Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vangi bath ~ Brinjal, Eggplant, Vankai, Vankaya rice with peanut powder

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For the 5th day of our blogging marathon, I choose 'Vangi Bath'
I guess people in different parts of South India, prepare Vangi Bath in different ways and styles. I usually prepare it with vangi bath powder mixed with tamarind juice or pulp. This which I am posting today is a different variety of Vangu bath,
A friend of mine prepares it somewhat this way and I like it.
I decided to venture out on my own and tried it in different ways and I ended up with this.
Like I said before, I like the combination of peanuts with eggplants and thats why I loved it a lot too...Only difference is that I used green eggplants instead of the regular brinjals.
Surely you can make this variety of rice with the regular small or even the big eggplant.
But if you like small green eggplant, then try it with them and it surely tastes good!

Ingredients:

To be dry roasted and ground to powder:

5 tbsp peanuts

1 tbsp channa daal
1 tsp sesame seeds
2 dry red chillies
2 heaped tbsp coconut powder
1 tbsp coriander seeds
4 cloves
2 1in pieces cinamon stick
4 elaichi pods
5-6 curry leaves


5 green egg plants, chopped into cubes
2 cups rice, washed, soaked and cooked
1 small onion, preferably red, chopped
3 green chillies, slit
bunch of curry leaves
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp jeera, cumin seeds
all of the ground peanut masala powder
2 tbsp cashew nuts
chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
1-2 tbsp of oil

Method:

Heat oil in a pan or kadai.
Brown the cashew nuts and keep aside.
Add the jeera and let it splutter. Add the curry leaves.
Add the onions and green chillies, saute till they brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste and saute.
Add the chopped eggplants. Add salt, cover and let cook till soft.
Add the ground peanut powder. Saute for couple of minutes. Add cashew nuts.
Add the cooked rice, some more salt if required and Mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve warm.
Enjoy!!!


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15 comments:

  1. Now, this is something new for me. The rice looks flavorful and delicious!

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  2. lovely rice..last day I made this, but again u r making me wanting this

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  3. This is a favourite lunch box dish in my family.

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  4. smitha,i am drooling here,lovely bath.
    book marking it.
    will try it asap

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  5. Rice looks very yummy, nice picture.

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  6. Can have this any time delicious recipe looks yummm..

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  7. Hi there!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] eatingbangkok.com) I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,
    Steve

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  8. I am becoming a fan of vangibhath powder seeing your all use it in your preparations. I think I will finally give that magic powder a try.. :-)

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  9. Good one! Vangibath is a very versatile powder and I use it in many recipes but I don't prepare with eggplant as I am allergic to it..

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  10. Smitha..I love this rice n your platter is way toooooo tempting!


    US Masala

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  11. i can see that vangibath powder is so versatile. Rice looks very yummy

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  12. Am an addict to this rice, looks absolutely inviting..

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  13. Looks so gud ..I really liked your version ..

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  14. this looks so delicious...loved it..
    lemme go through the list :)
    Happy V day

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  15. oh that looks stunning and just love the flavour there :)

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