Different and quite good. The oil stirred in right at the end makes this a good bit oilier than most dishes I cook, so it feels indulgent. Great nutty bulgur and perfectly tender eggplant. I would just caramelize the onions for longer, with a bit of sugar added in.
I loved this recipe, though my family was less enthusiastic. I used feta cheese and didn't soak it.
Not much flavor to this recipe. Once I finished making it, I tasted it and it was almost flavor-less. I added a small can of tomato sauce and that helped salvage dinner, but otherwise I would not make it again.
One must absolutely use haloumi cheese in this recipe. Using mozzarella will, of course, yield bland results because it is a bland cheese. I used large grain bulgur and served it as a side to kofte (spicy meatballs). Accompaniment to lamb chops or chicken kebobs is another suggestion. Overall, easy to make, nutritious and good for entertaining.