Meliz Cooks Veggie Musakka

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To kick off my new channel I want to show you a recipe that reminds of the summer. Pair it with a lovely salad and a big chunk of bread. This is my veggie take on a classic musakka.

2 aubergines
2 courgettes
2 white potatoes, peeled
8 garlic cloves, peeled, finely chopped
4-6 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp dried thyme (or you can use a few sprigs fresh)
690g tomato passata
1 large onion, peeled, finely chopped
300g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped
1 can cooked green lentils, drained OR 250g puy lentils
1 vegetable stock cube
1/2 tsp cumin
3/4tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
1 bay leaf
50g butter
50g plain flour
650ml milk
150g grated gruyere or cheddar cheese
2 eggs, whisked
Cracked black pepper
A few sprigs of fresh thyme and a few sliced cherry tomatoes

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Kosta's food secrets says:

Great and tasty dish!

Ket Son says:

What can I substitute for eggs for sauce ?

Tash Unver says:

Great to see Cypriot dishes showcased like this.. great recipes.. you are making North Cyprus proud.. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

M. A. says:

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΎπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΎMeliz you made me laugh…when deciding where the tomatoes should goon top of finished dish…that’s exactly what I do… your a perfectionist too the end… N.B. Your mama would most probably comment that you didn’t use water or your stock to get the remainder of Passata out of jug, thus cleaning it out…tut tut😊it’s totally CypriotπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΎπŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ύ

Melissa Maya says:


Sally Sparrow says:

Thanks for this great recipe! I've also been following on Instagram and can't wait to try this new dish from New Zealand down under, during lockdown. Thanks again, you are awesome!

Ash Bibi says:

i didn't even realise, this is very similar to something I make, but different spices!! also, love the idea of the egg in the bΓ©chamel! I'm gonna def try that. Great vid Meliz! πŸ™‚

Kikel Pryo Handoko says:

So interesting cooking video. You are gorgeous and cheerful. Love you.

Genni Minissali says:

Cant wait to try this! Can you translate the measurements to cups, etc for those of us stateside?

Ann says:

Waaaah! We're in self-isolation in Canada and I can't run to the grocery to get everything. Of course I want to make this RIGHT NOW! I'll put it on my culinary bucket list. Meliz, it's so wonderful to watch you cook, your Insta is fantastic, but watching and hearing you is totally new level! Thanks so much for introducing me to all these new flavours. I have Halloumi in the fridge, and it will be my special treat for later! Cheers and stay healthy!


Hi mam, new friend here in Philippines I watch your video. Nice cooking tutorial mam. I'm full support friend, I hope you support me also…thank you very much..and God bless

Melek Erdal says:

Wow what an epic recipe! I have to try, it looks absolutely amazing.

Meryem Mehmet says:

Well done Meliz. Followed you on Facebook but this is brilliant. Will def try it. Also I agree about a song for everything, I do it all the time, can't help myself.
Hope to see you on TV one day, you would be great, so natural.

OSHI B. ASMR says:

158 likes and CONNECTED to your channel. Great video.very informative πŸ’žπŸ’ž let's be connected πŸ’ž

Stationery Love says:

I have been following you on Instagram and all your photos look amazing. Very exciting to see you on YouTube as well. Good luck and to many many subscribers!

jaydakiz19 says:

Dolmas! Plus more singing πŸ€—πŸ’–

Eliza Zafis says:

Hayirli olsun πŸ§ΏπŸ‘πŸ»

Tijen Piro says:

I’m not an aubergine fan but I’m definitely going to try this. A little suggestion – maybe you can show the ingredients on screen before you cook too. Aferin sana πŸ‘

My life is ART says:

Hi here's ur new subby and done wid bell icon.. keep going best of luck stay connected.

Little fat boy says:

If I had a beautiful sister like you who cooks for me!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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