Vangi Bath, or brinjal rice is a traditional Kannadiga mixed-rice dish that is well loved in my family.
I developed the recipe for this instant mix powder to help people who might not have a lot of time to spare for cooking. Traditionally this is prepared with the long green brinjals and potato slices but I also add green capsicum when I prepare Vangi Bath at home.
This pudi however, can also be used for preparing baingan ka bharta or other stuffed vegetable dishes! I also add it when I prepare the South Indian pulav (or pallavu as it is colloquially known here), or even tomato rice, to increase intensity in flavour!
Instructions to use:
- Once you have prepared your fried brinjal (including any other vegetables you may wish to add), add 1½ tablespoons* of the vangi bath powder along with some rice and mix thoroughly
- Add the boiled rice to this vegetable mixture and fold through thoroughly
- Additionally, you can add a spoonful of ghee and some desiccated coconut for added flavour!
*1½ tablespoons per cup of raw rice used