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karnataka style vangi bhath recipe - homely delicious recipe of brinjal rice from the karnataka cuisine.

4.34 from 6 votes
total time:
50minutes

vangi bath recipe with step by step photos – delicious recipe of spiced brinjal rice from the karnataka cuisine. vangi means, brinjal, baingan, aubergines or eggplant. bhath or baath means rice.

vangi bath recipe, brinjal rice recipe

vangi bath is a brinjal rice based dish popular both in the maharashtrian and karnataka cuisine. both the regional recipes taste different as some of the ingredients and the spices that go into preparing them are different.

karnataka vangi bath recipe makes use of vangi bath masala powder and tamarind pulp as two of the main ingredients. whereas the maharashtrian vangi bhath recipe used goda masala and curd or tomatoes. few more popular recipes from karnataka cuisine are:

how to make vangi bath

  1. preparing vangi bath recipe is very easy. all you need is to cook the rice first. then prepare the brinjal gravy. then mix the rice with the brinjal gravy. if you have extra cooked rice or leftover rice, then the vangi bath recipe is more quick to prepare.
  2. in this vangi bath recipe, i have used readymade organic vangi bath masala powder from the phalada brand. the taste of the vangi bath depends on the quality of the vangi bath masala. so do use a good quality one. you can use homemade or store brought.
  3. generally green brinjals are used. but you can also use purple or the purple striped brinjals. just make sure that the brinjals are tender and fresh.
  4. use any regular variety of rice like sona masuri.
  5. this vangi bath recipe is a no onion no garlic recipe. if you want, you can add onions.

serve vangi bath or brinjal rice with raita or plain curd. you can even pack vangi bath in the tiffin box.

if you are looking for more brinjal recipes then do check:

vangi bath recipe, karnataka style vangi bhath recipe, brinjal rice recipe
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vangi bath recipe

karnataka style vangi bhath recipe - homely delicious recipe of brinjal rice from the karnataka cuisine.
course main course
cuisine karnataka
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 50 minutes
servings 2
rough calories per serving 687 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for cooking rice

  • 225 grams sona masuri rice OR 1 heaped cup of rice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water

for preparing tamarind pulp:

  • ½ tablespoon tightly packed tamarind (imli)
  • ¼ cup hot water

other ingredients for vangi bath

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil - can also use sesame oil or sunflower oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ½ teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts (bhuni moongphali) OR cashews (kaju)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves OR 10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 to 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)
  • 200 grams small to medium sized green or purple brinjal (baingan or vangi or egg plant) - cut in long pieces and soaked in salted water for 15 to 20 minutes
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoons vangi bath masala powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoon fresh grated coconut, optional
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon jaggery powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta) - optional

how to make vangi bath recipe

preparation for vangi bath

  1. first soak 1 heaped cup rice in water for 30 minutes. use any regular rice. i used sona masuri rice.

  2. then pressure cook the rice with 2 cups water, ¼ teaspoon salt for 3 to 4 whistles on a medium flame or for 11 to 12 minutes. you can also cook the rice in a pot. if cooking in a pot, then you may need to add more water.

  3. soak ½ tablespoon tightly packed tamarind in ¼ cup hot water for 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. later squeeze the soaked tamarind in the water to get the tamarind pulp. strain and keep aside.

  5. when the pressure settles down on its own, open the cooker's lid and fluff the rice. 

  6. you can allow the rice to cool in the cooker itself or spread rice on a large plate/thali or tray. allow the cooked rice grains to become warm or cool down. cover and keep so that the rice grains do not dry out.

  7. when the rice is cooking, rinse the brinjals. remove the crowns of the brinjals and slice them vertically in 4 long pieces. as soon as you chop them, place them in a bowl containing water to which some salt has been added. 

  8. do make sure that there is sufficient water covering the brinjals. allow them to be in the salted water for 15 to 20 minutes.

making vangi bath

  1. heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil (can also use sesame oil or sunflower oil) in a pan or kadai.

  2. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds.

  3. once the mustard seeds begin to crackle, then add ½ teaspoon urad dal.

  4. next add 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts or cashews.

  5. saute till the urad dal becomes golden.

  6. then add 1 to 2 dry red chilies, 1 sprig curry leaves or 10 to 12 curry leaves and ⅛ teaspoon asafoetida (about 2 pinches of asafoetida).

  7. add the brinjals. just remove the brinjals from the salted water and add in the pan. be careful as the mixture splutters when adding brinjals.

  8. mix them with the rest of the tempering mixture.

  9. add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. also add salt as per taste.

  10. mix the turmeric powder and salt very well.

  11. cover the pan with a lid and let the brinjals get half-cooked. do check at intervals. while cooking, if the brinjals start sticking to the pan then add some water. then cover and cook.

  12. half cook the brinjals.

  13. once they are half done, then add the tamarind pulp.

  14. then add 2 to 2.5 tablespoons vangi bath masala powder.

  15. mix very well and continue to cook without the lid. if the masala along with brinjals start sticking to pan, then add ¼ cup water and continue to cook.

  16. once the brinjals are cooked well, add 2 tablespoons grated coconut and ¼ to ½ teaspoon jaggery powder.

  17. mix again very well. the brinjal masala is thick. but for some moisture you can have a semi gravy consistency in the brinjal masala.

  18. keep the pan down and add rice in two to three parts. mix gently.

  19. add the next portion of rice and then mix well.

  20. mix gently but very well so that that everything is mixed evenly.

  21. serve vangi bath or brinjal rice with raita, papads or chips.

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preparation for vangi bath recipe

1. first soak 1 heaped cup rice in water for 30 minutes. use any regular rice. i used sona masuri rice.

rice for vangi bath recipe

2. then pressure cook the rice with 2 cups water, ¼ teaspoon salt for 3 to 4 whistles on medium flame or for 11 to 12 minutes. you can also cook the rice in a pot. if cooking in a pot, then you may need to add more water. depending on the quality of rice, you can even cook for 2 whistles or 9 to 10 minutes.

rice for making vangi bath recipe

3. soak ½ tablespoon tightly packed tamarind in ¼ cup hot water for 20 to 30 minutes.

tamarind for making vangi bath recipe

4. later squeeze the soaked tamarind in the water to get the tamarind pulp. strain and keep aside

tamarind for making vangi bath recipe

5. when the pressure settles down on its own, open the cooker’s lid and fluff the rice. you can allow the rice to cool in the cooker itself or spread rice on a large plate/thali or tray. allow the cooked rice grains to become warm or cool down. cover and keep so that the rice grains do not dry out. the cooked rice grains should be separate.

rice for making vangi bath recipe

6. when the rice is cooking, rinse, remove the crowns of the brinjals (vangi or baingan) and slice them vertically in 4 pieces. as soon as you chop them, place them in a bowl containing water to which some salt has been added. do make sure that there is sufficient water covering the brinjals. allow them to be in the salted water for 15 to 20 minutes.

vangi for making vangi bath recipe

making vangi bath

7. heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil (can also use sesame oil or sunflower oil) in a pan or kadai. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds.

mustard for making vangi bath recipe

8. once the mustard seeds begin to crackle, then add ½ teaspoon urad dal.

dal for making vangi bath recipe

9. next add 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts or cashews.

peanuts for preparing vangi bath recipe

10. saute till the urad dal becomes golden.

preparing vangi bath recipe

11. then add 1 to 2 dry red chilies, 1 sprig curry leaves or 10 to 12 curry leaves and 1/8 teaspoon asafoetida (about 2 pinches of asafoetida).

preparing vangi bath recipe

12. add the brinjals. just remove the brinjals from the salted water and add in the pan. be careful as the mixture splutters when adding brinjals.

vangi for vangi bath recipe

13. mix them with the rest of the tempering mixture.

vangi for vangi bath recipe

14. add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. also add salt as per taste.

preparing brinjal rice or vangi bath recipe

15. mix the turmeric powder and salt very well.

preparing brinjal rice or vangi bath recipe

16. cover the pan with a lid and let the brinjals get half-cooked. do check at intervals. while cooking, if the brinjals start sticking to the pan then add some water. then cover and cook.

making vangi bath recipe

17. half cook the brinjals.

making vangi bath recipe

18. once they are half done, then add the tamarind pulp.

making vangi bath recipe

19. then add 2 to 2.5 tablespoons vangi bath masala powder.

making brinjal rice or vangi bath recipe

20. mix very well and continue to cook without the lid. if the masala along with brinjals start sticking to pan, then add ¼ cup water and continue to cook.

making brinjal rice or vangi bath recipe

21. once the brinjals are cooked well, add 2 tablespoons grated coconut and ¼ to ½ teaspoon jaggery powder.

making brinjal rice or vangi bath recipe

22. mix again very well. the brinjal masala is thick. but for some moisture you can have a semi gravy consistency in the brinjal masala. check the taste and you can add some more jaggery powder or salt if you want.

making brinjal rice or vangi bath recipe

23. keep the pan down and add rice in two to three parts. mix gently.

making brinjal rice or vangi bath recipe

24. add the next portion of rice and then mix well.

vangi bath recipe, brinjal rice recipe

25. mix gently but very well so that that everything is mixed evenly.

vangi bath recipe, brinjal rice recipe

26. serve vangi bath or brinjal rice with raita, papads or chips.

vangi bath recipe, brinjal rice recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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12 comments/reviews

  1. Well narrated recipe Dasannaavre. Dhanyabaadagalu. Will try today.

    • thanks arathi. do try the vangi bath and i hope you will like it.

  2. Looks delicious.. When roasting peanuts, the flame is high or med-low? I assume they will absorb oil and get soggy if roasted at low flame

    • ruchi, the flame is medium-low or medium if using a thick bottomed pan. the peanuts do not absorb oil. if the oil is cold, then the peanuts absorb oil. here we are adding peanuts once the mustard seeds crackle. mustard seeds crackle in hot oil, so in this hot temp, the peanuts get roasted well. i had used a steel pan and its gets very hot even on low flame, so i have kept the flame to a low.

      • Thank you very clarifying. I’ll use this technique while making poha also then.
        Is vangi bhath masala same as goda masala?

        • welcome ruchi. both are different. vangi bhath masala is from the karnataka cuisine. goda masala is from the maharashtra cuisine. the aroma, taste and flavor of both is totally different.

          • ok. do you make this masala at home? if yes, please do share the recipe if you find time. actually this past week we made the pav bhaji masala at home using the recipe that you have shared and it was amazing! We’ve already made pav bhaji twice over the week just because it tastes so good.

            • ruchi, i make goda masala at home as the quality of goda masala i get here is not at all good. there is no aroma and no flavor in them. vangi bhaat masala i have not yet tried at home. i got an organic pack of vangi bhath masala and it was good. when living in bangalore also, i would buy vangi bhath masala from outside. but i do plan to make one when this lot gets over.

              thanks for letting me know about the pav bhaji masala. i still have this batch and i must have made pav bhaji many times with this masala recipe. a little is still left and that will also get over soon ?

  3. very Nice

    • thanks nia.

  4. can brinjal be substituted? with potato or cucumber etc?

    • you can use mix veggies like potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, beans and green peas. but just parboil them before you add in the gravy. you can also use potatoes only. with cucumber i am not sure how the texture of the veggie will be.

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