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Monday, August 18, 2008

Vangi bath (Brinjal / Eggplant rice) - Karnataka Cuisine

Cuisine of Karnataka is quite varied based on its taste and flavour. Karnataka cuisine comprises of Mangalorean, Malnad, Kodagu, Udupi, Coorgi, etc.

We will see the recipe of Vangi bath today

Rice - 2 cups
Brinjal/Egg plant - 8-10, small sized
Onions - 2, medium sized, sliced
Tomatoes - 1, chopped
Curry leaves - few
Cardamom - 1
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 2
Coriander leaves - few, chopped
Cinnamom - 1 stick
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee - 2 tablespoons

For Grinding:
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tablespoon
cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Chana dal - 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek - 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 6-7 (or as spicy required)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 2-3 cloves

Fry all the grinding ingredients and grind it to a smooth paste.

Wash and cut brinjals lenghtwise and put them in water so that they wont turn black/brown.

Heat a pressure cooker and add oil/ghee. Once it is hot, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bayleaf and fry for a minute.

Add curry leaves, onions and fry until they are golden brown. Then add chopped tomatoes, and fry for 5 minutes.

Drain water from brinjal and add to it. Add the grinded paste, to it and mix well.

Wash rice and add to the cooker with 4-5 cups of water. Add salt to taste and close the cooker and allow it to cook until 3 whistles.

Wait until the pressure gets released and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Onion Raitha.

Cooking time - 35 minutes
Serves - 3-4 persons

I am sending this entry to SWC - Karnataka Cuisine hosted by Sheetal.


Ivy said...

Yum, sounds like a great recipe. I love eggplants.

Colors of India said...

Thanks for participating and nice entry..

notyet100 said...

like to have vangi bath ,..with raitha..ur recipe looks nice,..still to try in my kitchen,.how was rakshabandhan,..mus have enjoyed,...:-)tk care...ceeya...

Priti said...

Looks gud..I have seen so many ppl making this bath...I guess now I can to try this ;)


i love vaangi bhat any time .. looks really yummy vani ..

srikars kitchen said...

Looks nice & awesome... Nice entry... Traditional recipe... Great Click...

sowmya said...

nice picture..i too make this often..yumm!!

shriya said...

Eggplant rice thats something new to me. Looks very yummy and mouthwatering. Must have tasted good.

Sukanya said...

Nice picture. The vangi bhat looks yum

Sangeeth said...

lovely pic....nice entry to the event

Ivy said...

Vani, I am awarding you the Magic Lamp of Luck Award.

Madhavi said...

Yummy vangi bhat, look delicious!!!

Cham said...

Tasty one and nice picture :)

Medhaa said...

I love Vangi Bath and yours looks so yumm

kamalagk said...

Never made this..Urs look so tempting Vani..Great one to share

Vibaas said...

Vangi bhat looks great! I have tagged you. Please check my blog for more details.

Uma said...

yum! looks so delicious.

SriLekha said...

back after a gap vani! enjoying with ur brother! the recipe is so nice!

Suma Rajesh said...

i have heard of this rice but never tryed..luved ur presentation with mini brinjal in middle..

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi Vani,Did not know about this event. A perfect rice dish for this event. I like anything with eggplant.

Shreya said...

Looks so yummy. Love your picture too. Great entry.

Hima said...

Surprisingly I never tried vaangi baath before.. got to give it a try

SMN said...

nice and delicious entry for the event

Bhawana said...

great Illa, vangi bhat is very good. will try as I have all ingredients. made a note of ur recipe. cool

LG said...

Do take a look at the round up of SWC-K here http://www.tasteofmysore.com/2008/09/swc-karnataka-round-up-1-republished.html