions.

12 reviews for Kashk-e Bademjan (Eggplant Dip)

  1. افشین


    واااااای چه کشک بادمجونی دوووست دارم عااااالی

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  3. Davood


    بسيار خوشمزه با هارمونى رنگ وطرح زيبا دلچسب واشتها اور افرين كد بانو

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  5. Michael M


    Good recipe my family loves Persian dishes.

  6. Alireza


    Great explanations about the recipe, simple to understand and comprehensive to make. It has also lovely description in the introduction. Thank you so much for that. It is a useful, awesome website.

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  8. Majid


    خو ش بحال شو هر تو ن

  9. Tamara


    I made this, turned out amazing! 🙂 Going to make it again! Wonderful explanation!

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  11. EJ


    Trying to recreate the flavors from my favorite Persian restaurant. Good flavors, very simple. Will definitely make again. I didn’t have/ could not find kask so I sprinkled with cotija cheese to give it that salty/ sour taste. I will add this to my Christmas Eve tour of the world dinner party menu…Yum

  12. Brinda


    Simply awesome n easy to make

  13. Lori


    I am a puerto Rican 40 years in the Iranian world, ,the recipe I’s amazing , but I add growd beef, i’s it wrong?

  14. Ben


    Good Dish
    I Put a lot of Kashk with no meat ….

  15. Marites Novenario


    Where to buy liquid whey protein

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  17. Wanessa Fernandes


    I love it! 😍 Your recipe’s are fantastic! Merci

  18. Hiwa


    Love it dude, I love Persian Foods 😍

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