Monday, May 23, 2011

vanghi bhaath /eggplant rice

A traditional spicy eggplant  rice with a blend of spices infused to give a deep flavour and amazing aroma ,this rice is very simple and easy peasy to make ,most common in karnataka state of India, years back after my marraige when  i moved  from mumbai to bangalore,this dish was so very new and unique to me but now its one of the most common dishes i make regularly in my kitchen,i usually make when i feel lazy to cook.

ingredients :
2 cups rice
1-11/2 cup bite size eggplants / brinjals / baingan ( any variety can b used )
2-3 tbsp chopped capsicum
1 small onion chopped
2 tbsp vangi bhaath masala pwd ( i used ready store bought  )
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd  ( optional )
1/4 tsp garam masala ( optional,i always add though )
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste
corriander leaves to garnish
method :
Cook rice and keep it aside.Heat oil in a pan,splutter mustard seeds .fry onions till transluscent,add capsicum and eggplants,fry till both are tender enough.Add chilli pwd,salt,garam masala ,turmeric pwd and vanghi bhath masala pwd .Add cooked rice and mix well .Garnish with corriander leaves and squeeze in some lemon juice and serve hot with raita /yogurt.


  1. lovely presentation :P the vangi bhath looks tasty

  2. Absolutely love this dear ~ perfectly done!
    US Masala

  3. Love this rice....looks really delicious..:)

  4. Lovely one pot meal..beautifully presented.

  5. Never say no to this delicious one pot meal,simply inviting..

  6. Nice rice! Looks very aromaric and delectable!

  7. Delicious vanghi bhaath..all time fav.

  8. Wonderful looking eggplant rice. Looks amazingly delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Delicious and drool worthy..tempting me a lot.

  10. Vangi bhaath looks awesome perfect.

  11. I love vaangi bhaath used to prepare it regularly when I was in Bangalore...yours looks yummy:)


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