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Vangi Bath

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Category: Indian, Vegetables, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 md Eggplant
  • Coriander seeds
  • Hing
  • 3 Dried red chilli
  • Urad dal
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Basmati rice, cooked
  • Coconut, flaked
  • 1 lg Lemon


Cook the rice. The usual way - but to get it dry, fluffy and light (not at
all sticky).

Skin the eggplant and chop it into cubes; sprinkle lemon juice on the cubes
(+ some salt) and let sit for 30 minutes or so.

In a large saucepan, heat some oil and when hot, toss the spices in and fry
for 2-3 minutes. When the color has changed to dark, use a slotted spoon
and toss the contents into a plate lined with a paper napkin (this will
drain out the oil sticking to the spices).

Add some oil to the pan and when hot, toss the coconut in and keep stirring
until the coconut becomes brown/golden. Remove in a manner similar to the

To the pan, add some oil and when hot, add the soaked eggplant cubes and
stir until about 3/4 cooked. Remove the eggplant and keep in a warm

In a blender (or coffee grinder), blend the spices and coconut until you
have a powder.

In a pot, boil one-quarter cup water, lotsa lemon juice, 1/2 tsp turmeric
and some salt.

Into the cooked rice, toss the contents of the pot and stir. The rice
should take on the color of the turmeric.

Now, add the contents of the blender. The rice should take the color of the
spice-mix and here and there, you can see a glimpse of the yellow turmeric

Squeeze lemon onto the eggplant; let sit for 1-2 minutes; toss the eggplant
into the rice and stir.

Taste a bit; if you need salt, add. If you feel something is missing,
squeeze some lemon, stir and repeat. (You may choose to add some salt that
way too) Vangi bath is ready. Serve with yogurt raita/pachadi.

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