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Vangi Bhath / Brinjal Rice

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Another variety rice from my list of rice collections. Those days when I learnt this rice from my neighbour who has base from karnataka, It was prepared only when I ran out of all other vegetables. Now, I am turned out totally and I am buying brinjal with an intent to prepare this rice. The reason is simple, quick to prepare, no need to prepare gravy (just papad or raita accompany well with this) and at last fits well in lunchbox.

In vangi bhath (also called as Eggplant Rice /Brinjal Rice), the aromatic masala plays a key role which is prepared using marathi moggu, cloves and cinnamon. It also brings out the unique taste for this rice. Try out this simple yummy recipe and enjoy!

Basic Information:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes (40 minutes including rice cooking)
Serves : 2


Cooked Rice – 1 cup

Brinjal – 1 cup, cubed

Curry leaves – 1 string

Oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard and Urid dal – 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

For Vangi Bhath Masala:

Channa dal – 1 tablespoon

Coriander seeds / Coriander powder – 1/2 tablespoon

Urid dal – 1 teaspoon

Dry Red Chillies – 5 nos

Cinnamon stick – 2 inch length

Cloves – 2 cloves

Poppy seeds – 1/2 teaspoon


1) In a pan, dry roast the ingredients given for vangi bhath masala and make a powder. Keep it aside.

2) Wipe off the same pan and heat oil in it. When it is hot, add mustard seeds and urid dal. Allow them to splutter.

3) Add curry leaves followed by chopped brinjals.

4) Fry for few minutes and then sprinkle little water and salt to cook brinjal.

5) when the brinjal turns soft, add the masala powder(as said in step 1) by turning the flame to low and give a quick fry. Make sure not to burn masala.

6) Add cooked rice and mix gently and cook for 2 minutes.

7) Garnish with coriander leaves.

8) Serve hot with pappad or raitha.


1) As I didn’t have Marathi Moggu at the time of preparation, I didn’t add them and increased the cloves count.

2) If you are using coriander powder, dry roast all ingredients for masala first, then add the coriander powder towards the end of the roasting. This avoids the overburnt of masala.

Sending this recipe to Simply Food’s Flavors of South India.

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Beautiful clicks dear..Rice looks delicious..


Nice presentation…I also posted 2 versions of vangi bhath on my blog and ur version is so nice 🙂


Vaangi bath is one of my fav variety rice and I would like to sample a bite.. Thanks for asking me..Yeah, am fine..

Kaveri Venkatesh

I too love these kinds of simple and wholesome,yet easy to prepare rice varieties…Yummy and flavorful rice…like your version


Welcome to my space Annapoorani… Thanks for letting me know your versions. They will help me oneday 🙂



Good presentation. Comforting one pot meal.

Roshna Feroz

gud presentation!!!!
rice is very much tempting

Treat and Trick

Great photos and simply delicious!

Priya Sreeram

my fav- neat presentation & loved ur version uma !

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

Nice Presentation ! And I believe your rice must be very tasty.

Jayanthy Kumaran

looks scrumptiously tasty…
hats off to your excellent photography uma…:)
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Biny's Recipes

looks colourful and temptg…amazing clicks

priya ravi

stunned by ur first click uma 🙂 well needless to say how the taste would be .. i prepare brinjal poriyal with the same masala but never thought of mixing with rice.. added to my husband's lunch box menu for this week 🙂


First time I had Vengi Bhat at a south Indian restaurant I was really amazed at the taste & flavour. I tried making it a couple of times after that & it tastes awesome. Love it. Thanks for sharing

Priya Suresh

I can survive for many days with this flavouful rice, lovely presentation..


Nice one Uma. Nice clicks .. crisp and clear.

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Hobby Chef

looking so gud.. and your pics are also very intersting…

feels gud to follow your yummy recipes…


My favourite rice..:) The first pic is awesome.. the spicy rice is wonderfully displayed with a splash of purple..:) Truly scrumptious plateful..:)

Hamaree Rasoi

Delicious looking brinjal rice. Wonderful preparation.

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Suja Manoj

This is my favorite rice,looks super yummy


The rice looks perfect, I can imagine the sweet aroma while you were preparing it and I bet it tastes so delicious. Cars to share a bite 🙂 Love the photos.
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Mindblowing pictures!! the color combo works wonders!!
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Sobha Shyam

beautiful rice, have never tasted before, amazing clicks..

anthony stemke

Man alive, I can smell the fabulous aroma already.
Thank You.


This is another variety of rice that looks so finely prepared. It looks tasty, think I will like it.


This is new to me… Looks delicious and your pictorials are awesome… Happy to follow you.. Do visit my blog some day..

Menaga Sathia

Nice clicks uma…Flavourable &delicious rice!!

Sensible Vegetarian

I love vangi bhath and yours look simple awesome. Superb clicks.


Lovely rice combo.. Thanx for sharing this recipe..
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Beautiful and tempting dish.


hi uma, i have tried brinjal and dhal dish before and i think yours is also very interesting and flavorful with the spices added.. thanks


This is my hubs fav who is huge baingan lover ~ love all the shots 🙂


Delicious, and uber tempting pictures of a wonderfully flavorful and yummy rice 🙂
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Nalini's Kitchen

looks yummy,first time here,wonderful space and lovely clicks, following you.Please do drop at mt space time permits.


wow looks perfect!! One of my favs :)…


Awesome recipe 🙂