Vangi Bhath

There is not really much to do outdoors now that the weather is getting cold.Of course with some pleasant days here and there, we try to stroll in the nearby outdoor mall.We are home bound pretty much on weekends and you can imagine how the weekdays are!

I know there are several versions of Vangi bhath but I fell in love with what I ate in one of the Indian restaurants during my trip to North Carolina in Summer.It seemed like a tasty mix of South Indian and North Indian flavors.So here it is, an attempt to recreate that restaurant's version.

1 medium eggplant, chopped
2 cups long grain rice
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tomatoes(firm and not too juicy), chopped
2 potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled just below tender
3 cardamom pods
3/4 inch cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 tsp curry powder
2 tsps Cumin-Coriander powder
3 green chilies, vertically sliced
1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Garnish
1 tsp Urad dal
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup cashews, roughly chopped
1 tbsp chopped coriander (optional)

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  • Place the rice in a bowl of water and leave it to soak for 15 min to half hour.
  • Boil the eggplant in a microwave or on the stove just until tender.Drain all the water and let it sit for 5 minutes in a colander.
  • Heat 2 tbsps of Oil in a saucepan.
  • Fry curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Add onions and cook till translucent.
  • Stir in the spices-Cumin-coriander powder, Curry powder,Cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf.
  • Let the spices mix in well.
  • Add the tomatoes and coriander.
  • Mix in the tomatoes and eggplant.
  • Pour 3 cups (@ ratio of 1 rice:1.5 water) of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Slowly add rice by stirring and cook for about 10 minutes until all the water has evaporated.
  • Turn off the stove and garnish.
  • Serve hot with raita or chips
For garnish-
  • Heat a table spoon of ghee
  • Fry urad dal, onions and cashews
  • Sprinkle coriander

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Off for now-

33 comments:

shanthi said...

Delicious bhath

Nat said...

That looks like a lovely Pilaf. I have never tried Vanghi Bath...but do have some nice egg plants I picked up yesterday....

Tina said...

Delicious and yummy bhath....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...

prasu said...

yummy yum bath dear.......liked the blue back gound of the click..

Nandini said...

This is my hus's favourite rice dish! If he sees this, he might go bonkers! Looks delectable!

Vrinda said...

Never tasted this dish,heard a lot abt it,looks lovely....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Never tried vangi bhath...it looks delicious tho..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Very delicious and nice one.

sayantani said...

Hi shri. though I never tried bhangi bath but these days am looking for one dish meal recipes. this suits me fine. tasty and quick.

Sanghi said...

Wow.. delicious vangi bath..!

Sushma Mallya said...

its been long since i had vangi bath,urs look so delicious,will surely make this one

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Had this bhath when i was in B'lre.Never tried at home.looks delicious!!!

Babli said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
Please collect your award from my blog.
I liked your blog very much.I appreciate for your wonderful presentation and Bhath looks delicious.

s said...

looks delicious...and loved the blue cloth!

Soma said...

Long time back when i was in college in Nj one of my friends would do this for me.. I loved it. Forgot quite about it. Looks mouthwatering.

Rush said...

vangi bath...u reminded me of my childhood neighbour and her maharashtrian delicacies...have never tried it myself, but will definitely wanna do that seeing urs.

Gulmohar said...

Never tried vangi bhath at home.I like it...yummy yumm :-)

Uma said...

lovley vangi bath!! Yummy!!

Padma said...

All time fav dish... looks delicious Shri

Mythreyi Dilip said...

This is my all time favorite Shri. Picture looks absolutely scrumptious:)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

looks delicious and yummy!! i never tried in the home..Love it

5 Star Foodie said...

Very yummy!

foodcreate said...

Delicious :)Thanks for sharing your recipe Have a wonderful day ~

Sunshinemom said...

I too love vangibath:). Looks good!

Red Chillies said...

Looks good Shri. Been a while since I made Vaangi Bhat as I got tired using the MTR powder. This looks good.

Abhilash said...

I used to have this at my friends place.
A long time since I had it ...

Refreshed the lost memories...

Jacqueline said...

That sounds really tasty! Thanks for the recipe :)

Nazarina A said...

Very exotic and comforting indeed! I love dhal and rice anyway I can get it!

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks yumm, love anything with brinjals...

Parita said...

I love this and i really feel like having it right now!

Shri said...

Shanthi-Thanks

Thanks Nat!You must try it!

Thanks Tina, Somoo and Prasu

Thanks Nandini

Thanks Sadhana/Muskaan,Sayantani,Sanghi and Sushma!

Shri said...

Thanks Sreelekha

Thanks Babli..Truly flattering:)

Thanks s and Soma

You must, Rush!

Thanks Gulmohar

Thanks Uma, Padma, Mye, Sangeetha

Thanks 5 star, foodcreate and Sunshine

That's what I did for a while too RC!

Thanks Abhi, and thanks back at you Jac!

Nazarina-Thanks

Thanks Malar and Parita!!

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