Friday, May 1, 2009

Vangi Bath(Eggplant Rice)

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Vangibath is one of the famous rice dishes of Karnataka.This rice brings me memories of my school,college and office days..:)..My Mom tells me that I was very choosy about my food right from the childhood days.I used to prefer carrying one pot rice dishes like this in a sleek lunch box that fits in my bag rather than carrying a three tier dabba.:).And now this rice took its place again in hubby's lunch box.
This is a simple rice which can be made without prior preparation,just need to have some brinjals in hand and readily prepared vangibath powder.My Mom does not eat lots of vegetables and one among those is this poor Brinjal,she always adds some thinly sliced potatoes to it along with the brinjal which results in more brinjal pieces in our plate(she removes all the brinjal pieces from her plate and pass it to us....)
Now coming to the recipe this needs a special preparation of powder which is very aromatic and quite compatible to use for the preparation of so many other dishes.Generally i get a good stock of masala's from my mom,so i prepare the powder only if i run out of my stock ...and here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:
3 cups Cooked rice(Basmati/Masuri/Kolam)
5-6 Dark Baby Brinjals/Eggplants,sliced lengthwise and soaked in salted water
2 tbsp Vangibath powder
10-12 Cashewnuts,slit into two
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tbsp chana dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
10-12 curry leaves
1/2 tsp sugar
a pinch of turmeric
Juice of 1 lemon
salt

For Vangibath Powder:
1/4 cup Chana dal
1/4 cup Urad dal
3/4 cup grated dry coconut
10-12 Byadige mirchi(gives nice red color)
10-12 Guntur red chillies
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 " cinnamon
10-12 Laung
3-4 Star Anise
salt

Dry roast Chana dal, urad dal, red chillies(both kind), Laung,cinnamon,star anise separately.cool the mixture completely.Grind this along with coriander seeds(do not fry this),grated dry coconut and salt to a fine powder.This can be stored in a Air-Tight container for about 3-4 months.I generally keep it in fridge and take out enough quantity when required.

Method:
Heat oil in a big kadai,crackle mustard seeds,add chana dal,urad dal and cashew nuts and fry for a minute.
Now add curry leaves and fry,add Brinjals and add sugar(eases the process of frying) and cook until the brinjal turns soft(stir in between).
Add salt,turmeric and mix and remove it from stove.
Cool the cooked rice a bit(otherwise it will become mushy) and pour the rice over the brinjal mixture and add vangibath powder,lemon juice and mix it completely.Now taste the rice and adjust it by adding enough salt,vangibath powder and lemon juice.

Serve it with simple onion raitha.

I am sending this to Trupti's CFK: Kids event originally started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

46 comments:

Priya Sriram said...

Vanghi bhath looks sooo tempting and completely yummy Prathiba! Great entry! :)

Pooja said...

Vangi bath is looking yumm prathibha..Lovely template..Nice click..

Lavanya said...

Prathiba, i have sent the same to the same event..same pinch...yours looks yummy!!

Prathibha said...

@priya, @pooja Thank you gals..

@Lavanya..Thats a great coincidence gal..

Priya said...

Delicious vangi bhath Prathibha...great and prefect entry!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow awesome color.....Looks yum...Nice header.

Vishali said...

Looks so delicious and mouth watering!

Have a nice weekend.

Prathibha said...

Thanks priya,vishali.

@lubna thanks for the comment lol.....

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Droolworthy pic and perfectly prepared dishe... Looks very yummy and this made me hungry...

Gita's Kitchen said...

Delicious vangi bhath Prathibha...nice click :)

Padma said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving ur comments Prathiba.... I love this rice a lot ... ur Vaangibath looks very lovely and great click :)

Ushanandini said...

Spicy and hot vangibath! Wow! Picture makes me droooooooooling! Cool snap! Like the flower header! Looks like a boquet popping out of my screen!

Prathibha said...

@ramya,@gita Thanks for the comments..

@padma Thanks for visiting my blog and passing those lovely words..

@usha Thanks for the comments gal.Infact i have taken the pic from a boquet only..:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wonderful rice. full of flavor. good one.

Pooja said...

Vangi bath looks delicious. Kids would love it. Perfect entry for the event :)

Sathya Sankar said...

vanghibath looks delcious prathiba, love the picture.

Chitra said...

nice, super:)

Shreya said...

Vangi bath is always a fav! Looks grt, nice recipe:-)

Vaishali said...

I usually make vangi bhath the Tamil way or the Maharashtrian way. Nice to have a Kannada recipe. It looks just delicious, Pratibha.

Cham said...

Just now had my lunch u make me hungry gal!

Deepa Hari said...

I love this rice....brinjals are my fav....looks delicious...Nice entry Prathibha.

Prathibha said...

Thank you Mahima,pooja,chitra,Satya,cham,deepa

@shreya and @vaishali Thanks for visiting my blog and passing those lovely words..

Yasmeen said...

Very flavorful,I love such veggieful rice:)

Sujatha said...

Very appetizing to look at your vaangibaath! One of my favorites..

rekhas kitchen said...

my all time fav. looks so delicious mmmmmmmm

Sig said...

Thanks for dropping by my site Prathibha! Vangibath looks delish!

Valarmathi said...

Vanghi bath looks delicious Pavithra, great entry.

Le @HC said...

Vaangibaath is delicious. U have made it with freshly ground powder.. super, dear...

Prathibha said...

Thank you yasmeen,sujatha,rekha

@sig..Thanks for dropping at my blog and passing those lovely words..Keep visiting..

@Valarmathi..Thanks for dropping by..Just a small correction, my name is prathibha..not pavithra..:)

@Le Thank you lol..fresh always sounds better

Madhumathi said...

Vangi bath looks delectable.I haven't made this recently.Now you really tempted me to try this.Lovely click!
I like your new floral header :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

HAI prathiba....to know about mocchai please click here : http://chitra-ammas-kitchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/avare-kaalu-kurma.html..have updated in my post too....delicious rice

Shama Nagarajan said...

HAI prathiba....to know about mocchai please click here : http://chitra-ammas-kitchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/avare-kaalu-kurma.html..have updated in my post too....delicious rice

Prathibha said...

Thanks madhu..

@shama i got it dear...avarekallu..n thanks for the comment

Pavithra said...

hi prathiba vangi bhath looking so good and mouthwatering , my one of favourite rice dish.. Love ur pictures and header is looking so colourful.

Vrinda said...

Eggplant rice looks good,never heard of this dish..Where can i get this vangibath powder?

Prathibha said...

Thanks pavithra..Glad u liked my header too..

@vrinda, you will get MTR vangibath powder in indian stores which is equally good.otherwise u hv to make homemade according to preocedure.

Sushma said...

new header is good Prathibha.
vangi bhath is our family favorite :)
nice click

Premyscakes said...

Wow vangi bath looks very catch and yummy.

Smitha said...

I'm not a big fan of eggplant. BUt your rice looks yumm.

Rajee said...

It looks so tempting and gorgeous. Nice click. I think u're new here.

Prathibha said...

Thank you sushma,premy,smitha..

@Rajee Thanks for visiting my blog..yeah i m bit new to blogging..

Nags said...

I posted this recently too :) Love eggplant!

meena said...

hi prathiba,

dry coconunt means do u mean , kobbari ,or dry roasted fresh coconut ,is it also fine.does the taste differ much.

if i get kobbari , i will use less for 1 time can u tell me how to preserve the rest of the kobbari also please.

regards
meena

Prathibha said...

@meena, in this recipe dry coconut(kobbari,not the fresh grated coconut) tastes better..generally I grate the dry coconut(kobbari) and put it in ziplock and keep in refrigerator which stays for long more than 3-4 months..if you meant about the storage of freshly grated coconut,you can freeze it in a ziplock cover upto 15 days with out any problem.I hope this clears..

meena said...

thanks prathiba,

Anonymous said...

Hi Parthy,

the recipes here are very helpful for beginners who are cooking. The one lovely thing i found here is u have gave recipes under certain categeory, simply awesome. keep going on & on !!!

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