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Vangi bath recipe, brinjal rice recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
Brinjal rice |Vangi bath is a good treat for brinjal lovers like me. My mom used to pack this Vangi bath for my lunch box and my friends will finish it off in no time. After marriage,i hardly made this very few times,since my hubby doesn’t prefer brinjals. This time when my neighbor gave me a pack of brinjals ,i decided to make rice of of that and shared the rice with them also. Check out my gutti vengaya koora and pan fried eggplant recipe too.

Vangi bath recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 1 cup

     For the powder
Coriander seeds  3 tblsp
Red chili  8
Channa dal  2 tblsp
Sesame seeds  1 tblsp
Cinnamon stick  a small piece (optional)
Kopparai | dry coconut  2 tblsp

    For the rice
  Raw rice | basmati rice  1 cup
  Eggplant (Small ) 4-5
  Onion   1 (optional)
  Oil   1 tblsp
  Vangi bath powder (recipe given below)   2-3 tblsp
   Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
   Urad dal   1 tsp
   Peanuts  1 tblsp (optional)
   Curry leaves   few   
    Salt  as needed 

brinjal rice


  • Dry roast all the ingredients, under the head “for the powder” and allow it to cool.
  •  When done, make it to a fine powder and store it in a container.
  • Now the vangi bath powder is ready.
  • Cook the rice with 1 and half cup of water and allow it to cool completely.
  • The grains should be separate.
  • Cut the brinjals into small cubes.(i used the long purple colour brinjal)
  • Cut the onions lengthwise.
  • Heat a kadai and add the oil. Temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal.
  • Add onions and saute them for till golden brown.
  • Add the brinjals and add salt  and turmeric powder.
  • Cook in medium flame till the brinjals become tender.
  • Don’t add water.
  • Add the vangi bath powder and gently mix with the brinjal mixture.
  • Roast the peanuts in oil just before mixing the rice. Add curry leaves.
  • Mix gently with the rice.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy with any raita of your choice.


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Jagruti February 9, 2010 - 2:06 pm

Brinjal rice looks mouthwatering and tempting..great way to add vegees in rice dishes..love the pics..thanks for sharing

Rachana Kothari February 9, 2010 - 2:08 pm

Brinjal Rice looks so yumm!!! A lovely click too:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine February 9, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Brinjal rice looks amazing...and yummy..

Laavanya February 9, 2010 - 2:47 pm

My husband doesn't like brinjals too but eats quite a few dishes made with it now.. like vangi baath 🙂 Looks yummy Jeyashri.

Pavithra February 9, 2010 - 3:11 pm

My fav one looks tempting ...I do in different way.. this is perfect lunch box menu too.. check mine when u find time.

அண்ணாமலையான் February 9, 2010 - 3:25 pm

mmm yummy b.rice

Vrinda February 9, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Brinjal rice looks yumm,never tasted this,thanx for sharing...

A Homemakers Diary February 9, 2010 - 4:11 pm

brinjal and rice both are fav and heard a lot about vangi bath. the dish looks yum and lovely click as well.

Akal's Saappadu February 9, 2010 - 4:34 pm

brinjal rice sounds good , full of flavours and comforting!!! nice dish!!

Sushma Mallya February 9, 2010 - 4:34 pm

Lovely presentation,looks delicious....

priya February 9, 2010 - 4:44 pm

yummy brinjal rice, dear...looks delicious!

Anu February 9, 2010 - 5:43 pm

Brinjal rice looks so yummy... Nice click..

Priya February 9, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Wow my favourite vangibhath..looks fantastic Jeya..

SE February 9, 2010 - 8:32 pm

one of my favorites..had made it couple of day back..nice pic

Meenakshi Sankaran February 9, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Awesome Jeyammaa! Looks mouthwatering.

Siddhi S February 9, 2010 - 10:02 pm

wow jeyashree this vangi bhaat luks very delicious, very nice recipe...i love it, vk try ur version nxt tym...very nice click

simply.food February 9, 2010 - 10:29 pm

Rice looks delicious and the grains are so long and separated .Nice click too.

RAKS KITCHEN February 10, 2010 - 2:15 am

Sounds easy enough to try it out,will try this version soon!

Home Cooked Oriya Food February 10, 2010 - 2:36 am

looks yummy...

Prathibha February 10, 2010 - 5:32 am

Vangibath is one of family favorite rice dishes..I carried it almost in my lunch box for 12 yrs..now I dont want any more..he he...
looks really yummy..

Neetz February 10, 2010 - 7:36 am

i havent heard of this before..for sure gonna try it and see 🙂

Shama Nagarajan February 10, 2010 - 8:08 am

delicious rice...yummy

rekhas kitchen February 10, 2010 - 8:34 am

Wow looks so tempting its my fav too.....

Padhu February 10, 2010 - 8:36 am

Wow This is my favorite dish as I am also a brinjal lover like you.I am hungry now.

Tina February 10, 2010 - 9:34 am

Sooo yummy and tempting rice...

Gulmohar February 10, 2010 - 9:07 pm

This sure sounds delicious and looks wonderful..Thanks for the Vangibath masala too...

Preety February 11, 2010 - 12:08 am

it must have tasted heavenly with homemade spice powder

ARUNA February 11, 2010 - 3:36 pm

This looks yummy n very tempting!

Rohini February 11, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Am sure it tastes wonderful.. But I just cant make them as DH doesnt like Brinjal.. I'll make it for myself someday! 🙂

Saraswathi Iyer February 12, 2010 - 5:56 am

My fav mixed rice looks yummy. nice photo.

Sarah Naveen February 12, 2010 - 2:48 pm

Oh wow!!! rice looks so comforting and yummy!!!! i m lov in it...

Deepa G Joshi February 12, 2010 - 4:58 pm

looks delicious..nice click.


Neetz February 12, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Plz do collect your awards from my blog :)..Happy Valentines day!!!

Preety February 14, 2010 - 5:35 pm

Happy valentines Day

Kitchen Flavours February 18, 2010 - 5:51 am

Wow....that's an flavourful rice recipe...looks yummy....

Priti May 25, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Just now made and ate...yummy it was...thanks for the recipe dear

radha May 1, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Thanks for a lovely recipe

palaghat madhavan July 9, 2012 - 4:38 pm

My kids loved this. thankyou for the recipe

Rajalashmi S November 18, 2013 - 10:34 am

hi Jeyashri was reading all your recipes..Since im a learner of ccoking it would be great and helpful if you post ingridents as numbered quantity instead of spoons and cups..

Vishnupriya Angarasan May 14, 2014 - 8:11 am

Today I tried this rice.it was so good

Vishnupriya Angarasan May 14, 2014 - 8:12 am

Today I tried out this rice.it came so good.thank u

Sai Ram July 1, 2014 - 4:23 am

Hi Jeyasri madam, Am a frequent visitor of ur blog. Ur recipes are too good and easily understandable. Can u let me know how long we can preserve this vangi bath powder.

jeyashri suresh July 2, 2014 - 9:38 am

Thanks for the message. this podi can be stored in the refrigerator for a week

suSilA dEVi August 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Made this dish few times, turns out well... My hubby's favorite now....
Thanks jeyasri... Your recipes are easy to follow and it always turns out well...

Premasree Purushoth May 19, 2016 - 1:00 am

Hi Jayashree, very nice dish. For what all dishes this vangibath powder can be used ?? Or its used only for brinjal rice ?? ���� since the tatse is too good, am thinking of using this powder in some other dishes too.���� please advice.

jeyashri suresh May 19, 2016 - 1:31 pm

You can use this for capsicum rice, dry curries which involves sambar powder and sambar rice too

Premasree Purushoth May 20, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Thank you so much jayashree..??

Nandini February 28, 2017 - 7:52 pm

Awesome recipe, came out very well. Thank you!


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