Spicy Brinjal Rice | Kathirikai Sadam | Vangi Bath

Spicy brinjal rice | Kathirikai sadam | Vangi bath recipe in pressure cooker

Brinjal Rice | Kathirikai sadam | vangi bath

This brinjal rice or kathirikai sadam or vangi bhath is a very delicious and easy to make South Indian rice variety .It is an ideal lunch box recipe that can be done in a jiffy using a pressure cooker. This vangi bath is very different from Karnataka style
vangi bath recipe where they use special powder called vangi bath masala but here I have used special masala paste made with just simple spices, ginger and garlic .This brinjal rice tastes little spicy so adjust the spice level according to your taste preference. This kathirikai sadam is best served with onion raita and chips. Learn how to make this yummy spicy brinjal rice or kathirikai sadam or vangi bath recipe below.


Basmati rice-250 gms or 1 cup
Brinjal-6-8 nos cut lengthwise
Onion -2 nos chopped
Tomato -2 nos chopped
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Green chillies-2 nos slit lengthwise
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Bengal gram dal-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Ghee -2 tsps
Oil-2 tsps

For Masala paste

Cinnamon-2 nos
Cloves-4 nos
Cardamom-2 nos
Ginger -1 Tbsp
Garlic-6 nos
Red chillies -8-10 nos

Recipe Video


👉Grind the ingredients given for masala to fine paste adding little water set aside.

👉Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 mins.

👉Heat ghee + oil in a pressure cooker add mustard seeds,urad dal,bengal gram dal and curry leaves saute for few seconds

👉Add onion saute well. Add green chillies and saute.

👉Next add tomatoes saute for a minute .

👉Add the brinjal saute for few seconds.

👉Now add the ground masala paste, turmeric powder,salt mix everything well.

👉Add the basmati rice mix gently.

👉Pour 1 1/2 cups of water .

👉Close the cooker and cook for 1 whistle.switch off the stove and allow the pressure to subside.

👉Open the cooker and gently mix the brinjal rice .

👉 Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with raita and chips.

Preparation Time-30 minutes 

Note -

✍️Adjust the spice level according to your taste preference.
✍️You use raw rice or Seeraga samba rice or sona masoori rice too .
✍️Instead of brinjal using the same masala you can use capsicum or potato or mixed vegetables and make different rice varieties. 

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