Quinoa Stuffed Baked Eggplants – Healthy and Gluten Free


I am so glad to have stuffed eggplants with quinoa, it was delicious... This was the first time I am cooking with quinoa and I loved how fluffy and nutty it was. Good thing is it's gluten free so even my hubby could have it. During my last visit to bulk barn I had bought quinoa and I had been thinking of making something out of it for so long. My wait ended when I saw eggplants in my refrigerator, I had a feeling that it would be good to stuff the eggplants with cooked quinoa and then bake it. I didn't want to postpone for any longer this time and so made it right away. I first cooked quinoa along with some veggies which took about 20 minutes, then stuffed the baked eggplant with it, sprinkled with cheese and again baked it for 20 minutes. The eggplant was perfectly baked and the quinoa along with cheese tasted incredible. A very healthy meal which can be made very easily. What is Quinoa: Quinoa is not a grain but the seeds of a leafy plant. Health benefits of Quinoa: Quinoa is one of

What you will need

Eggplants, cut vertically into halves- 1 or 2

Parmesan cheese, grated- to sprinkle while baking

Quinoa- 1 cup

Oil- 2 tbsp

Whole cardamom- 2

Whole cloves- 1

Whole cinnamon- 2 inch slice

Bay leaves- 1

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp

Ginger, chopped- 2 tsp

Garlic, chopped- 2 tsp

Onion, chopped small- 1 large

Zucchini, chopped small- 3

Eggplant flesh scooped out and chopped small

Chili powder- 1½ tsp

Coriander powder- 1½ tsp

Cumin powder- ½ tsp

Garam masala- ½ tsp

Water- 2 cups

Cilantro, chopped- 2 handful

Lemon juice- 1 tsp

Salt- to taste


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