Greek Moussaka

Moussaka à la grecque |

If you’re looking for a flavorful, generous, and typical Mediterranean dish, look no further than Greek moussaka.

Greek moussaka is a traditional dish composed of layers of halal minced meat, tomato sauce, eggplant, and béchamel sauce, all baked to perfection. It is a delight for the taste buds and an ideal dish to share with family or friends.

Greek moussaka has its origins in Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines, where it was prepared with different types of meat, vegetables, and sauces. The current Greek version dates back to the early 20th century when chef Nikolaos Tselementes introduced béchamel sauce to the recipe. Since then, Greek moussaka has become a symbol of Hellenic gastronomy and a dish enjoyed by both Muslims and Christians.

To make a truly authentic Greek moussaka, you will need the following ingredients:

halal minced meat (beef or lamb), eggplants, tomatoes, onions, garlic, parsley, oregano, cinnamon, salt, pepper, butter, flour, milk, and grated cheese. The recipe is not overly complicated but requires a bit of time and patience. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Wash and thinly slice the eggplants. Lightly salt them and let them sit for 30 minutes to release any bitterness. Pat them dry with paper towels and fry them in hot oil until golden brown. Drain them on paper towels.
  3. In a skillet, sauté the chopped onions and garlic in a little oil. Add the halal minced meat and cook it while breaking it up with a fork. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, and cinnamon. Pour in the peeled and crushed tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
  4. In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking to prevent lumps. Season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Remove from heat when the béchamel sauce is thick and creamy.
  5. In a gratin dish, arrange a layer of fried eggplants. Cover with half of the halal minced meat in tomato sauce. Repeat the process with another layer of eggplants and the remaining meat. Finish with a layer of béchamel sauce and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  6. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  7. Let the Greek moussaka rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Now you are ready to enjoy a delicious Greek moussaka as if you were at Quantum Isoraka, one of the best restaurants to savor this dish in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Quantum Isoraka welcomes you in a friendly and unusual setting.

You can enjoy a warm atmosphere, attentive staff, and exquisite cuisine. Whether you’re a fan of kebab, couscous, chawarma, or tajine, or if you prefer Indian cuisine with its curries, naans, and samosas, you will find something to satisfy your cravings at Quantum Isoraka. Not to mention the lounge bar where you can sip a cocktail while enjoying good music.

Quantum Isoraka can also accommodate your events such as weddings, baptisms, birthdays, or simply get-togethers. You can take advantage of the basement’s “007” room, equipped with a high-definition television and internet connectivity.

Feel free to contact Quantum Isoraka at 038 03 888 03 or 038 03 888 04 to reserve your table or room. You won’t regret it!

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