Yatimcheh Recipe in 20 min_ Step By Step Guide

The name Yatimcheh reminds me of my father. It was my father’s favorite food, and he always ate it with great enthusiasm. Peace be upon him. I really liked that it was now and I was making this great meal for him.

Yatimcheh is a very simple and traditional iranian food that is prepared from a combination of eggplant, tomato, and onion. Of course, in the recipes of some cities, potatoes are used in Yatimcheh, and in others, minced meat is used in the preparation of this food.

This dish, along with kashke bademjan and mirzaghasemi, is one of the dishes whose main ingredient is eggplant and is suitable for vegetarians. It is served with barbari bread or sangak bread.

This food is served with bread, and it is very suitable for both vegetarians and those who are on a diet.

yatimche recipe

For: 4 people

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cook for: 1 hour


Large eggplant                 4 pcs
Medium tomatoes         4 pcs
Medium onions              2 pcs
Garlic                                4 cloves
Salt                                   optional
Black pepper                  optional
Turmeric powder           ½ tbsp
Liquid oil                         optional

yatimche ingredient

You can also read tahdig sibzamini recipe.


1. First, peel the eggplants, sprinkle the eggplant with some salt, and wait for 20 minutes. Then, wash them, dry them with a clean towel, cut them in half, and chop them into 2-3 cm pieces on the kitchen board.

siute eggplant for yatimcheh

2. Peel and wash the onions, cut them in half, chop them finely on the kitchen board, pour oil into a large pan, and put it on the heat until it gets hot. Pour the onions into the pan and fry them. Let them become golden.

3. Also, peel and wash the garlic and chop it like onions on the kitchen board, and when the onions are golden, pour them into the pan.

4. Then we saute a little and then add the chopped eggplants and saute them until they are fried, then add the fried onions and saute all the ingredients. Wash the tomatoes and chop them on the kitchen board.

5. Then, we add the ingredients to the pan and sprinkle black pepper, turmeric powder, and a little salt on the ingredients. Mix all the ingredients, pour half a glass of hot water on the ingredients, cover the lid of the pan, and reduce the heat very gently until the ingredients are cooked.

cooking eggplant with tomato

6. This food will be ready in about 20-30 minutes. When the food is glazed, and you see a layer of oil on it, it means it is ready, and you can remove the pan from the heat.
(You can also saute 1 spoon of tomato paste in the oil and add to the ingredients) pour yatimche on a plate and enjoy it with bread and pickles or eating fresh vegetables.

How To Make Yatimcheh


notes for yatimcheh

How to prepare Yatimcheh with potatoes:

  • In some cities, also add potatoes to Yatimcheh. For this, you can chop a large potato or two medium-sized potatoes into cubes and add them to the food after frying.
  • It is better to make sure that the eggplants are not bitter before preparing this dish because bitter eggplants do not have a very favorable effect on the taste of this dish.
  • In some regions, add one or two spoons of fresh lemon juice to make it more delicious.
  • You can use fried mint, fried garlic, and curd to decorate yatimcheh.
  • The way to prepare yatimcheh that we have mentioned in this article is specific to the city of Tabriz.
  • In Yatimche Araki, in addition to eggplant, pumpkin is also used in food preparation.
  • If you want, you can cut the eggplants into rings and fry them; In this case, the eggplants need more time to be cooked.
  • If you don’t want to use tomato paste, you can use roasted tomatoes in this dish instead.
  • You can enjoy eating this dish with a variety of pickles, including torshi liteh, mango pickles, etc.


1. What is yatimcheh made from?

This food is made from eggplant, tomato, onion, garlic, and spices.

2. How long does it take to cook yatimcheh?

We need 30 minutes to cook this food.

3. Which city is yatimcheh for?

This food is from Neyshabur in Khorasan province.

4. What is served with yatimche?

Along with yatimcheh is served: barbari bread, sangak bread, sabzi khordanzeytoon parvardehmast o khiarmast o musir and persian doogh.

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  • If you are looking for vegetarian food, I suggest you this dish.
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  1. Hello, I read and cooked Yatimche recipe and it turned out great.
    Can you tell me how to prepare kaleh joosh ?

    1. Hi dear Maria, I am very happy that Yatimche recipe was acceptable to you, yes you can see the recipe of the kaleh joosh.

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