Aubergine Pizzas

Aubergine Pizzas

While a healthy pizza was the original intent behind this recipe, seems there’s more to it amidst this Pandemic! Had never imagined that getting uninterrupted supplies of a staple like bread would be uphill…

Well this recipe not only saves you from this quagmire but turns out to be quite versatile as well! Those not great fans of this purple egg shaped old world plant can effortlessly substitute it with paneer or zucchini, keeping the “health quotient” perfectly intact, and yet relish distinct flavors of the quintessential pizza!

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Course Main Course
Servings 2 – 3 persons
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes

Ingredients for the Pizza Sauces

(1 cup = 200 ml; 1 tbsp = 15 ml)

(makes 1 cup)

6 – 7 Nos. Large tomatoes
4 – 5 Garlic cloves, crushed
5 – 6 Basil leaves
1 – 2 tbsp Olive oil
A pinch Oregano seasoning
A pinch Chili flakes
A pinch Sugar
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Aubergine Pizzas

(1 cup = 200 ml; 1 tbsp = 15 ml)

2 Nos. Big and oblong aubergines ½” (cut length-wise into thick slices)
Olive oil for brushing.
Salt to season
2 tbsp Green capsicum, finely chopped
6 – 8 Cherry tomatoes, halved
5 – 6 tbsp Mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese
A few Basil leaves for garnishing chili flakes to season

Instructions for the Pizza Sauce

1. Boil the tomatoes in water for 8 – 10 minutes until the skin peels off.
2. Switch off the flame. Discard the water. Peel the tomatoes and puree. Strain the puree.
3. Heat olive oil in a pan. Sauté the crushed garlic until the caw smell disappears.
4. Add the puree and coon on a medium flame. Add basil, oregano, salt and sugar.
5. Let it boil for 8 – 10 minutes until it thickens. Use as required.

Instructions for the aubergine pizzas

1. Wash and cut the aubergine into ½” thick slices lengthwise. Arrange them on a parchment paper (baking sheet).
2. Brush the slices with olive oil on both sides. Season with a little salt on one side.

3. Top the seasoned slice with 1-2 tbsp of pizza sauce.

4. Add in the chopped capsicum, 1-2 cherry tomato halves. Season with chilli flakes. Finally cover the slice with grated cheese.  Prepare the remaining slices accordingly.

5. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Bake the pizza slices for about 10-12 minutes until the eggplant is cooked and cheese melts. Serve immediately.


1. Choose the thick oblong fresh aubergines for this.
2. In case of many seeds, scrape it out with a knife.
3. You can add any toppings on the pizza sauce of your choice.
4. Place the warm grilled patty on it. Top with 1 tbsp chilled coleslaw on top.
5. In case of round aubergine (the bharta ones) cut into roundels
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