September 20, 2013

Vaangi bhaath recipe - how to make vaangi bhaath - brinjal (eggplant) rice recipe

Vaangi bhaath recipe -  Vaangi bhaath is a popular traditional rice dish of  Maharashtra.
This is a delicious one pot meal which pairs well with roasted potatoes and cucumber raita. If you are bored with the regular meal, then this vaangi bhaath is a perfect  dish to try. You can carry it in the lunch box too. I have made this vaangi bhaath with masala bhath powder. However, you can use MTR pulao masala instead of masala bhath
powder. 

vaangi bhaath in a serving plate
Vaangi bhaath recipe with step by step pictures

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Serves 2


Ingredients
3/4 cup raw rice or 3 cups cooked rice
6 baby brinjals / vangi
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 green chili, chopped
1½ tbsp masala bhath powder  (or 3 tsp MTR pulao masala)
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp thick tamarind pulp
2 tbsp grated fresh coconut
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

For the seasoning
4 cloves / lavang
1/4" cinnamon / dalchini
2 tej patha 
2 brown cardamoms (slit from one side)
10-12 curry leaves
4 garlic flakes, crushed
1/6" ginger, crushed
pinch of asafoetida / hing

Preparation
Wash the rice thoroughly and drain the water. Add 1½ cups of water and pressure cook it. Take 2 whistles and remove the cooker from the flame. When the pressure releases, remove the cooked rice and spread them on a large plate. Keep it aside. Cut the brinjals into half  and slit them till half length   Put the brinjals in salt water. You can also cut the brinjals into lengthy pieces.

Method
Vaangi bhaath recipe
  • Heat oil in a pan and add crushed ginger and garlic to it. Saute till the raw smell disappears. Add lavang, dalchini, tej patha, elaichi and saute for 1 minute. Add curry leaves and pinch of hing. Saute for a while.
  • Now add onions and green chili to it. Saute till the onions turn translucent. Add brinjals and mix very well. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of water over it. Cover the pan with lid and cook it on  low flame till the brinjal becomes soft. 
  • Once the brinjals cook well, add tamarind pulp, masala bhath powder, turmeric powder and chili powder to it. Mix well and cook it on low flame for another  2 minutes. 
  • Now add cooked rice to it and mix well. Again cover it with lid. Cook the vangi bhath on low flame till the rice gets substantially hot. 
  • When it is done, remove from the flame and add grated coconut and mix gently. 
  • Serve the vaangi bhaath hot with roasted potatoes.and cucumber raita.

Vaangi bhaath recipe with step by step pictures

Heat oil in a pan and add crushed ginger and garlic to it. Saute till the raw smell disappears. Add lavang, dalchini, tej patha, elaichi and saute for 1 minute. Add curry leaves and pinch of hing. Saute for a while.Now add onions and green chili to it. Saute till the onions turn translucent. Add brinjals and mix very well. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of water over it.
tempering to make Vaangi bhaath



Cook covered on  low flame till the brinjals become soft. Once the brinjals cook well, add tamarind pulp, masala bhath powder, turmeric powder and chili powder to it. Mix well and cook it on low flame for another  2 minutes. 
vaangi added



Now add cooked rice to it and mix well. Again cover it with lid. Cook the vangi bhath on low flame till the rice gets substantially hot.  When it is done, remove from the flame and add grated coconut and mix gently. 
add masala and rice

Serve the vaangi bhaath hot with roasted potatoes and cucumber raita.
serve vaangi bhaath hot

Note
  • You can  place an  iron tawa on a medium flame and keep the pan with vaangi bhaath over it for about 5 minutes or till the rice gets quite hot.    

13 comments:

  1. Love this one pot meal to the core, inviting.

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  2. Wonderful and delicious vaangi bath, simply yummy...

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  3. love this rice, still have to make it for myself. you got nice masala in it. very tempting.

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  4. love this rice, still have to make it for myself. you got nice masala in it. very tempting.

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  5. delicious and love this lunch box special...

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  6. wow..looks inviting...nice presentation..

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  7. Nice pics. I love this rice.

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  8. lovely rice...can have this west Indian speciality every day :-)

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  9. Vangi bhath looks very delicious.

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  10. yummy rice ...with roasted potatoes..tempting recipe

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  11. Tasty and wonderful rice recipe

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