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Blogging Marathon# 35: Week 4/ Day 3

Theme: Bookmarked recipes

Dish: Vangi Bhath

Hope all of you had a good Christmas holiday. We had a blast with extended family visiting us. Kids had fun unwrapping their gifts, running around and playing. Adults had fun catching up with each other, cooking and eating. It was a day of eating and I think I ate food meant for at least 2 days 🙂

After all that cooking yesterday, I felt lazy to cook today, the day after Christmas and so wanted to make something quick and easy for lunch. I had some eggplants in the fridge and my mom recently made some bisi bele bhath masala powder in the pantry. I had this recipe jotted down in my diary and followed it to make our almost 1 pot lunch.

I already have a recipe for Vangi bhath here. This recipe is a little different with the addition of onion and has very few ingredients. 

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Vangi Bhath (Eggplant Rice) Yum
Vangi Bhath (Eggplant Rice)
Course main course
Cuisine karnataka
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Rice - cooked
  • 1 Onion - medium, chopped
  • 6 ~ 8 Eggplants - medium, cut into long pieces
  • 3 ~ 4 tbsps Bisi bele bhath powder (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 2 tbsp Cashews
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida or hing
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery (optional)
  • to taste Salt
Course main course
Cuisine karnataka
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Rice - cooked
  • 1 Onion - medium, chopped
  • 6 ~ 8 Eggplants - medium, cut into long pieces
  • 3 ~ 4 tbsps Bisi bele bhath powder (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
  • 2 tbsp Cashews
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida or hing
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery (optional)
  • to taste Salt
Vangi Bhath (Eggplant Rice)
Instructions
  1. Heat 2tsp oil, add cashews and peanuts; cook until golden. Remove into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat 2tbsp oil in a large saute pan; add mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter add hing and curry leaves.
  3. Next add onions and cook until they turn translucent, about 3~4 minutes.
  4. Next add the chopped eggplant and turmeric; cover and cook till eggplants are tender, about 8~10 minutes.
  5. Add bisi bele bhath powder, tamarind pulp and jaggery (if using); mix well.
  6. Add cooked rice, salt and mix until well combined. Cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for 10~15 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Serve along with crunchy chips for a filling lunch.

This is the last and final post for this year's Blogging Marathon.

Thanks to Valli for being the master mind behind this monthly event without which I wouldn't have blogged as much as I did this year. Looking forward to another amazing year of BM next year.

Lets check what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 35.

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8 thoughts on “Vangi Bhath (Eggplant Rice)”

  1. Love the bhaat. Was waiting for this to put up an appearance for sometime now. 🙂 Love the pics. What is the yellow veggie. Looks interesting especially simce little fingers are in them.

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