Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants

Home made cottage cheese recipe

Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants

Home made cottage cheese recipe

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 10 Jul 2014

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25 Minutes
Served : 3
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Ingredients

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 250°C.

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Step 2 Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Step 2

Halve the eggplant lengthwise.

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Step 3 Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Step 3

Apply olive oil on the skin of the eggplant and place them in the baking dish, cut sides up.

Step 4

Drizzle generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tender.

Step 5

Scoop out the eggplant flesh with a spoon and mash it gently with a fork.

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Step 6 Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Step 6

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When it is hot minced garlic to it. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 2 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant.

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Step 7 Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Step 7

Add the tomatoes, coriander powder, cumin powder, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 3 - 4 minutes.

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Step 9

Stir in the eggplant flesh. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture is pulpy and well flavored. Add a little water to cook the eggplant. Discard the bay leaf.

Step 10

Lower the oven temperature to 190°C.

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Step 11 Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Step 11

Stir the paneer / cottage cheese, grated cheese, salt, and pepper into the eggplant mixture.

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Step 12 Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Step 12

Once the mixture is little cool, stir in the beaten egg and chopped coriander leaves. Fill the eggplant shells back with the stuffing.

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Step 15

Reserve some of the grated cheese for later.

Step 16

Return the shells to the baking dish. Sprinkle with olive oil.

Step 17

Bake the eggplants for 30 - 40 minutes or until the shells are tender when pierced with a skewer.

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Step 18 Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants Recipe

Step 18

Sprinkle grated cheese and bake for 10 more minutes till the cheese melts.

Step 19

Serve with garlic bread.

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