Make lengthwise slits in the aubergines.
Place in boiling salted water for 5-7 minutes.
Drain and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
Mix all other ingredients except butter.
Stuff mixture well into brinjals.
If necessary tie with a string to keep intact.
Melt butter and brush over all brinjals.
Arrange in a shallow casserole, side by side.
Before serving, grill in a hot oven, till skins sizzle well.
Remove and unstring if tied.
Garnish with a tbsp. of grated paneer.
Serve hot with naan or rice.
Making time: 30 minutes
Makes: 5-6 servings
Shelflife: Make few hours ahead and grill when required.