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Vangi Bhath, Brinjal Rice

Vangi Bhath- A tangy Delicious rice cooked with stir fried brinjal slices and a flavourful spice mix
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Rice preparation, Tiffin recipes
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: Brinjal, rice, vangi bhath
Servings: 5
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1.5 cup Rice
  • 10 Baby Brinjals
  • 1 tbsp Jaggary/ Gur
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • To Taste Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander/ Dhaniya

Vangi Bhath Masala Powder

  • 1.5 tsp Bengal Gram/ Chana Daal
  • 1.5 tsp White lentil/ Urad Daal
  • 4 Dried whole Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Cumin/ Jeera
  • 1.5 tbsp Whole coriander seeds
  • 10 Pepper corns
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon/ Daalchini
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds/ Mehidana
  • 1.5 tbsp Dessicated coconut

Tempering/ Tadka

  • 12 Cashew nuts/ Kaju
  • 1 tbsp White lentil/ Urad daal
  • 1 tbsp Bengal Gram/ Chana Daal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 12 Curry Leaves
  • 4 Dried whole red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
  • 1 tbsp Green Chiles chopped


Vangi Bhath Powder-

  • -Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add chana daal and urad daal and saute till they become light pink.
  • Now add all the ingredients except coconut and saute till nice and golden.
  • Then switch off the flame and add dessicated coconut and mix.
    Grind to make fine powder when it cool down completely
  • Vangi bhath powder is ready now

Vangi Bhath Recipe

  • Boil enough water in a pan,add a tsp of salt .
  • When water start boiling add soaked rice and cook till done and then strain on a colander to drain all the water.
  • Take 3 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottom pan and add the sliced or cubed brinjals.
    Saute till brinjls are 80% done,remove from the pan and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the lentils for tempering.
  • When lentil become golden add cashew or peanut and saute till become golden.
  • Now add green chilies,curry leaves and whole red chilies and saute.
  • Now add brinjals,about a cup of water,jaggary,tamarind pulp,salt,turmeric and 3 tbsp of vangi bhath powder and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • When brinjal cooked completely then add cooked rice.
    Mix well and then add fresh coriander
  • Serve hot garnished with fried cashew and few fried brinjal slices.
  • Serving suggestions-serve vengi bhath with yogurt and papad