Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vangi Badth (Eggplant rice)

Vangi badth (Eggplant rice) is a Karnataka special. It needs a special powder called 'Vangi badth powder' and if you have it handy , then it is a very easy job.
I prepare this powder in a small batch and keep it refrigerated for further use.
It can be served as a complete meal , as we do not need any side dish or curry. It tastes great with appalam or potato chips.

Vangi badth powder: (Just enough to serve 2 people once)
Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
Channa dhall - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 2
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 2
Cashews / almond - 2
Coconut - 2 tbsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp

Vangi Badth / Brinjal rice / egg plant rice / kathirikkai satham

Rice - 1 cup
Brinjal - 200 gms
onion - 1
tamarind - 1 inch
mustard - 1/2 tsp
curry leaf - 1 brig
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
ghee - 1 tsp
salt - to taste
olive oil - 1 tsp

Method :
1. Heat a wok with 1 tsp oil. Roast the ingredients given for the vangi badth powder, till the channa dhal turns red.
Grind it to a coarse powder using a mixer.

2. Soak the tamarind in 1/4 cup water. Extract the juice out of it.

3. Cook the rice with little salt and 2 cups of water (twice the quantity of rice).
Spread the rice and cool it a little.

4. Heat another tsp oil in the wok. Add mustard seed and let it splutter.
Then add chopped onion , curry leaf and saute till it becomes tender. Then add the brinjal and turmeric powder , fry a little. Sprinkle the tamarind juice and cook it covered. After it gets cooked , add the vangi badth powder and check for salt.

5. Mix it with the cooked rice. If desired mix 1 tsp of ghee .Reheat and serve hot.

Vangi badth is ready!

Serving suggestions:

Serves as main course meal for 2 people.
Potato chips or Appalam / pappadam can be served as side dish.


vidhas said...

Hi, Vangi badth is my favourite. I love egg plant in any way. Loveky presentation.

Unknown said...

I like your version of vangi bath..Looks perfect!

Unknown said...

long timr i made this ..you reminded me of it..looks nice..

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai viki..this looks yummy..i too have posted it long back..please do check http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/01/brinjal-rice.html...

Unknown said...

Vangi Bhath looks awesome...delicious rice dish!!

sriharivatsan said...

Super recipie which i love most..Looking yummy Viki..

Premyscakes said...

bookmarked it vikki, simply love the dish dear.

Chitra said...

I love eggplants but my hubby hates it..wat to do...will try ur recipe and eat myself atleast:)Looks yummmmm!!

Finla said...

It is two hour to for for lunch and seeing this dish i am really hungry for it. Delicious.

Anonymous said...

Looking coool Viki..and the picture make me crave..

gtyuk said...

brinjal rice looks nice tangy and delicious! vayee uurudhu!

Asha said...

I love Vangi Bhath, so yummy Viki. Wonderful dish to have any time and any day!I will try your version too! :)

Nandinis food said...

Vangi bhath looks delicious!.Have to try your version

Cham said...

Delicous ur vangi bath!

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds nice to me, japanese eggplants looks very pretty and good way to have it.

Varsha Vipins said...

Am seeing eggplants everywhere now..This look so tempting Viki.I cant wait to get some egg plants today to try all of 'em..:)

Swapna said...

I like the way u present ur dish. Its really homely. Just love it:) u deserve this awards....

Deepa Hari said...

Yum...I love this rice Viki...Looks great and delicious.

Unknown said...

looks authentic and spicy!

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow finger licking food.....

Recipeswap said...

One of karnatakas famous dish......you have done a good job!

Sia said...

my all time fav rice dish! and i had it for dinner yesterday. now how i wish to have it again for lunch today!

Yasmeen said...

I'm always running out of ideas to cook with eggplant,this rice dish with the spicy vangi powder is certainly making me hungry:)