Saturday, April 4, 2009

Vangi bath

Vangi bath is a Karnataka specialty that you can eat as a brunch/full meal.Other typical karnataka dishes include Bisi bele bath, Jola Rotti, Chapathi, Ragi rotti, Akki rotti, Saaru, Huli, Khara Bath, Kesari Bath, Davanagere Benne Dosa, Ragi mudde, and Uppittu. The famous Masala Dosa traces its origin to Udupi cuisine.Plain and Rave Idli, Mysore, Masala Dosa and Maddur Vade are popular in South Karnataka.

When i was working in bangalore,i always used to eat vangi bath in my off cafeteria,there catering people always make set/masala dosa or idli for breakfast and afternoon lunch includes either bisi bele bath or vanghi bath along with other karnataka dishes.Becoz of that i didn't like set dosa n vangi bath,after many days ..again i did vangi bath today in my kitchen it is awesome :))


raw Basmathi/long grain rice -1 cup

Italian eggplant/indian brinjals-1 big size/7-8 brinjals

potato-1 big size -optional

peas-1/2 cup

MTR Vangi bath powder-2 tsp

seasoning ingredients

curry leaves

roasted peanuts-1/2 cup

mixed nuts/Cashews-1/2 cup-(dry roast/roast them in ghee)-optional

dry roasted chana dal and urad dal powder-3 tsp(optional)

Ingredients needed for making paste :

green chillies-6

coriander-1 small bunch

ghee/oil-4 tablespoons

shredded coconut powder-1/4th cup(optional)


1. Cook the rice with a pinch of turmeric once rice is done,Let it cool for some time and seperate each grain of rice.

2. Dry roast the shredded coconut and grind this with green chillies and coriander leaves to make a paste using Food processor/mixer.

3. Dry roast the chana dal and urad dal and grind to a powder using mixer.

4.Cut the brinjal length wise and keep it in salt water,cut onions finely.Peel the potato and cut into medium size cubes.In a large pan, heat oil/ghee and do tadaka/seasoning by adding chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds,cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and fry for few min till all seasoning ingredients become golden brown.

5. Add the finely chopped onions and fry till onions become transparent.Add potatoes, brinjal pieces and fry until all veggies are cooked.Atlast add peas ,cook for few more min and mix gently without breaking them.

6. Add above grinded paste , vangi bath powder along with ghee, salt to the rice and mix well.

7. Add cooked brinjal mixture to the rice , mix well.Atlast add roasted peanuts and nuts to vangi bath and serve hot with raita or any chutney .

Note:If you already added salt in the brinjal mixture..don't add salt again to rice..add either to rice or brinjal mixture.

I am sending this recipe to Announcing Cooking For Kids Rice Event hosting by trupti and is started by Sharmi of Neivedyam Sharmi of Neivedyam


  1. Photos are nice..Will give a try tonight

  2. looking delicious lavanya...Chala yummy ga vundi..Eppudu taste cheyyaledu but heard of its delicacy...

  3. Hey wow! yummy ..looking pics ..nice :)

  4. Yummy and delicious Vangi bhath! :)

  5. I like vaangi bhath so much...incredible! Picture looks great, love it.

  6. Lavanya u always tempet me with brijals recipes.I just love this.
    Snaps are great.
    Which camera?

  7. vangi bath looks very nice and lovely.feel like having some, can u pass the plate?

  8. vangi bath is my fav. too! Looks so good and yummy Lavanya!

  9. I will also try this today..Thanks for vangi bath Lavanya

  10. That vangi bath pictures brought me here lavanya..looking awesome..yummy and rich !!

  11. Looks perfect and delicious.

  12. Vangi bath looks delicious r very inviting.

  13. The picture is awesome. I followed your link from Priya's site. Looks like all of Priya's friends are awesome cooks and photgraphers like her! Good job!

  14. vangi bath is my husbad's is very good .

  15. wonderful dish mouth is watering!

  16. Oh, my favorite food dear. vangi badth recipe seems so good. delicious.

  17. I have been eating fried rice for the whole day....but not as luxurious as yours :-))
    Where's the cow-gal photo?

  18. hi lavanya...was busy with some work all these days...will post new recipes very soon:)

  19. Tahnks for all your lovely words friends :)

  20. Vangi bath looks like a delicious way to eat brinjals:)

  21. rice looks very delicious & easy to make. If u want u can send this to my CFK:Rice event

  22. YUMMY!! My fave rice of all, Puliyogare. I do MTR pudi, sometimes use it with just Brinjals too. Good looking dish!

    RCI Pondicherry next? Waiting for the logo, veg or non-veg etc! :)

  23. vangi bath! photos tempting gaa vunayi. vangi bath chalaa bavuntundi kani enduko edi biryani, fried rice lanta famous kaledu. naku matram chala estam.

  24. I love brinjals. Your vangi bath is inviting. Kindly pass me the plate.