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Grilled Eggplant (Aubergine) Cheesy Sandwich

VegCookBook by Praveena
Family & specially kids friendly, Cheesy Sandwich recipe, having grilled egglant (aubergine) filling. Both Stove Top and Air Fryer methods given below.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine English
Servings 6 triangles

Ingredients
  

  • 1 count Eggplant / Aubergine (large size)
  • 1 count Bell Peppers / Capsicum (large size) (sliced)
  • 1 count Onion (large size) (sliced)
  • as per taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera Powder / Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil (as required to brush)
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Grated Cheese (any variety)
  • a handful Fresh Mint Leaves (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Wash the eggplant, slice into thick round circles, put them into salted water so that they do no get dark in colour.
  • In a small cup, add all these>> red chilli powder, garam masala powder, jeera / ground cumin powder, required salt.
    Apply this spice mix onto both sides of each eggplant disc.

STOVE TOP METHOD:

  • Put a grill pan on stove top under high flame.
    Brush throughout the pan with cooking oil.
    Place the brinjal discs and fry on both sides by turning now & then.
    Pour few drops of oil on he discs.
  • Brush the grill pan again with oil, place the bread slices, apply butter on them. Then apply Mayonnaise.
    Over it put all these>> grated cheese, bell pepper slices, onion slices, grilled eggplant discs, chopped mint leaves, pinch of salt.
  • Place another bread slice on each sandwich.
    Switch the stove on under high flame.
    Grill the sandwich on both sides until it turns as per your desired taste. Might taske 5 mins. Done!

AIR FRYER METHOD:

  • Brush the air fryer mesh with oil. Place the eggplant discs on the air fryer mesh.
    Spray the discs with oil.
    Close the air fryer. Set the time to 10 mins, temperature at 200 C / 390 F.
  • Brush the mesh again with oil, place the bread slice, apply butter.
    Then apply Mayonnaise.
    Over it put all these>> grated cheese, bell pepper slices, onion slices, grilled eggplant discs, chopped mint leaves, pinch of salt.
  • Place another bread slice on the sandwich. Close the air fryer.
    Set the time to 7 to 8 mins, temperature at 200 C / 390 F.
    Let it grill on both sides until it turns as per your desired taste. Done!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST for recipe with step wise PICS & TIPS!
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