Vangi bath or brinjal rice is a one pot meal – quick and easy ! My son loves flavored rice and this is one of the easiest, quickest and tastiest 🙂
Rice – 1 cup
Eggplant – 1 bowl – chopped
Onion – 1 – finely chopped
Green chillies – 2
Ginger – ¼ inch – chopped finely
Garlic – 1 clove – finely chopped
Salt – as per taste
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Vangi bath powder – 3 tbsp (I use store bought)
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Asofoetida – ¼ tsp
Tamarind paste – 2 tbsp
Salt – a little
Crushed peanut – coarse or fine powder
Mint leaves – few
Coriander leaves – few
Cook rice, mix a tbsp of coconut oil and keep it aside.
In a wide bottomed pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. Saute till done.
Now add the chopped green chillies, ginger, garlic and onions. Saute till onions are translucent.
Add the chopped brinjal/ eggplant, sauté for a minute.
Add the ground masala and mix well.
Allow it to cook well and get into a paste like texture.
Taste the mixture and add any spice powders or salt if needed.
Add rice and mix gently.
Add the chopped coriander and mint leaves, mix.
Finally add the ground peanut powder and remove from heat.
Serve hot with raita 🙂