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Vangi Bath Recipe- Brinjal Rice

Vangi bath recipe- Brinjal rice with homemade vangi bath powder from Karnataka or Maharashtra cuisine. Vangi means brinjal or egg plant and bath usually means a rice preparation. This is a very easy to make, flavorful and wholesome dish that tastes very good with a simple raita or yogurt. If you have cooked rice ready you can make vangi bath in 20 minutes. Vegan, gluten free recipe with step by step photos.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka, south indian
Keyword: vangi bath
Servings: 3
Author: Harini


  • 2.5 cups cooked rice cooked and cooled
  • 200 grams eggplants
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Vangi bath masala powder

  • 2 tablespoons channa dal
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 6 dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds1
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamoms


Cooking rice

  • Pick, rinse and soak the raw rice grains for 30 minutes.
    how to cook basmati rice
  • Drain and cook the rice al dente on stovetop or instant pot or pressure cooker.
    cooked basmati rice
  • Spread the cooked rice on a wide plate and add few drops of oil. Toss well and set aisde.
    oil tossed in cooked rice

Making masala powder

  • Heat a heavy saute pan or kadai. Add 2 tablespoon coriander seeds to the hot pan and dry roast for 2-3 minutes in low flame. Remove to a plate.
    dry roasting coriander seeds
  • To the same pan add 6 dried red chilies, 2 tablespoons chana dal, 1 tablespoon urad dal, 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, 3 green cardamoms. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds. Roast in low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
    dry roasting vangi bath masala powder spices
  • Let cool, transfer to a small spice grinder or mixer grinder jar and grind to a fine powder. You can store this for a month and use in various curries. This will yield a very mildly hot powder so I add additional red chili powder while making vangi bath recipe.
    grinding roasted spices

Making brinjal rice vangi bath recipe

  • Rinse the eggplants well and wipe off gently. Remove the crowns
    eggplants for brinjal rice
  • Cube the eggplants into big pieces or if your eggplants or tiny just halve them and keep aside. You can soak the eggplants in salted water until use but mine where tender home grown ones so I kept as such.
    chopped brinjals
  • Heat oil in a heavy based pan or kadai. Add mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, chana dal, slit green chilies and fry well for a minute.
    frying mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and green chilies in oil
  • Next add 1 sprig curry leaves and peanuts. Fry for one more minute.
    adding curry leaves and peanuts
  • Next add the chopped brinjals and green peas if using. Mix well and cook in high heat for 2 minutes.
    chopped brinjals and green peas added
  • Now add 2-3 tablespoons of prepared vangi bath spice mix, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder.
    making vangi bath recipe
  • Mix very well. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the eggplants turn soft in medium flame.
    cooked eggplant for brinjal rice
  • Now add the cooked rice and mix well.
    cooked rice added to sauteed brinjals
  • Mix very well. Serve vangi bhath warm.
    vangi bath ready to serve


The recipe can be doubled.


Serving: 3g