This recipe is made with 1 brinjal and when taken as an appetizer it will serve 3 while if taken as a meal it can serve 1 - 2 people.
1 large Round Brinjal
2 Tomatoes sliced thinly to yield half the number of brinjal slices
Cheese sliced thinly to yield half the number of brinjal slices (preferably mozzarella or any cheese of choice)
4 garlic cloves chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for drizzling
Wash and dry the brinjal.
Keeping the stem intact, make thin slices of the brinjal, making incisions almost 2/3rd way upwards such that the brinjal slices stay intact with the whole brinjal.
Rub the slices with salt and keep aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 °C.
Wash and squeeze the brinjal gently to remove excess salt water.
Place tomato slices and cheese slices alternatively in between brinjal slices.
Place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and garlic pieces.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
Bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes depending on the brinjal size and the efficiency of the oven.
It is best to keep a check on the doneness of the brinjal after 25 – 30 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with chopped parsley or basil or coriander.
Taste a piece of heaven!
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