Eggplants, brinjals whatever you may call it - are one of the most delicious vegetables out there. Moreover they’re so versatile that they can be clubbed with almost anything and be turned into appealing delicacies. You can grill it or deep-fry, sauté, mash or shred it and the end result is going to be delicious – Be it as a starter or main-course. If you’re a brinjal fan like us, we’ve curated some really interesting eggplant recipes for you to try out.
In this recipe, eggplant is first sliced and toasted on a pan with some salt and pepper powder. Later, it is rolled with paneer and cheese and placed in a baking dish with tomato puree which is cooked in flavourful garlic. Later these rolls are baked, resulting in a sinfully indulgent delicacy that makes a perfect appetizer for your dinner party.
This interesting starter recipe is really easy to make and delivers brilliant results. In this recipe, you need to cut egg plants into slices, and then cut out the centre of the slice using a cookie cutter – turning the rest into thick rings. The cut-out eggplant is then mashed with potatoes and cheese which is then stuffed in these rings, topped with some breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. The cheese melts harmoniously with the potato and brinjal mash resulting in awe with every bite. Tempting, isn’t it?
Another really simple and delicious appetizer made with eggplants, where eggplant is cut into slices, coated with a minced chicken and schezwan mixture. This is then toasted on the pan till it’s nicely cooked. The combination of chicken and eggplant results in a carnival of flavours and textures that’s worth trying out.
This eggplant recipe comes straight from the Middle-East. Eggplant roundels are marinated in a flavourful mixture of zaatar spice, sumac and lemon juice and grilled. Later these roundels are topped with delicious feta cheese and flavourful Romani made with pomegranate juice and jaggery. If you want to put some new flavours on the dinner table, this Eggplant Romani will be impeccable.
If you’re looking for a recipe with some oriental flavours, this stir fry might be just what you’re looking for. Eggplant strips tossed in a wok with chicken strips along with dark soy sauce, chilli sauce, vinegar and finished off with some sesame oil. Flavourful and aromatic, the Stir-Fried Chicken with Eggplant is a lip-smacking delicacy perfect for a weekend dinner.
Craving some delicious fusion food? Try this Into Italian Eggplant Crostini. Baguette slices are toasted and layered with a delicious topping made with chopped eggplant, bhuna masala, garlic butter and other spices. This recipe not only looks beautiful, but also tastes downright amazing and best of all, it gets ready instantly without any fuss.
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