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South Indian Style Vangi Bhaat Recipe By Preetha

Apr 16, 2019







Make in no time and easy to prepare this one pot meal, learn how to cook South Indian Style Vangi Bhaat/ Vangi Bhat by Preetha Srinivasan in Dakshin Curry only on India Food Network.

Vangi Bath is a light spicy rice dish made with sauteed Brinjal, Rice and Indian Spices. It is particularly popular in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra where Vangi means brinjal/baingan/eggplant and Bath/Bhath/Bhat means rice in local language. Due to this, it is also commonly known as the Brinjal Rice.


    1/4 cup Dry Coconut/Kopra
    1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds
    3 tbsp Groundnut Oil
    1 tsp Chana Dal
    1 tsp Urad Dal
    1/8 tsp Methi Seeds
    2 tsp Coriander Seeds
    3-4 Dry Red Chillies
    1 Cinnamon Stick
    6-8 Cloves
    2 tsp Mustard Seeds
    4-5 Curry Leaves
    3-4 Green Long Brinjal
    1/2 Turmeric Powder
    Salt to taste
    2 cup cooked Kolam Rice
    Boondi to Serve



1. Take groundnut oil in a kadhai.

2. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green long brinjal, turmeric powder and salt.

3. Stir all ingredients and keep it under a lid for about 1 minute.

4. Add the masala made in the kadhai and mix. Let it be for another 1-2 minutes.

5. Finally, add cooked kolam rice in the kadhai.

6. Add some salt and mix the rice with the brinjal and masala.

7. Take it out in a plate/bowl and sprinkle some boondi over the top.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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