Vangi Bath | Brinjal Rice

 Vangi Bath | Brinjal Rice

Vangi Bath

Vangi Bath, a flavorful and aromatic rice dish that hails from the southern regions of India. This classic dish is a delightful medley of spices, vegetables (brinjal), and rice, making it a popular choice for a satisfying meal or special occasions.

Vangi Bath traces its roots to the state of Karnataka in India, where it is considered a traditional delicacy. The term "Vangi" refers to eggplant/aubergine, which is a key ingredient in this dish, while "Bath" means rice. This flavorful dish has been enjoyed for generations, symbolizing the rich culinary heritage of the region.

To prepare authentic Vangi Bath, you will need key ingredients such as brinjal (eggplant), rice, tamarind, spices like mustard seeds, turmeric, and an array of aromatic spices. Additionally, ingredients like peanuts, curry leaves, and coconut are often used to enhance the dish's flavor profile.

To whip up a delicious batch of Vangi Bath, first start by making the vangi bath masala by roasting the ingredients listed and grinding to fine powder, this masala is the secret of this recipe .Next give a basic tempering and add brinjal and sauté well until done next add in the required amount of freshly ground vangi bath masala, salt, cooked rice and mix everything until well combined. Garnish and serve hot.

While the traditional Vangi Bath recipe is cherished across southern India, each region puts its spin on this classic dish. In some areas, the use of certain spices or additional vegetables may vary, creating unique flavor profiles. Some regions also incorporate local ingredients to add a distinct touch to the dish.

Vangi Bath isn't just a delicious dish; it also offers a range of health benefits. Eggplant, the star ingredient in Vangi Bath, is rich in antioxidants and fiber, promoting good digestion and overall gut health. The spices like turmeric, coriander, and cumin used in the dish are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and can help boost immunity. So, you can indulge in Vangi Bath guilt-free, knowing it's not just satisfying your taste buds but also nourishing your body.

The best way to enjoy Vangi Bath is piping hot, straight from the pan. Pair it with a dollop of yogurt or raita to balance out the flavors and add a creamy element to your meal. If you're feeling fancy, garnish it with some crispy fried curry leaves or cashews for an extra crunch that will take your Vangi Bath to the next level.It can also be serve with pickles of your choice or coconut chutney too or chips or papads.

Vangi Bath is not just a dish; it's a culinary experience that brings together a medley of flavors, textures, and aromas. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of accompaniments, Vangi Bath is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. So, the next time you're in the mood for a comforting and flavorful meal, whip up a batch of Vangi Bath and enjoy a delicious journey through the vibrant flavors of South Indian cuisine.Check out how to make this delicious traditional vangi bath recipe below.


For Vangi Bath Masala

Cinnamon -2 nos
Cloves -3 nos
Cardamom-2 nos
Bengal gram dal -2 Tbsps
Urad dal-1 Tbsp 
Coriander seeds -3 Tbsps 
Cumin seeds -1 Tsp 
Peppercorns -1/8 Tsp 
Tamarind -a small goose berry sized
Red chillies -8-10 nos 
Dried coconut (kopparai)-1 Tbsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/8 Tsp 
Poppy seeds (khus khus)-1 Tsp 
Curry leaves-few
Oil -1 Tsp 

Other ingredients

Brinjal -6-8 nos
Cooked rice -2 cups 
Mustard seeds -3/4 Tsp 
Urad dal-1 Tsp 
Bengal gram dal -1 Tsp 
Cumin seeds-1/2 Tsp 
Peanut -2 Tbsps 
Red chillies -2 nos
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder -1/2 Tsp 
Curry leaves-few
Coriander leaves -few
Jaggery-1/2-1 Tsp 
Oil -2 Tbsps
Ghee-1 Tsp 

Vangi Bath Recipe Video 


Vangi bath masala powder-

👉Roast the ingredients given under for Vangi bath masala powder in a Tsp of oil to golden brown colour, cool and powder finely set aside.

👉Heat oil and ghee in a kadai add mustard seeds,urad dal, Bengal gram dal, red chillies, curry leaves,peanuts asafoetida and roast well .Transfer to a plate set aside.

👉In the same oil add brinjals and sauté well for 2 minutes, then sprinkle little water, add turmeric powder and mix well cook covered for 5 minutes or until the brinjal is cooked.

👉Now add the tempered ingredients, required vangi bath masala powder (I have used around 2 Tbsps, use according to your taste preference as this powder is a bit spicy, store the extra powder in an airtight container) , salt, jaggery and mix everything well and sauté in medium flame for 2 minutes.

👉Add in cooked rice, mix until well combined, cook for another 2 minutes.

👉Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the gas.

👉Serve hot .

Preparation Time-30 minutes 

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