Friday, September 3, 2010

Vangi Bhath

Vangi Bhath with Cucumber Raita
Vangi bhath is a  maharashtrian food that is also popular in Banglore and Andhra Pradesh. There are variations in preparing Vangi Bhath spice mix but I stick to the following masala most of the times.This dish is very easy to prepare.When my friend tasted this dish at our home she said it was one of the most delicious dishes she has ever tasted.So I am very happy to share this recipe.

Onion -1medium chopped
Cashew nuts-2tbsp(Broken into pieces)
Brinjal-1medium size(Cubed into 1 inch pieces. Cook the brinjal in microwave on high for 4 minutes or till they become soft )
Salt to taste
Vangi bhath spice mix
Rice -2cups


  1. Cook the rice with 3 cups of water.
  2. In a pan add 1tbsp oil and fry the cashews till they turn nice brown. Remove them and keep  aside.
  3. Now in the same add 1tbsp oil and fry the onion till it becomes transparent.
  4. Now add the brinjal and fry for awhile.
  5. Add the vangi Bhath spice mix and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Now add salt and cooked rice and mix it well.
  7. Garnish with fried cashews and serve with raita of your choice.

For spice mix:
Bengal gram-2tbsp
Urad dal-11/2tbsp
Coriander Seeds-11/2tbsp
Red Chillies-7-8(Adjust to your taste)
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Ground nuts-1tbsp
Dry coconut-1tbsp
Turmeric-Big pinch

Dry roast all the ingredients(Except turmeric and Asafoetida) till they turn brown and emit nice aroma. Then add turmeric and asafoetida and grind it to fine powder.


  1. If you don't want to cook brinjal in microwave add cubed brinjals in pan  after frying onions and cook till they are done.
  2. Be careful not to burn any spice while dry roasting them(Initially roast Bengal gram, urad dal,groundnut,Sesame seeds. When they turn golden brown then add dry coconut,coriander seeds and red chillies)


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