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Meatless Moussakka

Ingredients :


Cut brinjals into 1/4 cm thick round slices. Place in a colander, sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 1/2 hour. Peel and cut yam into big pieces and steam till 3/4 cooked(do not over cook). Cool and grate coarsely. Mince onion and garlic. Blanch, peel and chop tomatoes. HEat oil in a fry pan. Squeeze the brinjal slices gently and fry few at a time, drain and remove. In the same oil, saute onion and garlic. Add yam and fry well. Add chilli powder salt and tomatoes. Cook till thick. Melt butte in a saucepan. Add maida and fry for one minute. Add milk, mix till smooth and cook till thick. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1/2 the grated cheese, mix and remove from fire. Grease a baking dish and arrange 1/3 brinjal slices in it. Spread 1/2 the yam mixture over it. Repeat the layers, ending with brinjal. Pour the sauce over it and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Dot with a little butter and bake in a moderate oven (180 degree C) till light brown on top and serve hot.
Serves 6-8
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