I' m a big fan of Brinjal and tried to do lots of different dishes using Brinjal. Some people dont 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.


Brinjal Rice(Vaangi Baath)
Brinjal Rice(Vaangi Baath)

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Servings3-4

Ingredients:
Cooked Rice 2 Cups
Brinjal1/4 Cup
Salt1/4 teaspoon
Oil2 tablespoon
Turmeric1/4 teaspoon
Cashews10
Onion

Ingredients for Vangi bath Powder:
Channa dal2 teaspoon
Urid dal2 teaspoon
Red Chillies2
Oil2 teaspoon
Turmeric1/4 teaspoon
Coriander Seeds1 tablespoon
Grated Coconut2 teaspoon
Hing1/4 teaspoon
Sesame Seeds1/4 teaspoon

Ingredients for Seasoning:
Oil2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon

Method:
  1. Cook the basmati rice fluffy and nicely and keep it ready

  2. Chop the onion vertically and keep it aside
  3. Wash and chop the brinjals into small cubes and keep it aside
  4. Keep a pan in a flame, add brinjals, turmeric and oil and toss well and keep in medium flame and allow it to cook completely and get roasted. Take the roasted and cooked brinjals separately

  5. Heat another pan, add oil and when the oil is hot, add dals and fry till the dals turn golden brown color. Take it in a mixer. Add sesame seeds, coconut, hing and turmeric and fry till the coconut turns slight golden color

  6. Grind all the fried ingredients in a mixer to a fine powder

  7. Heat oil in a pan, add cashews and fry it till they turn golden brown color. Take this aside

  8. Now add cumin seeds to the hot oil and allow them to sputter

  9. Add chopped onions and add a pinch of salt and mix well and allow the onions to turn transparent and slightly brown

  10. Now add the chopped and cooked brinjal pieces and mix well along with necessary salt. Keep in flame for 2 minutes

  11. Add the vangibath powder and mix well and keep in flame for another 5 minutes

  12. Add the cooked rice to the brinjal fry

  13. Mix the cooked rice nicely and add the cashew nuts and mix well

  14. The scrumptious and mild spicy Vaangi Bath is ready to serve with any raitha. Vaangi bath goes very well with cucumber raitha or onion Raitha
Brinjal Rice(Vaangi Baath)
Brinjal Rice(Vaangi Baath)

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  1. You don't need basmati rice. there are so many varieties of South indian rice for example, ponni, sambha, sona masuri which is from andhra/karnataka. I don't know why always basmati? it gives a north indian flavour to all the south indian dishes.

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  2. bit confused with step5. You mention to fry the dals and take to the mixer and then add coconut, sesame seeds, hing and turmeric and fry them. The picture below looks like we fry the dals, coconut, turmeric all together. Please confirm.

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  3. Hi, I tried this and it came out well.I did this with some alterations. I fried dals and coriander seeds in oil and i dry roasted coconut and sesame seeds.Then i grind everything together.Also, i prepared this without onions but still it tasted very well.I am not an egg plant lover, but when i cooked this, i liked it.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  4. Hello Subbu Mam
    Thank you for the Delicious recipe. My dauhter is 4.5 years old and normally she does not prefer eating rice. Today to my surprise, she was asking for a second serving :))
    I exactly followed as you had suggested step by step and the Brinjal Rice/ Vaangi baath was a rice-delicacy!! Cooking is an Art, where all can play a part but very few can make a mark...and a handful of people can make others do the same wonder they do.. you are one among them :) Thank you for your sharing!
    A.Sivambika, Mumbai

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    1. Dear Sivambiga Mam, Thanks for your kind words and glad to hear that your daughter liked our recipe. These words are real encouragement for us to serve better. Thanks.

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