September 25, 2007


This is my entry to Ashaji's RCI - Karnataka. Thanks asha for hosting a lovely event. For this event only I tried this rice dish called "VAANGI BHAAT". Really our family enjoyed a lot. I tried Nupur's Vaangi Bhaaat recipe . Really came out very delicious. Thanks Nupur. Here is my recipe:

Prep time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 1 hour
Serves : 3
Cuisine : Karnataka

1 cup basmati rice
6 small brinjals
2 tbsp ghee or oil
3 bay leaves
1 big onion chopped finely
5 tbsp of green leaves (mixed of coriander and mint)
salt to taste
4 green chillies (slit them length wise)
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder

For masala paste:
1/2 cup onion (chopped big slices)
1/2 cup fresh coconut
1/2 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
3 cloves
3 cardamom pods
1 small piece of cinnamon stick
salt to taste
3 dried red chillies
1 tsp oil

1. Wash the brinjals, remove the stems, slit part way into quarters and keep in salt water.

2. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes.

3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai, add all above masala paste ingredients, roast lightly, turn off the heat. Let them cool completely and then make paste with little water.

4. Stuff above masala paste into brinjals and keep aside.

5. Heat oil, add bay leaves, onions, curry leaves and green chillies, saute till transparent. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and green leaves, fry for few more seconds on low heat.

6. Add remaining masala paste and stuffed brinjals, fry for 5 minutes, add soaked rice, fry for more few seconds, then add water and salt, mix, covered, cook till done.

7. Garnish with any vegetable gravy dish. I prepared aloo gravy as combo for this vaangi bhaat. Really enjoyed lot.

Note: Nupurji mentioned some tips to prepare this dish. While preparing this dish, they are very helpful. The tips are here.
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  1. Jyothi I could just take a fork and and eat some of those bringals. Lovely recipe your rice looks very tasty too. :)

  2. My hubby and my dad are vangi bhat fans! i usuallu amke for them, I remove the vangi and eat!!!

  3. Hi Jeena! thanks for your lovely words. Keep visiting.

    Hi Manasi! brinjals are my all time favorite. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Nice Entry Jyothi..I normally cut the brinjals for this preparation...this looks great with whole brinjals

  5. Yeah, very tasty dish..Jyothi, me too have posted one..

  6. Just in time Jyothi.
    Nice dish

  7. WOuld love to try it one day, coz till now I never tasted not tried it at home ;)

  8. The vangi bath looks yum with the whole brinjals!!this idea is great!!

  9. Thanks timepass.

    Hi Apple, next time you try like this, I hope you will really enjoy the taste. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Seena! I will check it out your version now only. Thanks for your lovely words.

  10. Yeah Happy Cook, I thought I will miss this event. But luckily I got in time. Thanks dear.

    Hi Padma! just give a trial. Surely you love it. Thanks padma!

    Thanks swapna.

  11. Thank you Jyoti,looks great. I think this is the last entry for RCI K!:))
    Now it's my job to post them!:)

  12. Vaangi bhaat looks absolutely mouthwatering! i have never tried this before...going down in my bookmarks. :)

  13. Hi Jyothi, thanks for visiting my blog. I love brinjal rice... this looks so rich and I love the whole brinjals in it :)

  14. Hi Asha! really I am lucky. Waiting for roundup...proceed on your work. Thanks dear.

    Hi Tee, try and let me know dear. Thanks.

    Hi Linda! welcome to my blog and thanks for your lovely words and keep visiting.

  15. Jyothi....Ur rice looks delicious...Infact anything with Brinjal...I love....those brinjals look way too tempting dear......

  16. I love it that there are so many different ways of making rich dishes in Indian cuisine. :)

  17. Nice entry and also good combination with rice. I also love the “murukulu” my dear....Your break looks very crispy and yummy with celebration of 100th post.:)

  18. Thanks for your lovely words sirisha!

    Hi rasa malaysia! welcome to my blog and thanks for your lovely words and keep coming.

    Thanks kajal.

    Hi jyothsna! thanks.

  19. Hi Jyothi,
    Hope you are doing good.

    Nice recipe. We need to get the right brinjals to make it i guess. Thanks for the additional tips link.