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Monday, November 10, 2008

Vaangi Bath/ Vaangi bhaat
This is my favourite,because I am a big fan of brinjal. I became a great fan of this vangibath,when I was staying in hostel and enjoyed this one in our hostel mess. I could not recreate the same taste,but definitely a very close taste  to that iyer mess in SRC Trichy. Most of the Hostel mess will be a night mare,only we had almost a good time. Especially after noon lunch will be as good as home food! We had no problem....This vangibath will be once in a month...but it will be so flavour ful!!!
Vaangi baath

You too can try this,I assure it will come out nice:) I am glad to send this to Srivalli's Rice mela Event!

Vaangi Bath/ bhaat recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 30 mins rice soaking time + 5 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Serves: 3


Brinjal - 10

Rice (Long grain/basmati) - 1 cup

Tamarind - 1 tsp tightly packed

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Green chillies - 2

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Ghee - 1 tblsp

Salt - As needed

Ginger - 1 inch piece

To Roast and grind

Coconut, grated - 2 tblsp

channa dal - 1 tblsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Coriander seeds - 1 tsp

pepper corns - 7

Red chilli - 3

To temper

Oil - 1 tblsp

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

Cloves - 2

Elachi - 2

Bay leaves - 1 or 2

Mustard - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Channa dal - 1 tsp


  1. Soak rice for half an hour,cook it with salt for 3 whistles in medium flame after first whistle.( I used 1: 1& 1/2 , rice : water ratio) You can cook the rice with  the whole garam masalas-cloves,elachi,cinnamon,bay leaves too. Cool the cooked rice and keep aside. 
  2. Roast all the ingredients with few drops of oil under "To roast and grind" table to golden brown/nice aroma rises....except coconut...coconut can be roasted very slightly, so add it lastly.
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  4. Cool it and powder it and keep aside.Cut brinjal into finger length strips and keep it immersed in water till use,cut ginger into thin strips and slit the green chillies.Extract tamarind juice from the tamarind.
  5. Heat the kadai with a tsp oil and add the seasoning items and roast it nicely. After done add ginger,green chillies and curry leaves.Add brinjals with turmeric and fry till soft.
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  7. Add the tamarind juice,required salt for brinjal and bring it to boil. Add the ground masala and simmer for 3 minutes or till brinjal gets cooked.
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  9. Take care that brinjal doesn't gets mashed. At the end the masala will become a thick paste and shiny.
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  • You can chop the brinjals finely if you like it that way…

Check for salt Add this to rice and mix carefully. You can garnish with coriander leaves if u want.Serve hot with raita of your choice. I had with amma’s vadam
Binjal rice/Vangi bath

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  1. wow.. looks yummy & delciious... awesome entry..

  2. Excellent looking rice, very tempting one!

  3. I love vangi baath.. the recipe i follow is quite similar too. Love the pictures - they have me drooling.

  4. Beautiful pics! I love eggplant in just about any form. I normally make eggplant rice a little differently. Yours looks great, too. Reminds me that I should make some soon! :)

  5. Wow looks like comfort food. I love long purple brinjals. But here in Bangalore we get small purple ones or long green ones.

  6. I personally dont like Vangi bath but this looks delicious.

  7. i like the fact that your new (perhaps old, but new for this just wake kumbhakarna) layout makes way for larger photographs :) - makes food look even more awesome. i loved that keerai charu pic - fabulous.

  8. Looks delicious and spicy... Nice entry!

  9. looks so yummy! have to bookmark this. long time since I had vangi bath

  10. Delicious close up shots. Brinjal rice is tasty way to devour brinjals:)

  11. Looks tempting!! Long time since I had it - no one else but me likes this!

  12. i make this too but urs look more tasty from the pic itself.....will try ur version......

  13. Hi, first time here, the vangi bath looks very delicious.

  14. Looks yummy.I make in a differnt way.Ur's tempting me to try.Will soon make a try.

  15. Vangibath looks very spicy Raks. My recipe is totally different from yours giving me enough reason to try ;) btw I tried the potato sabji, added little peanuts also to it tasted nice. Thanks for sharing

  16. That looks so lovely raji..thanks for sending it across!

  17. I simply love Vaangi baath and cant get enough of them. I am always looking out for variations. Love ur version too. Will make them soon

  18. mmmm. vangi bath kaa kya bath hain? Looks so delicious and mouth-watering.

  19. I love vangi baath.. looks yummy & delciious...small treat for u follow my blog.

  20. i love brinjals too and i get the long purple ones as well, especially cuz they don't have worms in it like the smaller ones do..

  21. that's my all time fav rice items for tiffins bk in school days.

  22. Hi Rajeswari,

    I am regular visitor to your blog, love your recipes and pictures. I have tried many of them too. Only after I read this post I came to know you went to SRC Trichy. I studied in the same complex (Savitri vidyasala and KKV) for the first 12 years of my academic life. Brings back nostalgic memories.

  23. Hi this ilias.
    i would like to purchase the brinjal rice phot.
    Can you help me.
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  24. I found your site on google search recently and i love all your recipes! I hav tried this bringal rice and semiya pulav and both were a hit!

    Thanks so much for ur recipes and the photo illustration makes it more helpful. Pls continue to post more recipes and keep up the good work.

  25. Hi Raks,
    Tried it first time for lunch today.
    Was awesome... Loved the aroma of the roasted ingredients and the brinjals..

    Thanks a lot for this recipe.

  26. I have also tasted the vangi bath there!!Feel nostalgic :)

  27. I have also tasted there!! bringing back college memories!! Glad to hear that you are also a SRC student

  28. Hello Raji,

    I started looking to your blog when i tried the kesari first time few months back, and it came very well too. I always go to my mom whenever i try new things, but now am looking your blog.

    I tried this kathirikai recepie too.


  29. Thanks for the dish this was very yummy me nd my hubby like alot.

  30. Thank u sooo much for the reciepe.. Turned out sooo yummy ...tried for da first tym...came out soo tasty

  31. Tried for da first tym..turned really sooo yummy...thanks for da reciepe

  32. Since my childhood I have not really enjoed eating rice and brinjal...but this has been a pleasant exception ...Thank you for the recipe

  33. Hi, do I use rhd long or small brinjals? Also do we really need 10 brinjals for one cup of rice? Asking because I've never made anything with brinjals...


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