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Vangi bath recipe
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vangi bath recipe

Vangi bath recipe | Brinjal rice recipe| Karnataka style vangi bhath recipe| kathirikkai sadham is very unique and differently flavored rice recipe made with freshly roasted and ground spice powder. vangi bhath and raita are one of the best option for lunch box.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: karanataka cuisine
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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Vangi bath masala powder:

  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal split
  • 2 no cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 no red chilli
  • 3 tsp grated coconut

for rice

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 3/4 cup onion - finely chopped
  • 3-4 no cloves
  • 1 cup brinjal - sliced
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ghee


  • soak basmati rice in water for 15 minutes. 
  • heat oil and saute all ingredients for the vangi bath masala powder except coconut. 
  • when the spices are slightly turning brown, add coconut and fry till reddish brown
  • transfer to a blender and grind to powder. 
  • heat ghee + oil in a cooker, add bay leaf, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and crackle them. 
  • when it crackles add chopped onion, green chilli, curry leaves anf fry till onions are transparent. 
  • add 3-4 cloves garlic, brinjal sliced, turmeric powder and fry for a minute on high heat. 
  • now add soaked basmati rice, prepared masala and fry for half a minute. 
  • add water (1.25 cups for 1 cup rice) , salt, ghee and mix well. close and pressure cook for 10 minutes on low flame. 
  • when the pressure settles down, open and fluff it up gently. 
  • serve hot with raita.