Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vangi Bath

A Popular Karnataka Special and a complete meal by itself.


For Vangi bath Powder:

1 cup Chana Dal
3/4 cup Urad dal
3/4 cup Corriander seeds (Dhania)
1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
10-12 Whole red chillies
1/2 cup Dry Coconut (scrapped)
4 inch Cinnamon Stick
5-6 Cloves
1/2 tsp Hing
1 tsp oil
3-4 Cardamom

For Vangi bath:

3 Cups Basmati Rice
8 Purple brinjals
1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
Salt to taste
4 nos Green Chillies slit
Few Cashews , peanuts roasted
Few Curry leaves

Method: (For Powder)

Dry roast channa dal and urad dal seperately until they are golden brown and keep aside.
In the same pan add oil and roast corriander seeds, cumin seeds,dry red chillies,cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, till they change color. remove and add dry coconut to these hot spices.
Grind them to fine powder when they are cooled.

For Rice:

Cook rice and keep aside.
Heat Oil in a pan and add hing, mustard seeds. when they start spluttering, add curry leaves and green chillies.
Add brinjal to it and stir fry until brinjal is soft.add salt , tamarind pulp to it and give it a good mix.
Add the Vangibath powder to the brinjals and mix well, now add the cooked rice and mix well.
Finally add roasted peanuts and Cashews.

Serve hot with raita.

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