Vangi Bath

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Vangi BathVangi Bath: Vangi bath (lit. egg plant rice) is a super delicious rice dish which is very famous in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Vangi bath is generally prepared for breakfast and on some festival days like Vara Maha Lakshmi Vrata and Diwali. The main ingredients of vangi bath recipe are the vangi bath powder and brinjals.

Ingredients (serves 4-6):

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3 medium egg plants
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 2 pods garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • To Powder:
    • 1 tbsp coriander whole
    • 4 large red chillis
    • 1 tbsp chana dal
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 10 black peppercorns
    • 2 cloves
    • 2 tbsp coconut shavings
    • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
    • 1 tbsp groundnuts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Method:

  • Dry roast all the ingredients under “To Powder” individually.
  • Powder the dry roasted ingredients in a mixer or dry grinder to make vangi bath powder.
  • Keep aside.
  • Cut the egg plants into thin strips.
  •  Marinate the egg plant pieces in water mixed with some turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cut the potato into thin strips.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  • Add in the mustard seeds and cumin.
  • When they splutter, add in the asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Add in the chopped onions.
  • Sauté well till the onions turn transparent.
  • Add the ginger, garlic and marinated egg plants.
  • Sauté for 2 or 3 minutes till the egg plants are nearly done.
  • Add in the potato pieces.
  • Fry for 1 or 2 minutes or until the potato are well cooked.
  • Add in the turmeric powder, vangi bath powder and salt, to taste.
  • Sauté well till the mixture is coated nicely.
  • Add in the cooked rice.
  • Toss gently.
  • Add in the lemon juice.
  • Mix well.
  • Let the rice cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the sesame powder and groundnut powder.
  • Vangi bath is ready to be served.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and serve.

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