Vangi Bath is a popular dish of Karnataka. The two main ingredients of this dish are brinjal (Vangi) or eggplant and rice (Bath). If you’re in this South Indian state then you must try this mouth-watering dish at least once. It is not only tasty but easy to cook too! Even if you have not cooked it ever in your life, you can make this quick and delicious dish in a few minutes. To add extra flavor, try cooking Vangi Bath with cold pressed groundnut oil. To make your life a little bit easy, we have shared two quick Vangi bhaat recipes to help you get started.
Vangi Bath with homemade masalas
To make tasty Vangi Bath you can either use store-bought ready-to-use Vangi Bath powder or you can make it at home. Use the recipe below to make Vangi Bhath powder at home.
Vangi Bath Masala Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoon coriander seeds
- ½ tablespoon fenugreek seeds
- 4 cloves
- 4 red chilies
- 1 tablespoon chana dal
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ tablespoon urad dal
- 1 tablespoon dry coconut
- 1 small cinnamon
Dry roast all the ingredients for Vangi Bath powder, let it cool and grind it to a dry powder. Store it in an airtight jar.
Alternatively, you can avoid this step and use any store – bought Vangi Bhath powder that is available in your local grocery store.
Vangi Bath Ingredients
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 250 grams of brinjal
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 green cardamoms
- ½ tablespoon black mustard seeds
- 3 tablespoon cold pressed Mesmara groundnut oil
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- Lemon juice and salt (as per taste)
- 1 green chili slit
Instruction for making yummy Vangi Bath
Wash the brinjals and cut them into thin strips. Pour Mesmara cold pressed groundnut oil in a pan.Temper the oil with bay leaf, cardamoms, black mustard seeds, and green chili. To it, add the onions and saute it till it becomes translucent. Add the brinjals, stir fry and then cover and cook until the brinjals are tender. Now add the powder masala and give a quick mix for a minute. Once the aroma starts coming, add the cooked rice. Turn off heat. Add lemon juice and serve hot with curd, pickle, and papad.
Vangi Bath from leftover rice
Having leftover rice and not sure what to do with it? Wait, don’t throw it away. Instead, try this quick Vangi Bhaat recipe. Not only you can utilize the leftover rice, but you can turn it into a delightful dish.
- Leftover rice
- Green brinjals cut into strips
- Vangi Bhath masala powder ( can be found in any grocery store)
- Mesmara cold pressed groundnut oil
- Lemon juice
- Roasted peanuts (optional)
- Salt to taste
Take the oil in a pan, warm it and add the brinjals. Cook it until it becomes tender. Then, add the cooked rice. To it mix the Vangi Bhath masala powder and salt to taste. Mix well and turn off the heat. Garnish with roasted peanuts and sprinkle lemon juice. Your tasty Vangi Bhaat is ready in 10 minutes!
At Mesmara we always believe and promote healthy cooking. Hence we bring your way cold pressed groundnut oil that is healthy, loaded with antioxidants and all the goodness of important vitamins and nutrients. At Mesmara we use Vagai wood press to extract oil from seeds in the traditional way. Since no heat is used the oil remains in its best form with all the healthy nutrients intact. Not to mention the added flavor, taste and texture that it brings to your dish. Cook this flavorful dish for your friends and family and don’t forget to let us know how it turned out!
Wondering where to buy authentic cold pressed groundnut oil? Look into our online store for different types of cold pressed oils. Mesmara offers a range of cold pressed oils including Cold Pressed Sesame Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil. Try these and enjoy their health benefits. To learn more about the health benefits of Cold Pressed Oils, click here.