Vaangi Bath – Karnataka Special

Vaangi Bath – Karnataka Special

Kathirikai Podi Saadham:


To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Together:

Coriander seeds 2 spoons
Chana dal 2 spoons

Urad dal 2 spoons

Dry red chilies 6

Fenugreek seeds 1-2 spoons

Peppercorn 1 spoon

Cinnamon 2 sticks

Cloves 3

Cumin seeds 1 spoon

Dry coconut 1/4 cup(grated)

Black Sesame seeds 2 spoons

Asafoetida 1/4 spoon.

For Rice:

Long Grained Rice/Basmati 1 cup
Ghee few spoons


For Pan-Frying:

Eggplants/ Brinjal 6-8 sliced

Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon

Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon/ lemon juice few spoons

Ghee few spoons.

For Tempering:

Ghee few spoons
Mustard 1/2 spoon
Cumin 1/2 spoon

Asafoetida 1/2 spoon

Curry leaves few

Dry red chilies 3.


Pressure cook rice along with salt and few spoons of ghee. When it is done…spread the rice in a wide tray. Fluff them a little with fork. Allow this to cool down to room temperature.

In a wide, heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil. Stir-in sliced eggplants…add salt, turmeric and tamarind paste. Fry them till the egg-plants are tender. Now add powder spices(50%)made above. Let them get fried well. When the raw smell of the spices is gone and oil shows up on sides, remove from heat.

Now mix this spicy eggplants with rice. Let the rice get well coated with masala. Further add the remaining spice-powder too, if necessary.

In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add tempering spices one by one. Wait till they pop and splutter. Now run this seasoning over the rice prepared. Mix them once again thoroughly.

Serve warm as a main dish for lunch. Enjoy!


14 Responses so far.

  1. Priti says:

    Looks super delicious ..I made it last week …little diff way

  2. Rekha shoban says:

    yummy!!!i love variety rice very much..bookmarked malar!

  3. Chitra says:

    Looks great! I am not a big fan of eggplants. But the way that you have made it, it looks yummy! :-)

  4. Madhu says:

    Its looking very nice. Easy too na, can make this during weekday.

  5. Priya says:

    Never say no to this wonderful dish,my fav vaangi bhath..

  6. S.Menaga says:

    வாவ்வ் பார்க்கவே செம சூப்பரா இருக்கு..

  7. Vaangi bath looks very yummy and mouthwatering!

  8. Swathi says:

    kathirikai podi sadam looks delicious.

  9. Hema Mahen says:

    Looks so yummy and love the spices…

  10. nice spicy vangi bath…

  11. kittymatti says:

    Wow! jus love this! looks so tempting!

  12. USHA says:

    I love this kind of variety rice very much than ususal receipes….easy for lunch box pack too..Thanks.

  13. Vaangibath is my fav they look wonderful :)

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