Vangibhaat: Eggplant Rice



vangibhaat eggplant rice

Hello all! So do you find that anything rustic is just always incredible? If it is food, it is more tasty than whatever you can cook with all the store-bought ingredients and gadgets. I have found that with many Indian recipes. Vangibhaat, which comes from the Western part of India is one such recipe. It is made of eggplants, and a few other ingredients and with all its earthy simplicity, it is incredibly tasty. Here’s my version…


Eggplants 6-7 Sliced

Onion, Tomato, Garlic and Coriander Puree

Rice 2 cups

Cumin Seeds, Garam Masala

Salt to taste

Oil to cook


Boil and steam two cups of rice, the grains should be separate, not too sticky. You can add 1/2 tsp of oil when you are boiling it to achieve that. Let it cool.

Make some puree by blending two onions, 2 tomatoes, bit of coriander and garlic.


tomato onion puree

Slice the eggplants into halves and add a slit to those halves. Pour oil into a wok and temper it with cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add the eggplants and shallow fry them.


eggplant fried

Add the puree and garam masala and mix it. Cover it with a lid to let it cook. Add the rice and salt and mix it well. That is it, the Vangibhaat is ready!

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