April 20, 2015

Cajun Spiced Cheesy Aubergines | Tasty Party Ideas...

I admit I had another post for today - all ready and decked up. But I had to change it for these yummilicious Cajun Spiced Cheesy Aubergines that I made within minutes of reading Suma's recipe.. She  called it Eggplant Pizza, I made one tweak and served it to the husband, who relished it a lot. He's into a lot of healthy eating,  and this flourless bake like the Veg Au Gratin , was very well received. Thanks for the inspiration- that must be the quickest turnaround for my bookmarks, and am sure we shall make it often for all of us are eggplant lovers back home..


There is no prep required, all you need is a 15-17 minutes clear time and the right ingredients. By the time the oven is heated, the veggies are prepped and popped into the oven. You dont really need to hover around for they will be done within the time below. So, so waiting and only devouring.. The cajun really added to the flavour and the texture of the snack was so appetising.

Baking Marathon Day 17 : Cajun Spiced Cheesy Aubergines

Recipe type : Snacks /  Finger food
Course: Appetisers / hors d'oeuvres
Serves : 2
Prep time : 10 mins | Bake time : 15 mins | Serves : 2 adults.
  
Ingredients:
  • Chinese type brinjal (look for big fat shiny purple ones) - 1 large
  • Processed / Mozarella Cheese - 1/4 cup grated
  • Bell peppers - sliced thin - 1/2 cup
  • Cajun Spice powder – ½ TBSP
  • Salt - to taste (I added a teeny weeny sprinkle)
  • Dried herbs - oregano and basil - 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil - 1 tsp


Method:
  1. Preheat oven for 155 C.
  2. Wash, wipe and cut the brinjal into slightly thick discs, discarding the crown. Brush them with olive oil, Cajun Spice powder and sprinkle a teeny pinch of salt over these discs, and pop it in the oven for 10-12 mins on a baking sheet, flipping them once.
  3. Now add a topping of cheese, peppers, dried herbs and bake again for 3-4 mins till cheese melts.
  4. Serve immediately.


17 comments:

  1. I am sure my older one will love this.

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  2. I am salivating looking at the pictures. It is my bedtime and I think I am going to dream these tonight. Indeed quick and delicious recipe.

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  3. I wish I was not allergic to brinjals these would have surely disappeared from the screen ! My one time favourite :((

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  4. Yum yum.. Even I have bookmarked it from Suma's blog... You have done it so beautifully...

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  5. Not a fan of eggplant but roasted vegetables bring out the best flavors. Very cheesy.

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  6. indeed good turnarund, even i have bookmarked it, but my family is not too encouraging with eggplants, I have plans to make this using zucchini some time, cajun spice is nice addition

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  7. I've Suma's eggplant pizza bookmarked to try and good for you for trying it out already. You are tempting me to try it out very soon. Cajun spice sounds yumm!!

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  8. Cant resist to this super cheesy aubergines, just makes me drool.. Well done Kalyani.

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  9. Look so cheesy and tempting.. I too have bookmarked the recipe..

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  10. This is in my to do list for long time and I am keep on postponing it.. Now you tempted me to try..These looks very tempting Kalyani..

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  11. That's a great looking eggplant Kalyani and must have been the shortest bookmarked one to make it..:)

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  12. All my favorite veggies with cheese. How can I say no to this. Gonna try it out.

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  13. They look good and cajun spice mix must have lent them a different flavor. And thanks for the mention. :)

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  14. They look so inviting. And what a nutritious way to eat mini pizzas!!!

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  15. I wanted to bake something similar with the brought. And then changed to baked brinjal sticks. Love this one Kalyani and looks so tempting,Am making this soon.

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  16. This is so yummy! We love eggplant parm in our house and I make it this way most of the time :)

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  17. Aww, tempting, tempting!!! I wanted to make these for dinner idea themes, but then changed last minute!!! Looks super delicious and that cajun spice must give a nice oomphh to the brinjal!!!

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Cheers
Kalyani

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