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Vangi Bath

Vangi bath is a rice-based dish that originates from Karnataka. It literally translates to eggplant rice. Vangi means eggplant or brinjal and bath means a rice-based dish. Vangi bath is made with eggplants (or brinjal), rice, and a spice blend called vangi bath masala powder.
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 3 cups Basmati rice cooked
  • 2 eggplant
  • A small piece tamarind
  • 3 tbsp vangi bath masala powder
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 1 tsp split black gram (urad dal)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 6-8 curry leaves
  • 2 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup peas
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped


  • Cut the eggplant into long fingers
  • Soak the tamarind in some water for 15-20 minutes. Extract the tamarind water and discard the pulp
  • Heat a frying pan or kadhai and add oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter
  • Add chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds and saute for few seconds. Add curry leaves, ginger, and green chilli. Saute for a minute
  • Add eggplant and mix well. Saute on high heat for a minute
  • Add tamarind extract, vangi bath masala powder, turmeric powder, salt, and peas.
  • Mix well and simmer until the eggplant is completely cooked
  • Increase the heat and let the excess moisture dry
  • Add the cooked rice and mix gently
  • Add coriander seeds. Mix well
  • Serve hot with raita


Nutrition Facts
Vangi Bath
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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