Slice the brinjals.
Heat oil in a nonstick pan and spread the brinjals over the pan when the oil is hot.
Cover and cook on low flame till they are soft.
Sprinkle little salt, cover and cook till the brinjal slices are soft.
In a blender, grind tomatoes, onion and garlic.
Add the chilli powder, thyme, sugar and salt to the brinjals.
Cook for few more minutes.
Now grease a baking dish and make layer of the brinjals, then paneer crumpled up and then the tomato sauce.
Cover the top with paneer and bake in the oven for 5 - 10 minutes at 210 degrees.