Mirza Ghassemi is a Northern Iranian, Gilan province originated appetizer or main. The dish is based on grilled eggplant (aubergine) distinct to the Caspian Sea region. The dish consists of eggplants with fair amounts of tomatoes and garlic, cooked with oil/butter, seasoned with tumeric, salt, pepper and eggs. Eggs are one of the key ingredients, fried before mixed with the other ingredients. Eggs are not meant to be used as binding agent. The dish is not intended to be an omelet.