Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants


Cottage Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Eggplants

Home made cottage cheese recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 3 people


  • Eggplant : 3 medium
  • Coriander powder : 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder : 1 tsp
  • 6 cloves Garlic, minced : 4
  • 3 medium Ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped : 2
  • Bay leaf : 1 nos
  • Cottage cheese / paneer : 250 gm
  • Grated cheese : ½ cup
  • Egg beaten : 2 nos
  • Freshly chopped coriander leaves : 2 tsp
  • 6 tsp Olive oil : 4
  • Salt and pepper : few


  • Preheat the oven to 250°C.
  • Halve the eggplant lengthwise.
  • Apply olive oil on the skin of the eggplant and place them in the baking dish, cut sides up.
  • Drizzle generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tender.
  • Scoop out the eggplant flesh with a spoon and mash it gently with a fork.
  • 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.
  • Add the tomatoes, coriander powder, cumin powder, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 3 - 4 minutes.
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  • 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.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 190°C.
  • Stir the paneer / cottage cheese, grated cheese, salt, and pepper into the eggplant mixture.
  • 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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  • Reserve some of the grated cheese for later.
  • Return the shells to the baking dish. Sprinkle with olive oil.
  • Bake the eggplants for 30 - 40 minutes or until the shells are tender when pierced with a skewer.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese and bake for 10 more minutes till the cheese melts.
  • Serve with garlic bread.
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