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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vangi Bhath / Brinjal Rice

This is one of the dishes that I didn't enjoy until recently, I don't like eggplants at all. But this time when my mom visited me she made this for us and I realized how much I was missing.

I still don't enjoy eggplants that much, but considering all the benefits of eggplants I think I can at least eat it now and enjoy it.
Hope you guys like it too..

Here is the recipe for Vangi Bhath

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 tbsp tamarind
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 6 small eggplant
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 cup of peas

For Spice Powder:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2" stick cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 dry red chillies
  • 3 tsp Channa dal
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut (desiccated)

For Tempering:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 dry red chilli, torn into pieces
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Put the tamarind in a bowl with 1/2 cup of water with salt and turmeric.
  • Cube the eggplant and carrots and add to the tamarind juice and let soak for 15 mins.
  • Heat oil for spice powder in a pan and add remaining ingredients for spice powder. Fry till spices are fragrant and the dals turn golden brown. Cool and grind to a powder.
  • Heat oil for tempering in the same pan and add all the ingredients for tempering. When mustard seeds start popping, add the eggplant and carrots with the tamarind extract.
  • Add the peas to this mixture, also add the spice powder to this and let it cook.
  • Cover pan and simmer for about 10 mins till the vegetables are tender and water is almost completely adsorbed.
  • Mix in the cooked rice with some oil so that the rice grains are separated.
  • This can be eaten with curd.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know about the soaking in tamarind bit - seems like a nice touch to soften the eggplant, will try it!


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I just love to cook and everything that goes along with food. I cook at home most of the time but I do enjoy eating out once in a while too. I have 2 blogs, one with all my recipes and the other one is all the places that we eat at. My husband and I love to eat and go out. The other day I was looking for a new phone so we were doing our rounds to all the service providers around our house, before we can decide which one to go with. When we went to the Sprint store close to our house we realized that we even though we have been in this area for the past 4 years we have never been to that strip mall. We found a pizza place that looked really good from the outside. That's when we made a New Year's resolution of eating out once a week and try a new restaurant each time. And here I will write my thoughts of the place and what I think of it.