Kashke Bademjan (Iranian Kashk and Eggplant Dip)
A little thicker and saltier than yogurt, kashk is an Iranian dairy product that gives this aromatic eggplant dip its luscious texture and tart flavor. Floral saffron, fried dried mint, and more kashk dot the top, adding beautiful color. Serve this Kashke Bademjan, inspired by Naz Riahi's love of California-based Mission Ranch Market with fresh vegetables and toasted flatbread for dipping.
Dip can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container in refrigerator.
Find kashk at Iranian grocery stores or online at persianbasket.com.