Baked Cheesy Eggplant in Tomato Salsa, with Eggs


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Baked Cheesy Eggplant in Tomato Salsa, with Eggs

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Slices of brinjal, coated with eggs and breadcrumbs, are cooked till they become a irresistible golden in colour. These are then drowned in homemade tomato salsa and baked with a topping of cheese, and more cheese!


The tomato salsa has a fabulous mouth-feel, with the crunch of onions and capsicum, and an exciting herby flavour. The salsa and cheese are an awesome match, made even better by a sprinkling of herbs and seasonings. Enjoy the Baked Cheesy Eggplant in Tomato Salsa, with Eggs, immediately upon baking to enjoy the freshest flavour and best texture!


Team up this cheesy baked dish with Garlic Spaghetti and a salad for a sumptuous meal that you will love to dine on.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  25 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     Makes 5 servings (5 serving )
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Ingredients

For The Brinjals
10 big brinjal (baingan / eggplant)
1 egg
salt to taste
bread crumbs for rolling
oil for greasing and cooking

For The Tomato Salsa
1 cup blanched and chopped tomatoes
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 cup grated processed cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Method
For the tomato salsa

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic paste and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For the brinjals

  1. Whisk the egg and salt in a bowl and mix well using a fork.
  2. Dip one brinjal slice at a time in the egg mixture and then roll in the breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan, grease it with oil and cook a few brinjal slices on a medium flame using a little oil till golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Put ¼ cup of the tomato salsa in a baking dish and spread it evenly.
  2. Put the brinjal slices overlapping each other.
  3. Put all the remaining tomato salsa over it and finally sprinkle the processed cheese, parmesan cheese, chilli flakes and oregano evenly over it.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy623 cal
Protein29.8 g
Carbohydrates78.7 g
Fiber95.2 g
Fat22.1 g
Cholesterol0.2 mg
Vitamin A1456.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.7 mg
Vitamin B21.7 mg
Vitamin B313.8 mg
Vitamin C198.1 mg
Folic Acid528 mcg
Calcium426.4 mg
Iron6.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium185 mg
Potassium3064.7 mg
Zinc3.1 mg

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Baked Cheesy Eggplant in Tomato Salsa, with Eggs
5
 on 12 Sep 16 04:18 PM


this is really a good recipe.. with eggplant.. enjoyed it by itself.. the taste is just perfect..