Brinjal is my favorite Indian Vegetable and I try to inculcate it in many of my recipes. Vangi means Brinjal and Bhath means Rice. Today I have cooked super delicious Vangi Bhath Recipe by combining Brinjal and Rice.
Some people don’t like brinjal, but I bet they will start liking brinjal when they try this Vaangi Bath recipe. The main secret is the vaangi bath powder in this recipe, which makes it unique. Whenever I cook some special type of Indian Cuisines, I love to add special Powders and Masala’s, which makes the dishes versatile.
Its a breeze to prepare the South Indian Meal if we have these kind of powders and masalas handy. Vangibath is a famous Karnataka rice dish which is prepared with brinjals. The vangibath masala powder is quite versatile and you can even use it for making variety of bhath recipes, South Indian stir fries and curries. This masala powder is easily available in Indian stores.
Always use fresh Brinjals for making this Dish at home and you can enjoy it either with Coconut Chutney or with any Raita Recipe. It’s a Quick and Easy Recipe to make, if leftover cooked rice are available.
Let’s start making our Vaangi Bhaat Recipe. Slit the Vangi (Brinjals) in vertical pieces and keep aside.Finely slice the Onion and also chop the Tomatoes and Green chilies and keep aside.Cook the Rice with Water and Salt and drain through the sieve. Make sure to separate each grain of rice.In the heating oil, add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Curry Leaves.Add sliced Onion and saute continue on low flame for a couple of minutes.Now mix in Dals, Ground Nuts and Tomatoes. Stir continue till tomatoes are little mushy.Now add pieces of Vangi (Brinjal) and mix well.Add Turmeric Powder, Vangibath Powder, Tamarind Juice and Salt to taste. Cook for few minutes on low flame till vangi turns soft.Add cooked Rice and mix well.Garnish with some fine chopped fresh coriander leaves and our Vangi Bhath is ready to serve.