Grilled Eggplant Sandwich with Hung Yoghurt Garlic and Basil Spread

[dropcap]E[/dropcap] ating out does not only give a good break from the kitchen chores but also ideas for new recipes to be tried at home. This sandwich is a combination of few things I liked while on a cooking break. Hope you might like it too. Recipe for Yoghurt spread is adapted from here. I loved her tip about keeping hung yoghurt in fridge.

I have followed the recipe from one of my previous posts here and grilled the eggplant instead of baking it. You can keep it a little slushy or grill till crisp as per your preference.


1 big eggplant –

For Yoghurt Spread
400 gms of Yoghurt
2 garlic pods – crushed
salt to taste
2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
fresh ground pepper to taste
7-8 basil leaves – finely chopped

  • Pour yoghurt into a sieve with a fine mesh or lined with a muslin cloth. Place it on a bowl. Keep this is fridge for at least 7-8 hours.
  • Mix the crushed garlic in olive oil well. Mix this with yoghurt.
  • Add salt, pepper and basil leaves and mix. Chill in fridge till use.
  • Apply this spread generously on the bread slices.
  • Layer the grilled eggplants on one side. Cover it with the other slice and enjoy the sandwich!

I have photographed the sandwich with tomato but found tomatoes were overshadowing the taste of eggplants a bit. I personally like it better without tomatoes but you can add more eggplant slices with tomatoes and try it out. I think hash brown potatoes might also go good with this. I’ll also recommend to use the yoghurt mixture within a day or two.

Sending this to Sandwich Mela event hosted by Srivalli of cooking4allseasons
10 Responses to “Grilled Eggplant Sandwich with Hung Yoghurt Garlic and Basil Spread”
  1. Chitra says:

    looks so tempting…

  2. Taste Junction says:

    This looks like a great way to start the day or mid -day snack too!!

  3. Priya says:

    Seriously i cant take my eyes from ur click,sooo tempting sandwich..

  4. Saras says:

    Your click driving me mad..Want to try this yummy sandwich..

  5. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    sounds lovely – so healthy and delicious. I agree – it's great to eat out once in a while – I'm always looking for inspiration!Mary

  6. Vardhini says:

    Wow .. such an inviting sandwich .. love grilled egg plant.VardhiniEvent: Fast food not Fat food

  7. Srivalli says:

    Very lovely shot..thanks for sending it across..

  8. Anjali Bapna Shukla says:

    The yogurt garlic basil spread looks divine! I'm sure it must be creamy, soothing and just so tantalizing… 🙂

  9. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Thank you everyone for your yummy comments 🙂

  10. Kadhyaa... says:

    thats such awesome post and teh page is awesome

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