Vangibhath Powder & Vangibhath/Fried Rice with Brinjal

Our love for rice never ends :)... what else can you expect from a SouthIndian?...hehehhee... so here you go with yet another recipe on Rice.
I have seen many Vangibath (VB)/Fried Rice with Brinjal recipes around, here is my version. Before telling you the recipe for VB, let me tell you the recipe for VB powder.

Vangibath Powder:
Uddinabele/blackgram/Urad dal 400gm
Kadalebele/bengalgram/Chanadal 400gm
Chakke/Cinnamon/dalchini 25gm
Lavanga/Clove/Laung 5gm
Marati moggu/Dried Capers 10gm
Ananas hoovu/Star Anise 7gm
Byadagi Menasinakayi/Kashmiri Mirch 50gm (this is for color)
Chikabalapura menasinakayi/A spicier version of Red Chillies 75gm
Kottambari Beeja/Coriander seeds/Dhaniya100 gm
Dry coconut grated/Dessicated dry coconut = 500gm (Do not fry this)
salt to taste

Pan roast all the ingrediants separately and grind them to a coarse powder with Coconut and salt. Store in a airtight container in your refrigerator.
VangibathBrinjals (Long Green Variety) : 5 medium sized (clean and chop into 1''thick and 2''long pieces)
Cooked Rice (Basmati/SonaMasuri/Ponni)- 3 cups
Vangibath Powder : 2 heaped tbsp
Oil : 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Uddinabele(uraddal)/kadalebele(chanadal) : 1tsp each
Curry leaves 1 line
Turmeric Powder : 1tsp
Salt, Lemon Juice according to taste
Coriander for garnishing

Heat oil in a pan, when it is hot add mustard seeds. When mustard stops popping, add two bele's/dals, curry leaves and turmeric. Let bele's/dals turn golden brown, now add in brinjals. Cover and cook brinjals till they are soft. Add VB powder, salt and remove from stove. Add rice and lemonjuice and mix. Check the rice for salt, adjust the flavors. You can add more VB powder at this stage if you like it more spicy. Garnish with coriander and serve it with curd


Dhivya said...

wow!vangi bath my all time favorite:)thanks for sharing the powder recipe

EC said...

One more variation in vangibath powder...will try next time

Uma said...

thanks for sharing the recipe for vangibath powder. the bath looks delicous.

Kalai said...

Have to make this for my husband! :)

notyet100 said...

i am sure just like tomato bath...this recipe will rock too

aMus said...

this was just perfect...:)

the vb powder tastes fantabulous in mixed vegetable upma too...

Lakshmi said...

@ All,
Thanks for droping by and leaving some good words for me.

So did u try the powder? I have not tried in veg upma, sounds interesting.

Sig said...

I love seeing these spice powder recipes... I normally make flavored rice dishes with store bought powders, so once in a while making it from scratch makes it very special... :) Thanks for the recipe Lakshmi!

Deepti said...


Thanks for sharing this awesome vangibath powder really makes all "baaths" taste delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Could not get my recipe book and was feeling lost here

ragini said...

thanks it is very nice and tasty

susheelasivakumar said...

vangaibathi recepie is good,but the brinjal which is to be friedhas to be stuffed with the same vangibath power with little salt added to it,will taste more good.

susheelasivakumar said... the recepie seems to be good,but if the brinjal is stuffed with the same powder with little salt to taste it would be more spicy and special.

Anonymous said...

Made this , came out really well. And shared on my blog linking back to you. Thank you so much.