Vaangi Bhath Recipe - Baby brinjal rice- a delicious recipe.

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Main Ingredients : Rice ( चावल ) , Groundnut oil

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Rice

Vaangi Bhath

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

For more recipes related to Vaangi Bhath checkout Chicken Pulao , Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf , Jodhpuri Vegetable Pulao , Vegetable Biryani . You can also find more Rice recipes like Red Lentil Rice, Murgh Aloo Bukhara Biryani, Dimer Biryani, Herbed Rice With Mushrooms. Or try out these recipes from Karnataka Cuisine like Premalar, Mor Koolu, Vaangi Bhath, Yam Curry.

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Vaangi Bhath

  • Rice 2 cups

  • Groundnut oil 10 tablespoons

  • Tamarind 1 lemon si long

  • Onions 2

  • Baby brinjals 10-12

  • Green chillies 4

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 6

  • Curry leaves 1 sprigs

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • For masala

  • Black peppercorns 1 tablespoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 4

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

  • Cloves 2

  • Green cardamoms 2

Method

Step 1

Wash and boil rice in plenty of water till ¾th done. Drain well, mix 4 tablespoons of oil and cool.

Step 2

Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the pulp and keep aside.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and lightly fry the masala ingredients. Cool and grind to a coarse powder.

Step 4

Peel and slice onions, wash and cut brinjals into four or six pieces. Wash and slit the green chillies.

Step 5

Soak chana dal for about 10 minutes, drain and keep aside. Heat the remaining oil and temper with mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and the chana dal.

Step 6

Fry till well roasted and light brown in color. Add the onion and sauté till it turns pink.

Step 7

Add the green chillies and stir. Add the brinjals and stir-fry on high heat till it is half done.

Step 8

Sprinkle turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt and add the tamarind pulp.

Step 9

Add the masala powder and cook till the brinjal is completely cooked. Mix the rice into this thoroughly and toss over high heat.

Step 10

Reduce heat, sprinkle little water, cover and cook till the rice is soft and completely cooked.

How to make Vaangi Bhath

Step 1

Wash and boil rice in plenty of water till ¾th done. Drain well, mix 4 tablespoons of oil and cool.

Step 2

Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the pulp and keep aside.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and lightly fry the masala ingredients. Cool and grind to a coarse powder.

Step 4

Peel and slice onions, wash and cut brinjals into four or six pieces. Wash and slit the green chillies.

Step 5

Soak chana dal for about 10 minutes, drain and keep aside. Heat the remaining oil and temper with mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and the chana dal.

Step 6

Fry till well roasted and light brown in color. Add the onion and sauté till it turns pink.

Step 7

Add the green chillies and stir. Add the brinjals and stir-fry on high heat till it is half done.

Step 8

Sprinkle turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt and add the tamarind pulp.

Step 9

Add the masala powder and cook till the brinjal is completely cooked. Mix the rice into this thoroughly and toss over high heat.

Step 10

Reduce heat, sprinkle little water, cover and cook till the rice is soft and completely cooked.

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