Eggplant meatballs-meat-less balls

Eggplant meatballs

I had some eggplants/aubergines in the fridge 2 days ago and I wanted cook them in a different way. Being a big fan of meatballs I thought why not making eggplants/aubergines meatballs but without meat. That’s when I remembered about eating aubergine meatballs in a family party. Me and my husband loved the results because all you need is just eggplant, cheese, bread crumbs and oil and enjoyed very much cooking this as I prepared the eggplants and he helped me with the cheese and frying them afterwards.

To make these 6 nice eggplants/aubergines meat-less balls you will need:

3 eggplants/aubergines

1 mozzarella

1 egg

100 gr Parmesan cheese

50 gr of soaked bread

100 gr Bread Crumbs

Black Pepper

Fresh Mint (optional)

Fresh Parsley (you can use the dried one if you have that)

Sun Flower Oil for frying

Get ready to cook:

First wet the bread and firmly squeeze it afterwards and put aside.

Chop the eggplants/aubergines into pieces and boil them for about 10 minutes, after that drain the eggplants/aubergines really well and let them cool. After that, put the eggplants/aubergines in a bowl and add the egg,Parmesan cheese, the wet bread ,salt,black pepper,mint and mix very well.

After that, with your hands make the meatballs putting the mozzarella cheese in the middle and then closing the meat-less ball afterwards.

Please note that you can use the amount of cheese that you like, you can even use cheddar instead of mozzarella. This recipe it is all about treating ourselves so put whatever you prefer to. 🙂

Now put the bread crumbs on a plate and after that cover the meat-less ball with the bread crumbs (this will prevent the cheese to come out while frying them). We used a small deep pan to fry and put the oil on it (please make sure the oil is hot before frying this way they will fry evenly and won’t absorb any oil) and when the oil was hot we (well my husband) fried them until golden. That’s it.

There are some days when  after a hard day at work, you really want some comfort food a good glass of wine and a nice movie and this eggplants/aubergines really made my day.

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141 comments

  1. These look delicious! I shared this with a few friends who are eggplant lovers!

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    1. Thank you so much susanvanallen, you are really kind, I hope you and you friends will like the recipe. Thank you very much for sharing, I really appreciate. 🙂
      Best regards,
      Alice

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  2. Yum!! Those look great!!

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    1. Thank you very much, really appreciated!! 🙂

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  3. Looks so delish! Gotta try this one these days ☺️ Thanks for sharing 😉

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    1. You’re welcome, you are really kind 🙂

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  4. I will surely try it. I love aubergines

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    1. The aubergines taste is so delicious, love it 🙂

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  5. Yummo! I am definitely going to try this recipe 🙂

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    1. you’re welcome, that is so nice 🙂

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  6. Yum! This looks so healthy (I need a bit more of that in my diet…)!

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    1. Thank you the Lu Life, please give it a go I think you will like it. Fingers crossed! 🙂

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      1. Yes! I’m not sure it will look as amazing as yours considering my cooking skills… but I will try my best!

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      2. I am sure it will be delicious, the important thing is that you enjoy it! 🙂

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  7. Wow they look so delicious, great recipe, definitely going to give this a try, thanks 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much NeetaBali. I am so happy you like the recipe. It was something we cooked the other day and really enjoyed and I thought why not sharing and you need a few ingredients! I really hope you will like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Alice, I’m definitely going to try this and will blog about it too – love this recipe and I’m sure it will turn out great, your pics make me drool!!! xox

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      2. Wow thank you NeetaBali, I am really looking forward to hearing about it now! Thank you again! 🙂
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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  8. This looks really good! I wonder of it would work with gluten-free bread crumbs.

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    1. I don’t think it would make any difference if you used gluten-free bread crumbs, they are used just to give the extra crunch from the outside. So please give it a go! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. Fabulous recipe! I never thought to use eggplant this way….they look delicious!

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    1. Thank you very much, my husband love eating eggplant, so we cook it in lots of different way, if you need some other ideas about “eggplant recipe”, please have a look in the “recipes page” next to “about page”, thanks a lot for the nice words 🙂

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  10. Looks amazing Alice!!! My husband loves aubergines too! Will definitely give this a go very soon!!! Farianti 😊

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    1. Thank you Farianti, maybe you could cook this together with your husband, I really hope both of you will like the results!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. This looks really good! Save me some! 😛

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    1. Thank you very much but it’s too late! 🙂

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      1. I was just kidding. Hehe 😉 Thank you so much for posting the recipe! Hopefully one day soon, I’ll have the time to try cooking this. Blessings! 🙂

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      2. Thank you very much for the nice words 🙂

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      3. You’re welcome. 🙂

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  12. Love it. Great idea.

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment.
      🙂

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  13. I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am for stumbling upon your blog! Just the few posts I have seen look very heavenly, delicious, and down to earth. 🙂 Can’t wait to try out this amazing recipe!

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    1. Wow this comment really made my day, I am really happy and delighted that you like my blog. Thank you so much I really appreciate. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  14. Wow, these sounds delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much oceanviewkitchen, I really appreciate! 🙂

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  15. Wow, my meatballs are put to shame! These look delicious and perfectly round! Kudos to you! I’m hungry!!!!

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    1. Lol, the important thing is enjoying our food

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    2. Thank you very much for the nice comment, I really appreciate! 🙂

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  16. The aubergine really does look like meat! They sound lovely.

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    1. Thank very much for the nice comment Corina, you are right it does look like meat! 🙂

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  17. Very good idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment, I really appreciate! 🙂

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  18. Eggplant “meat” balls! What a great (and delicious) idea, Alice! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much Patty for the nice words, I really appreciate! 🙂

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  19. It’s like an infinitely more edible version of a scotch egg! Definitely giving this a go

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words, I am happy you would like to try it, please let me know how it goes! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  20. chantalbolleman · · Reply

    Wauw They look Amazing

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    1. Thank you so much chantalbolleman, I really appreciate! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. chantalbolleman · ·

        I’m going to make them next week. Best wishes Chantal

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      2. Thank you so much and please let me know how it goes!
        🙂

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  21. Now I finally now what to do with the eggplant that I bought the day before yesterday 🙂 thanks for this recipe!

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    1. You’re welcome, my husband loves eggplants we cook them in lots of different way, if you need some other ideas please check this stuffed eggplants/vegetables recipe https://aalifemoment.com/2014/03/15/stuffed-vegetables-with-tuna/,
      thank you very much for the nice words, really appreciated!! 🙂

      Best wishes
      Alice

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  22. I never thought of cooking aubergines in this way. a very interesting way to present this veggie, esp. to kids who do not like its taste. A must try ….

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    1. Wow, thanks a lot, I agree kids like happy food,
      please let me know if your kids will like the recipe 🙂

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      1. I am going to try this soon . I am sure they will like this . Will keep the aubergine bit a secret and let them guess 🙂

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      2. Brilliant idea, fingers crossed 🙂

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  23. I will definitely be trying this recipe! I love aubergines. I think people who think they don’t like them have never had them properly prepared, especially here in the US.

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    1. I totally agree sometime people don’t like something because it’s not cooked in a proper way, my hubby loves aubergines and we cook them in lots of different way,
      thank for commenting and thanks a lot for the nice word 🙂

      Best wishes
      Alice

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  24. Great idea! I’m definitely going to give this a try 🙂 I’m wondering though … do you reckon they’d be OK baked rather than fried? Trying to lose some weight here and as delicious as they look, I think the frying adds a bit to the calorie count! :O

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    1. Absolutely yes, you can bake them rather than frying “the only problem is that you won’t have crispy finish” but other than that I think the meat-less balls will be ok.
      Just make sure to preheat the oven before baking them!
      Thank you for liking the recipe and please let me know how it goes! 🙂
      Alice

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      1. Sure will 🙂 I’ve bookmarked it and shared it with my mum too – I’m sure her and dad would be up for it too! thanks for posting it!

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      2. Wow I am so happy to hear that, I am sure your mum’s will be delicious because mums food is always the best! 🙂 Say thank you to your mum for trying to make this recipe.
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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      3. will do 🙂 x

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  25. Great idea, I am totally looking forward to trying these out. N.

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    1. Thank you very much thejameskitchen and thank you for trying the recipe. Please let me know how it turns out! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Hi Alice, definitely will, they look fantastic. Nicole

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      2. Thank you Nicole, I really appreciate!
        🙂

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  26. These look so beautiful…. Now I know what I’m making next time I have eggplant. 😛 Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You’re welcome, I really hope you will like it, you’re really kind, please let me know how it goes 🙂

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      1. 🙂 Of course. I’ll make sure to let you know.

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      2. Thank you again for commenting and vising my blog 🙂

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      3. Anytime. 🙂 Who wouldn’t want to visit such an awesome blog?

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      4. You are very kind! 🙂

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      5. Thank you. 🙂

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  27. These really look divine. I think I’m addicted to aubergines, and now I have another lovely recipe to add to my collection. Thank you 🙂

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    1. My husband is aubergine addictided too, we cook lots of recipes using it, thank you very much for your really nice words,
      I hope you will like this and the next recipes 🙂
      Best wishes
      Alice

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  28. Defiantly try this! I never thought of this! what a great idea! love the ingredients! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very very much, My husband truly love aubergines so we cook it in lots of different ways, thanks again 🙂

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  29. Wow, those look so impossibly meaty, I would never have guess that it’s all eggplant based on looks alone! What a killer shot- You really captured that cheese-pull in all its gooey glory.

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    1. Thank you Hannah for the nice words, you are right, if you look them from from a distance they look like normal meatballs but in fact there is just eggplant and cheese there! 🙂
      Thank you again!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  30. These look so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you very much 🙂

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  31. Olala! You are really successful with your fantastic posts! That recipe (very similar) I had 2days ago, was fantastic, but cooked our friend from Italy!! Cheers. K.

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    1. I exaclty know what you mean, me and my husband love Italy and Italian food, thank you very much for your lovely words, I am really happy that you appreciate my posts, I hope you will like next recipes as well,

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  32. These look delicious!

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    1. Thank you very much, you’re always really kind !!! 🙂

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  33. Reblogged this on rebloggobbler.

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    1. Thank you very much, I love cooking new recipes 🙂

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  34. I made your dish yesterday. Super good and delicious it turned out. No one in my family could guess what was in it. They all loved it. I told them I found this recipe from your blog. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Wow you really made my day, I am super happy to hear that you and your family liked it. It feels really good to hear that other people like your recipes. I am grateful to you and say a big enormous “thank you” to all your family! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Most welcome. And best wishes to you too from my family. And please keep coming up with more such interesting recipes 🙂

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      2. Thank you so much for being so kind to me, It is good to share experiences and interests with good positive like minded people! Happy Sunday! 🙂
        Alice

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  35. Yum! I love eggplant and cheese and food shaped into balls – no way I’m not trying these beauties!

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    1. Lol, thank you so much for the nice words, please try them I am sure you will like the recipe.
      Thank you again for the kind words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  36. This is so creative! I am definitely interested in trying these! Bookmarking them! 😀

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    1. Wow, I’m really happy to know that you liked my recipe,
      I really hope you will enjoy it as much as I did,
      Thank you again for the very nice words 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. I really do…I love making new and creative things! Looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

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      2. Thank you Lori,
        I hope you will like and enjoy my next recipes,

        Best wishes,
        Alice

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  37. mmm, your recipes are so inspiring! Great blog!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, you are really nice!
      🙂

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  38. Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! I am going to try this when my eggplants start producing in my garden. 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words,
      I really hope you will like the recipe with your home-growing eggplants 🙂

      Well done on growing your own eggplants because I know it’s not easy 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Actually, I’ve had good success growing them here in South Carolina. They love the heat. And I love making my eggplant parmesan and freezing some of it for eating in the winter. Eggplant fries are good, too. And eggplant casserole. And now your eggplant meat-less balls. Bring on the eggplant!!
        Rosemarie

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      2. Wow, I love eggplant parmesan,too. It is delicious. Thank you Rosemary for the nice words, I am so happy you like the recipe! 🙂
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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  39. Oh, these sound great!

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    1. Thank you very much, really appreciated 🙂
      I hope you will like my next recipes as well 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  40. These look amazing!! I’m definitely going to have to give them a try!

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    1. Thank you very very much 🙂
      Please let me know if you need any help 🙂

      Best Regards,
      Alice

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  41. Sarah · · Reply

    Mouthwatering!!! 😀

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah for the kind words! I really appreciate! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  42. YUM!! I’m going to try this with gluten free bread/bread crumbs. Can’t wait! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for trying this recipe, I hope you will like it as much ad I do!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  43. I am hoping to have a large harvest of eggplants from my garden this year. I already have a cute little eggplant growing. 🙂 Do you think that you could bake them instead of frying them?

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    1. Thank you Sarah for stopping by, yes, you definitely can bake them instead of frying the only problem is that you won’t have the crunchy texture from the outside but other than that the meatballs will taste the same. 🙂 Thank you again for stopping by and good luck on your eggplants. There is nothing better than cooking with your own ingredients.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  44. Wow, so yummy sounding! Can’t wait to try 🙂 I love all the different recipes you have on here and the look of your blog. Definitely going to make an effort to cook more and try some of these things!

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    1. Thank you so much Dayna Reyna for the very nice words, I really do appreciate and feel delighted. Hope you will like the recipes! Thank you again! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  45. Ummey @notbikiniready · · Reply

    These look delicious !

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    1. Thank you so much Ummey for the very nice words! I really hope you get the change to try them! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  46. Junita Bognanni · · Reply

    Yum! I’m going through a mini-eggplant obsession right now. This recipe looks right up my alley 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Junita for visiting and trying the recipe, I really hope you will like the meat-less balls and please let me know how it goes!
      Thank you again, 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  47. Reblogged this on Sunanda Kesavadas and commented:
    For the Indian version or kofta, we could go with a bit of garam masala, bit of ginger-garlic paste, a bit of green chili paste for spicing things up…. Will try!

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    1. Thank you so much Sunanda Kesavadas for sharing the post. The Indian version sounds delicious I will definitely try it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  48. Thanks for the idea with egg plant; we usually make veg-balls with raw banana or cottage cheese or potatoes etc. and adding spices and ginger-garlic paste (can’t do without these!)

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    1. That looks like a very delicious idea adding the ginger-garlic paste, it is very interesting! Thank you for the lovely words, hope you get the chance to try it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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