Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Vaangi Bhat / Brinjal Rice
Rice- 1 cup
Tamarind juice/Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Bhat powder- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)- 1 tbsp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves- 5-6
Red Chillies- 3-4
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Cook rice and cool slightly.Heat oil in a kadai,add mustard seeds, after it splutters add urad dal,red chillies,curry leaves,turmeric powder.Now add cut eggplant and cook gently until the eggplants are tender.(Don't close the lid)
Add tamarind juice/Lemon juice, bhath powder,sugar, salt. Mix well and cook for few minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add rice and mix well.Garnish with coriander leaves.
Optional: You can serve raitha also with vaangi bhat.
Recipe for Bhat powder
1 cup bengal gram
1 cup black gram
1/2 cup coriander seeds
1-1/2 cups dried red chillies
1 large cinnamon stick broken into pieces
1 cup grated copra
Dry roast the coriander seeds in a pan until lightly browned, then set aside.
Heat 1 tsp. oil and fry the red chillies until lightly browned, set aside.
Roast the copra until lightly colored, Dry roast all other ingredients together until lightly browned.Grind all the ingredients together to a fine powder.
Store in a air-tight container.