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eggplant parmigiana recipe

eggplant parmesan is a delicious italian baked dish of eggplant with tomato-herb sauce and cheese.

5 from 4 votes
total time:
50minutes

eggplant parmigiana recipe with step by step pics – eggplant parmesan is a delicious italian baked dish of eggplant with tomato-herb sauce and cheese.

eggplant parmigiana

eggplant or aubergine or what we call as ‘baingan’ in hindi is a my favorite veggies. no one at home is fond of this veggie so much as me. so when i make eggplant based dishes, most of the time its for myself. one has to be selfish at times 😉

amongst a few italian recipes i like with eggplant are an eggplant pasta (which an italian colleague had made once for all of us) and eggplant sticks.

i had made this eggplant parmigiana long time back and the recipe was still in the drafts. so today being a hectic day i thought why not add this baked italian vegetarian recipe.

the eggplant parmigiana recipe is simple enough to be made. usually parmesan cheese is used. its difficult for me to get vegetarian parmesan cheese, so i used mozzarella cheese. you can also use cheddar cheese.

if you like baked eggplant dishes or even just any dish with eggplant for that matter, then you will like this cheesy tangy and succulent aubergine recipe.

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eggplant parmigiana recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time:35 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:50 mins
eggplant parmesan is a delicious italian baked dish of eggplant with tomato-herb sauce and cheese.
eggplant parmigiana recipe
Course:main course,side dish
Cuisine:italian,world
Servings:2

INGREDIENTS FOR eggplant parmigiana recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1 medium sized bhartha baingan (aubergine or eggplant or brinjal)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil or ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 small to medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped - about 2 cups of finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (lahsun) - finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying the eggplants
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for the sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white or red wine (optional)
  • 40 to 50 grams cheese, mozarella or cheddar
  • salt as required
  • black pepper as required

HOW TO MAKE eggplant parmigiana recipe

pan frying the eggplant

  • rinse and slice the eggplant (baingan) lengthwise in 3 to 4 mm width slices.
  • spread some salt all over them. mix the salt and keep them for 15-20 minutes.
  • then rinse them in water and dry them completely.
  • heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan. fry the eggplant slices in batches till golden.
  • drain on paper towels so that the excess of oil is absorbed.

making sauce for eggplant parmesan

  • the oil in the pan would almost be over. in the same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil
  • add the finely chopped onion and garlic. saute till the onions are translucent.
  • then add the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes soften and become pulpy.
  • add the wine, salt, pepper and saute for a minute.
  • then add the oregano and basil and saute for a minute.

baking eggplant parmesan

  • brush the pan with olive oil. first make a layer of half of the tomato-herb sauce.
  • then arrange 3 to 4 slices of the fried aubergines. grate some cheese on top.
  • layer with the remaining of the tomato sauce.
  • place the last slices of the aubergines.
  • grate cheese on the top to almost cover the whole pan.
  • in a preheated oven bake the eggplant parmesan for 8-10 minutes at 200 degrees C till the cheese melts.
  • serve eggplant parmesan hot or warm.
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how to make eggplant parmigiana recipe

1. rinse and slice one medium sized eggplant lengthwise in 3 to 4 mm thick slices. spread some salt all over them. toss as well mix the salt with the slices. keep them on a plate for 15-20 minutes.

eggplant for eggplant parmigiana recipe

2. then rinse them in water and dry them completely with a kitchen cotton towel or paper towel.

eggplant for eggplant parmigiana recipe

3. heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan. pan fry the eggplant slices in batches till golden. do make sure that the oil is hot enough. eggplants absorb a lot of oil while frying. if the oil is not hot, then the eggplants will become too oily after being fried. if you do not want to pan fry the eggplants, then you can even grill or bake them.

frying eggplant for eggplant parmigiana recipe

4. drain on paper towels so that the excess of oil is absorbed.

fried eggplant for eggplant parmigiana recipe

making sauce for eggplant parmesan

5. the oil in the pan would almost be over. in the same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil. add the finely chopped onion and garlic. saute till the onions are translucent.

onions for eggplant parmigiana recipe

6. then add the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes soften and become pulpy.

tomatoes for eggplant parmigiana recipe

7. add the wine, salt, pepper and saute for a minute. skip wine if making for kids.

salt for eggplant parmigiana recipe

8. then add the oregano and chopped fresh basil and saute for a minute. you can also use dried basil instead of fresh basil. switch off the flame and keep the tomato-herb sauce aside.

basil for eggplant parmigiana recipe

baking eggplant parmesan

9. preheat your oven at 200 degrees celsius. brush a baking pan lightly with olive oil. first make a layer with half portion of the tomato-herb sauce.

making eggplant parmigiana recipe

10. then arrange 3 to 4 fried eggplant slices on the top. directly grate some cheese on top evenly.

making eggplant parmigiana recipe

12. layer with the remaining half of the tomato herb sauce. place the last slices of the eggplant. grate cheese on the top to almost cover the whole pan. if you have breadcrumbs, then you can sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top of the cheese.

making eggplant parmigiana recipe

in a preheated oven bake the eggplant parmigiana for 8-10 minutes at 200 degrees C or till the cheese melts or gets golden. serve eggplant parmigiana hot or warm.

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18 comments/reviews

  1. I tried your Mirchi Ka Salaan today. It came out amazingly good. My wife and my daughter just loved it and so did I. This looks yummy. I am going to try this tomorrow. Thanks a ton Dassana for being out there on the web.

  2. Hi Dassana,
    The recipe turned out very good.. My family loved it. Thanks a lot for sharing your recipes. Hey Dassana, could u pls pass on your recipe of tomato puree..

  3. Hi Dassana , Made it today also added pasta to it n it was yummmmmmmm. Husband loved it. Thnks a ton

  4. Hi.. Thanks for all your recipes, I tried many and it came out very very good.
    First of all sorry, my question is about tomato soup and i could n’t find option to response there.
    I have a small question, here in my location cream is not available, in shops i saw california sour cream many times but i don’t know it is same or different, if not what can be used instead of cream?

  5. It is egg plant in my parlance. I love it, especially the baby ones. It’s a great recipe for those of us who are gluten-intolerant. I am also lactose intolerant so I’d probably skip the cheese and simmer the other ingredients. Sounds good!

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