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Baked Paneer Spinach Stuffed Aubergines

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This is a diabetic-friendly and gluten-free recipe for Baked Paneer Spinach Stuffed Aubergines and super delicious. You should try it out!

For those of you lucky enough to have access to the Spice Tailor kits, here’s a lovely vegetarian and Diabetic friendly recipe!

What is Eggplant / Aubergine 

Eggplant, aubergine, or brinjal is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit. Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition.

Baked Paneer Spinach Stuffed Aubergines

What is Paneer

Paneer, also known as ponir or Indian cottage cheese, is a fresh acid-set cheese common in the Indian subcontinent made from cow or buffalo milk. It is a non-aged, non-melting soft cheese made by curdling milk with a fruit- or vegetable-derived acid, such as lemon juice

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Baked Paneer Spinach Stuffed Aubergines

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For those of you lucky enough to have access to the Spice Tailor kits, here’s a lovely vegetarian and Diabetic friendly recipe!

  • Author: EsmeSalon.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 pack of The Spice Tailor Classic Butter Chicken, sauces are all gluten-free and vegetarian too.
  • 23 tbsp. olive oil
  • 250g of paneer – or firm tofu, cut into 2 cm cubes (Chef’s note: stick to Paneer)
  • 2 medium eggplants, cut in half lengthways
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium red chilies, left whole but pierced with the tip of a knife
  • 100g baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (Fan 160°C / Gas Mark 4).
  2. Slash into the eggplants’ flat surfaces crosswise, and then again on the other
    diagonal, and scoop out the flesh leaving a 1 cm border all around.
  3. Season, drizzle over some oil, and bake until just soft, around 10-12 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, chop the eggplant flesh you scooped out into smallish cubes.
  5. Heat the oil in a non-stick saucepan. Add the onion, eggplant, chili, and seasoning.
  6. Cook until soft and golden.
  7. Add the base sauce from the small pouch and the main sauce from the larger pouch and the spices from The Spice Tailor Classic Butter Chicken sachet, along with the paneer – or firm tofu, the spinach, and 75ml water.
  8. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce is creamy and coating the paneer.
  9. Adjust seasoning to taste and spoon the filling into the eggplant boats.
  10. Bake for another 5 minutes, then serve.

The Spice Tailor Classic Butter Chicken

You can substitute the kit with a straightforward regular butter chicken/murgh makhani sauce. So all the usual suspects, are onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, tomato, chili, fenugreek.

Notes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 614
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 776
  • Fat: 44
  • Saturated Fat: 14
  • Unsaturated Fat: 26
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 24
  • Cholesterol: 67

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