Eggplant Parmagiana with Quinoa Flakes

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Eggplant Parmagiana with Quinoa Flakes
Italian eggplants baked with tomato sauce with parmagiana served on a bed of Spaghetti Mama Mia – Molte Bene! Well, that’s almost it. But I used quinoa instead of breadcrumbs for the crust.
I am hoping my picture will speak the rest of the words J My limbs are like spaghetti – yes, just the kind I served the eggplant on -no jokes- My little one has a swim class and dad volunteered be the parent in charge and allowed me to take a swim for the first time in 4 months– my fingers are weak and jelly-like too. Woe is me L However, I am no shirker! I will give you my recipe –
Eggplant Parmesan

Ingredients

2 medium sized Italian eggplant (the gundu kathirikai)
Olive oil 3-4 tbsp
1sprig of fresh rosemary and  crushed oregano
I also used some freshed garlic and onion chives
½ cup of grated parmesan
1 cup of quinoa flakes (to substitute bread crumbs)
1tbsp crushed red pepper (optional)
1 tsp crushed black peppers
1 cup of tomato sauce of choice
We like the Harris Teeter store brand – recently discovered their sauces are a beast!
Preparation
Set overn to 400
Cut eggplant into thin slivers
Add some salt and Red Wine vinegar (or balsamic) and set in a colander
The water will drain.
Then, brush with olive oil on both sides and place on a greased pan
Place the eggplant on the pan and sprinkle the spices and sprinkle a a few quinoa flakes over it
Bake for 10 minutes
Remove and add the sauce, the rest of the quinoa  and the Parmesan in that order and bake for 10 more minutes
Turn oven to broil and allow the top to brown for about 3-5 minutes – keep a watch
In the meantime, get your angel hair/spaghetti ready
Add the same sauce and turn once – Use spices desired
Serve pasta in a bowl and the eggplant over and serve hot. A good glass of red wine is a perfect accompaniment to this dish – Enjoy-uh 😉

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March 23, 2011

41 Comments

  1. Looks awesome…so tempting.
    liked the presentation.

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  2. am drooling here priya-lovely recipe and yes the pics speak volumes !!!!!!

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  3. I am a big fan of Eggplant Parmesan..:-) Great idea to top it with Quinoa…Looks soo appetizing

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  4. genious! you are amazing, Priya. I used an eggplant last night, but would have never thought of this! So on my menu for next week it goes!

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  5. I love these grilled eggplants, perfect complete meal. Looks very yumm.

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  6. Splendid…you are making me hungry' that is simply irresistible dinner there, wanna stop by at ur house, hehe:):)

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  7. This looks too tempting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  8. Love Eggplant Parmesan,this looks wonderful..yummy

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  9. thats a nice one Priya….quinoa flakes surely gives it a new touch and healthy one too! the whole dish is too good!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  10. This is a lovely entry. I've been browsing through some of your earlier entries as well. You create beautiful food here. It is a pleasure to visit your blog and I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  11. Looks gorgeous Priya! loved the concept of eggplants with quinoa and lovely presentation…

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  12. awesome recipe PRiya, sure it's a treat for egg plant lovers..very yummy

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  13. lovely and delicious recipe :) looks tempting :)

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  14. looks awesome… and tastes heavenly… lovely recipe…

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  15. Wonderful recipe and Pictures are awesome.And thanks for the tip on Harris Teeter sauce,never tried it.

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  16. wonderful meal and lovely ,greasy eggplant…

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  17. Fantastic n drool worthy tempting dish …lovely!

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  18. Simply irresistible, love the way u used quinoa flakes….delicious!

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  19. tempting recipe.. love eggplant parm. looks fantastic..

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  20. the picture looks great!
    such a fancy elegant, yet simple dish to prepare.
    i love the cup of wine haha!

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  21. the picture looks great!
    such a fancy elegant, yet simple dish to prepare.
    i love the cup of wine haha!

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  22. Looks fantastic, addition of Quinoa flakes is real interesting.

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  23. Love love looooooove eggplant Parmesan. Your method looks simple, healthy and delicious.

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  24. What a good idea to use quinoa – healthy and delicious!

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  25. Very tempting!!!!! Have some awards for you in my space!!!! pls collect them!!!

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  26. Grilled eggplant is a heavenly dish.. Have not yet tried with pasta.. sure to try!! Pics look inviting Priya… :-)

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  27. Beautiful.. and i have started my event Treat to Eyes series-2, do participate:)

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