Vangi Bath Recipe – Brinjal Fried Rice Recipe

Vangi Bath

This Vangi Bath Recipe was lying in my drafts for a longtime. since I have already shared vangi bath powder recipe (posted along with masala bath recipe), thought of sharing this too. The powder tastes almost like the MTR powder. But MTR doesn’t use channa dal, which I use since I feel it gives an extra flavor. I usually make this when I have few brinjals left and they are not enough to make any side dish. I just make this for myself during the lunch time.

There are variations to making vangi bath. But I learnt this from our Hassan based chef, who used to cook for us during our stay in Bangalore. I have tasted other versions too and can conclude that this is the best recipe, making you feel that the taste of eggplant is unique and great. Few other similar recipes on this blog are Bisi bele bath, potato tomato bath (with beetroot), ghee rice in Andhra Style

serves 2
1 cup of raw rice (cooked in whatever method you desire, do not make it mushy)
Oil as needed (add oil generously to get a good taste and it as well prevents a dry look)
1 onion thinly sliced
1 green chili slit
Green peas or cashews
Lemon juice as needed
Salt to taste
Vangi Bath powder (use the entire amount of powder prepared, you could use MTR vangi bath powder too)
1 tbsp Dry coconut (optional, adds flavor and taste)

Dry Spices for seasoning (you can replace this spice set with curry leaves, mustard, cumin, channa dal and urad dal)
1 bay leaf
3 cloves
Small cinnamon stick
2 green cardamoms
Generous pinch of cumin

1.    Heat oil in a wide heavy bottom pan,
2.    Add all the dry spices and sauté for a min. if using cashews add them now, fry for 2 to 3 mins
3.    Add green chili & onions and fry till they turn translucent
4.    Add brinjal, green peas .sprinkle salt. fry for 2 to 3 mins
5.    cover and cook till the brinjals are done completely
6.    Add the vangi bath powder. Mix well; fry till you get a nice aroma. off the heat
7.    Add rice, lemon juice. Mix well. adjust salt

Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve with papad and raita


  1. says

    Beautifully flavored and thats quite an interesting powder, home made and added into the rice. We will simply drool over such a rice dish. After all without rice we can't function very well.