How to make Brinjal Parmesan Bake -

Brinjal roundels, tomato sauce and parmesan cheese powder layered one over the other and baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Brinjal (बैंगन), Parmesan cheese powder

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters


Brinjal Parmesan Bake

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Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Brinjal Parmesan Bake Recipe

  • Brinjal large

  • Parmesan cheese powder For topping

  • Tomatoes blanched, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped 6-8 medium

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Onions Finely chopped 2 small

  • Garlic Finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Paprika 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh basil leaves 5-6

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Puree tomatoes finely in a blender and transfer into a bowl.

Step 3

Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté for a minute. Add garlic, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add pureed tomatoes, mix well and cook till the oil separates. Add sugar and mix well. Add crushed peppercorns and salt, mix well and simmer for a minute. Remove from heat.

Step 5

Slice brinjal into ½ inch roundels and place in a bowl. Add salt, crushed peppercorns and paprika and mix well.

Step 6

Heat butter and remaining oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place brinjal slices on it and grill till grill marks appear on both sides.

Step 7

Place a layer of grilled brinjal slices in a glass baking dish, spread some prepared tomato sauce and top with lots of Parmesan cheese powder. Repeat the process till all the ingredients are used up. Garnish with torn basil leaves.

Step 8

Put the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 5-10 minutes or till the cheese melts.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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