Saturday, 26 January 2013


or briami is an adaptable and no nonsense but delicious and nutritious greek dish made with summer's a great recipe for the home vegetable gardener because you can add more or less of a particular ingredient according to availability..for instance today i had only one ripe capsicum and one eggplant but lots of zucchini so i adjusted the ingredients to suit what i had on can be served warm or cold as a stand alone dish with bread and feta cheese or tzatziki or with meat, poultry or seafood as a vegetable accompaniment..

tourlou (greek baked vegetables)


1 onion sliced thin
3-5 medium potatoes* cut small
1 medium eggplant* cut into medium cubes
1 red capsicum* cut into strips
2-3 medium zucchini* cut into rounds
1/2 medium carrot cut into small cubes
250 gms tomatoes* cut small
3-4 garlic cloves cut fine*
2 tablespoons parsley* cut fine
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes*#
1/2 tbs sugar
salt and pepper 
1/4 cup olive oil**
1/2 cup boiling water


~ place half of the olive oil in the base of a shallow baking dish and add all of the ingredients except for parsley
~ mix the vegetables well and sprinkle with parsley and drizzle with remaining olive oil
~ pour in boiling water and cover with foil
~ bake at 175 deg c for an hour
~ remove foil, mix gently and continue to cook until the vegetables are cooked and well browned

notes: *   homegrown vegetables
          ** most greek cooks would use more olive still might seem quite a lot but when i scrimp on                     the oil i don't think it tastes as good
           #  not a traditional ingredient

kali evthomatha (have a good week)!


  1. This looks delicious Jane and full of homegrown summer goodness! I would love to eat this just with some good bread :)

    1. especially if it's one of your home made loaves jane!

  2. Thanks for this, I love briami, but I've never heard the name tourlou. I also love their apricot preserves with greek honey!

    1. and i'd never heard of briami before i wrote this post..i'd only ever heard the dish referred to as tourlou..and i've never had aprictot preserves with sounds amazing..

    2. So glad you shared this, just made it for the second time as it went down so well the first x