Paneer Eggplant Tower


  • Paneer, sliced – about 50g
  • Eggplant, sliced
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Onions, sliced into long thin pieces
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Sun-dried tomato
  • Basil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Butter, 2 tsp
  • Olive oil, 1 tsp


  1. Slice paneer into large thin squares. Prep the paneer by lightly frying it in a skillet coated with 2tsp butter.
  2. Slice eggplant into discs that fit on top of the paneer. Make egg batter by beating an egg, and adding salt and pepper to it, to taste. Dip eggplant into the batter, and saute (similar to the paneer). You can add some pesto to the eggplant.
  3. Slice onions. Saute them, for about 3 mins, in a mixture of olive oil, butter, a pinch of salt.
  4. Assemble. Make the tower with paneer, eggplant, tomato slice, avocado, onions, and top them off with sundried tomatoes. Season this with some basil.

Possible Modifications

  • Replace avocado with a fried egg, or a couple of sweet potato slices
  • Use brinjal instead of eggplant


  • Calories: ~ 240
  • Fat ~18g
  • Carbs ~ 7g
  • Protein ~ 12g


  • Prep time is less than 15 minutes (thanks Soundarya!)
  • Eat one or two servings of this with a side of mixed vegetables (steamed or sauteed) to make it a filling meal
  • Or eat it as a starter

Recipe idea: Ranjani Shanker

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  • Umaashok2002
    April 25, 2011

    what to use instead of egg??

    • raj
      April 25, 2011

      Just sprinkle some salt & pepper on the eggplant slice and sear it on the pan.

    • arv43
      April 25, 2011

      Use a soft veggie, use mozzarella cheese – for example.

  • Soundarya
    April 26, 2011

    Good Stuff. Ranjani this looks simple to make and I think it will taste awesome. Will surely try it and write back:) keep writing:)

    • Soundarya
      April 26, 2011

      Also forgot if you can maybe put a preparation/cooking time it might be great.

      • raj
        April 25, 2011

        good point. will do!

      • Raj Ganpath
        April 26, 2011

        good point. will do!

        • Soundarya
          April 26, 2011

          ok Samachu saptachu:) yummyness. Prep time is maximum 15mins(i took this long cos i kept going back to my laptop to see i dont miss out on anything. am sure it can be made in lesser time):) I added a tiny square of cheese on top and corriander instead (as basil lil difficult to get ) and edded oregano to the egg batter. It was a super yumm lunch:) waiting for more such awesome recipies:)

          • arv43
            April 26, 2011

            awesome. glad you like it!

  • apu
    April 26, 2011

    looks totally lovely!

  • Reva
    April 26, 2011

    I am going to make this tonight! Something tells me that a little green chutney drizzled on top will make it yummier!

    • arv43
      April 26, 2011

      Yeah, we coated some pesto on the eggplant, which made it even better! green chutney will certainly add something.

  • Leena_davey
    April 26, 2011

    recipe looks great. like the fact that you put in the nutrition break down. pls keep posting more. found u through jugalbandi and then raj’s website

  • ranju
    April 26, 2011

    Thanks everyone! @ Soundarya: Nice variations :) We made do with what we had at home, and I would’ve liked some cilantro on top too!
    @Reva: Try it out and let us know what you thought!

    A good portion of steamed/buttered/curried veggies and even 1/4 cup of curd would seal the deal on this awesome meal!

    • Raj
      April 26, 2011

      how about just eating 8 more of these?!

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