Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Vanghi Bhath/Brinjal rice

Brinjal Rice / Vanghi Bhath
This Rice variety goes to the Royal Foodie Joust hosted by Queen!
The 3 ingredients (Eggplant, Lentils and cinnamon) really tempted me to send this recipe. Dhal/lentil is key ingredient that you cannot skip in all Indian dishes. I had many recipes in mind. But those recipes are more traditional dishes. This brinjal dish is very popular Variety Rice in Southern Part of India but it does have many versions. My version contains all the 3 ingredients. It is another delectable way to turn your leftover rice. As far as for cooking, no way to mess around, another addition for Dummies.
Brinjal rice


Rice: 1 cup of cooked or leftover rice (spread it in a plate- help to separate the grains)
Green chilies: 2 or 3 (depend your heat level) minced or sliced

Ginger: Grated ½ tsp
Brinjal: 2 or 3 medium size (Indian brinjal) cubed

Turmeric powder: pinch
Lemon juice: Few drops
Salt: Depending your taste


Brinjal rice

Mustard seed: ¼ tsp
Urad dhal/lentil: ½ tsp
Channa dhal/lentil: 1tsp
Cumin: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: few
Cashew: optional few
Oil: 2 tsp or Ghee
Masala to roast & grind

Khus Khus or poppy seed: 1 tbsp
Cinnamon: 1/2 stick
Dry coconut/dessicated coconut: 1 ½ tbsp
Dry roast separately and grind it
Note: Dry coconut needs to be roasted quickly otherwise it starts to leave oil.
Preparation Method
Heat a pot with oil or ghee. Add the seasoning; once it started to split add the green chilies, ginger and brinjals. Fry until the brinjal is done, add the ground masala, turmeric, salt and rice. Gently mix together when the rice is hot. Sprinkle some lemon Juice. Enjoy your plate of Eggplant rice .


Siri said...

Love the RFJ entry Cham..:) Vangi bath looks so inviting..:D

Are u a part of "Taste of India" Food Blog Roll. Do join if u r not for more exposure to other bloggers like me.. take care n cya!

~ Siri

Srivalli said...

that looks nice..I came here for republic day entry..that was good..nice innovative idea..

Anonymous said...

hey, u hv great great blog, what a wonderful recipes you hv, will try each one and let u know.

keep up the good work and waiting for some more great recipes from you.

Rajitha said...

Cham...that looks good..and ur avatar is cute!