Vangi Bhath / Brinjal Rice

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..

I too love these kinds of simple and wholesome,yet easy to prepare rice varieties...Yummy and flavorful 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.

gud presentation!!!!
rice is very much tempting

Great photos and simply delicious!

my fav- neat presentation & loved ur version uma !

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

looks scrumptiously tasty...
hats off to your excellent photography uma...:)
Tasty Appetite

looks colourful and temptg...amazing clicks

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

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

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

Zesty Palette

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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..:)

Delicious looking brinjal rice. Wonderful preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

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

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..

Nice clicks uma...Flavourable &delicious rice!!

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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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 :)...

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