Baked Brinjal/Eggplant with a side salad. This is the Vegan Version made with non dairy cheddar cheese
Delicious Baked Brinjal made with regular Cheddar Cheese
The vegetable, Brinjal, is also known as Eggplant, Baingan,Kathrikai and Aubergine, amongst other names. There are also several varieties with varying shapes and sizes. It is used in a number of cuisines and can be prepared in myriad ways. The large, globe brinjal is used in this recipe.
I learned to prepare Baked Brinjals from my mother-in-law, Parasathee Pather, who was an excellent cook. Baked Brinjal is one of her family's favorites, since it is delicious and so very different from the more common Indian style of making a curry.
My mother-in-law usually served Baked Brinjals on special occasions. It was a welcome treat for her sons as nobody else in the extended family made such a dish.
This recipe is being published to recognize some of the ways in which my mother in law, was such a caring and creative person. Here is the recipe.
Baked Eggplant Just out of the Oven
The shell has been filled and eggplant is ready to be baked
All the ingredients mixed together
Cheese and breadcrumbs being added to saute´d eggplant
Egglant saute´d with onions, garlic and chilies
Pulp of Egglant and ingredients to be used
Images of the whole egglant, sliced, micowaved, scooped, with remaining shell, bread & breadcrumbs
This recipe is largely contributed by my husband. My mother-in-law used butter and regular cheddar cheese in her recipe. I have made a few changes like using olive oil and vegan cheddar cheese in this version. I have used regular cheddar cheese as well, on other ocassions.
I use the words, brinjal, eggplant and aubergine interchangeably, as they all refer to the same vegetable. This dish can be made very easily and fairly quickly, and you will be rewarded with a delicious meal.
You may choose to use either vegan or regular cheese when making this dish. Both taste very good. Baked Eggplant accompanied by a salad and garlic bread makes a delicious and satifying meal.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to celebrate your mother as well, submit a recipe of your own via email to me, Nirmala, at:
I will respond to inquiries. The site will be regularly updated with tasty recipes and hints and tips. You will find my contact information at Contact
Now quickly and easily navigate to your next destination.