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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vangi Bhath Recipe | Brinjal Rice |Kathirikai Sadam

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I love to have rice any time than phulkas , I know rice is not a healthy option but atleast once in a day we love to have rice. As I love rice i love to make variety  rice  and not the usual dal chawal , rasam chawal or kadhi chawal. I and my mom our big fans of brinjal, my mom makes delicious brinjal peanut curry and also how can i forget the kathirikai karakuzhambu . Today's recipe is delicious and aromatic rice from south India, It is almost made in all parts of south India and each state has its own variations. I have made Vangi bhath couple of time and this recipe is my fav. Vangi bhath is made in different methods the karnataka method is to make the curry and mix with the cooked rice and the maharastrian version is make the curry with goda masala and cook the rice with the brinjals. After so many days am happy to blog , I have some array fo rice recipes in my draft. Wish me luck to be regular in blogging so that you see the array coming :).. Lets move on to the recipe now..

How to make vangi bhath ?

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Vangi Bhath

                                             Category  Preparation time  Cook Time       
                                                Rice Varities 
         15 mins                 20 mins

  Rice - 1 cup
  Purple Brinjal/ Green Brinjal -4 no's ( Medium )
  Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
  Hing / Asafoetida - a pinch
  Onion - 1 no ( Medium)
  Tomato - 1 no (Medium)
  Bay leaf - 1 no
  Cardamom - 2 no's
  Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
  Oil - 2 tbsp

  Vangi Bhath Powder

  Channa dal - 1 tbsp
  Urad dal - 2 tsp
  Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  Whole red chilli - 4-5 no's
  Pepper corn - 8-9 no
  Coconut - 2 tbsp (grated)
  White sesame seeds -1/2 tbsp
  Cumin seeds / Jeera - 2 tsp
  Groundnuts -1 tbsp
  Cinnamon - 1 small stick
  Cloves -2 no's

  • In a pan dry roast all the ingredients required for making Vangi bhath pd.
  • Cool the dry roasted spices in a plate , after it cools down put it in a mixer and grind to a not so fine no so coarse powder.
  • Cook the rice in 2 cups water and salt.
  • Cut the brinjal to 4 slices each and put them in water or butter milk to avoid oxidation
  • In sauce pan heat oil add bay leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and cardamom. Let them splutter.
  • Add chopped Onions and saute them till translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute them till mushy.
  • Drain the water and add the cut brinjals and saute till they cook well.
  • Add the 2-3 tbsp ( or as needed ) of the vangi bhath masala, turmeric pd, hing  to the cooked brinjal and saute them well.
  • Saute the curry till the masala gets cooked and raw smell goes off. 
  • Add the cooked rice to the cooked curry and mix them till it is well combined.
  • Serve them hot with any raita or some papadams.

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  1. Looks so authentic and awesome. Great recipe!!

  2. looks so so good drooling here

  3. I am drooling at the dish... don't have brinjal lovers in the family but would love to make this during the weekend for an easy lunch...

  4. My all time fav dear, looks awesome...

  5. so flavorful and delicious Vangi bhath, looks so appetizing and beautifully presented Manju !

  6. How delicious and flavourful this rice will na, my all time favourite and the plate of vangibhath is calling me Manju.

  7. Nice presentation and the rice looks so perfect..

  8. Yummy..loving the colour of it. Looks spicy the way I like it.

  9. Brinjal is one of my favourite vegetable and this rice looks amazing with great flavours da.. Wish I could grab the plate off the screen.. Beautiful presentation da..


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