Aug 30, 2008

Eggplant Rice/Vangi Bhath

Bhath is cooked rice.Vanga means eggplant or brinjal.This rice variety is not one that is normally made in our place.Came to know about this rice in various blogs.Wanted to give it a try.I had a couple of eggplants in my fridge and was bored of making the same dishes with it.So made this and I totally liked it a lot..Loved the tanginess the tamarind gave to the rice..I will be definitely making this again..Here goes the recipe for yummy vangi bhath.


Eggplant - 2 medium sized
Rice - 2 cups
Tamarind juice - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

To dry roast and powder

Dry coconut - 2 tablespoons
Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
Chana dhall - 1 tablespoon
Urad dhall - 1 tablespoon
Red chillies - 2
Asafoetida/hing - 1 pinch

For seasoning

Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Channa dhall - 1 tablespoon
Urad dhall - 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves - few
Red chilles - 2
Peanuts - 1 tablespoon


Cook the rice with enough water and seperate the grains with a fork..Fry the eggplants with a little oil in a saucepan until it almost gets cooked..
Dry roast the masala ingredients and grind them into a fine powder..
Do the seasoning with all the ingredients.When it starts spluttering and the peanuts turn reddish,add the tamarind juice and the ground masala..Simmer for a while until the ol floats on the top..Now add the eggplants and salt..
Cover the vessel and allow the eggplants to cook until tender.
Now mix the prepared mixture with the cooked rice..Adjust salt as necessary..
Serve with raita.I served it with raita and potato chips..

Am sending this to SWC:Karnataka hosted by Anisheetu


  1. It looks yummy,I used to cook it,but with a different method,but yours looks easy and yummmy.will try it soon

  2. yum, yum vangi bhat! Looks so colorful and delicious.

  3. Vangi bhat looks sooooo tasty and colorful.Never tried at home will try now....

  4. We also dont make at home before..But nowadays I am started making once in a while.Looks yummy Divya.

  5. Vangii Bath looking nice...and tasty..nice entry :)

  6. Vangi baath looks yummy, Divya! I make this often at home as its my hubby's favorite :)

  7. I make this once every fortnight at home and we love it - makes for a quick weekday dinner too if I have the masala powder ready.

  8. Want to have a try seeing the snap!!!!waiting for ur arrival to have it:-)

  9. hi divya, i have something waiting for you in my blog -

  10. Vangi bhath-comfort mixed rice variety

  11. Looks delicious ur Vangi bhath,Great with chips :)

  12. hi am back again after a break! am inviting u for my son amiitesh's b'day which falls on sep 3rd! eggplant rice is looking so good!

  13. Very cool treatment for eggplants. This is going to smell so good while baking.

  14. Do take a look at the round up of SWC-K here


Thanks for dropping by my blog and rendering your valuable comments..Hope you had a nice time reading my recipes..Thanks for your encouragement..

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...