I just used a simple eggplant stuffing to make this cannelloni yesterday as I was having my cake class.I added 1/4 cup of chopped cabbage to give a little crunch to the dish.Ingredients:
Onion:1 medium(finely chopped)
Tomato Paste:3-4 spns(I used canned Tomato Paste)Garlic:3 cloves
Chilli Powder:To taste
Marinara Sauce:1 cup(I used Ragu Sauce and added little salt to adjust to my taste)
Mozzarella Cheese:100 gms
1.Boil water in a pan,add salt and bring it to a boil,now add the cannelloni and cok for 6-7 mins,now take the cooked cannelloni to a plate and let them cool down to handle.
2.Heat oil in a pan,add chopped onion,garlic,sprinkle little salt,crushed oregano and allow them to saute,now add the diced eggplant and chopped cabbage,mix well,cover it with a lid and cook them till eggplant and cabbage becomes soft.
3.When the eggplant becomes soft add the tomato sauce and mix evenly,add salt and chilli powder to taste.Mix well and turn off the flame.
4.Let the mixture become cool so that u can handle the mixture.Add the grated cheese once the mixture is cooled.
5.Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees,now stuff the cheese and eggplant mixture into the Cannelloni.Take a oven safe bowl and pour 1/2 cup of the Marinara sauce and spread it evenly make sure to keep it moist with sauce.Now lay down the stuffed cannelloni side by side and cover the top with the left 1/2 cup of sauce.Now sprinkle some more cheese on top and bake it for 20-22 min.
6.Serve hot and sprinkle some more cheese if u want just before serving.
U can have a piece of Garlic toast on side.