Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Brinjal Rice/vangi bath/kattirikai sadam (Main course)

I love brinjal rice very much. It is very easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Usually my mother prepares this recipe with tamarind, instead of tamarind, I have substituted with tomatoes. I have not used much spices for this rice. Today we will learn how to make Brinjal rice-Kathirikkai sadam following this easy recipe.

Brinjal rice-vangi bath

Brinjal Rice-Vangi Bath-Kattirikai Sadam

Brinjal Rice-Vangi Bath-Kattirikai Sadam

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 25 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryMain Dish-Rice Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati Rice -1 cup
   Brinjals- 3-4  
   Ripe juicy tomatoes-3 (big ones)
   Green chilli -1 (slit it)
   Ginger (1 inch piece finely chopped )
   Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt as required

   To be roasted and ground

   Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
   Bengal Gram/chana dal - 1 tbsp
   Urad dal -2 tsp
   Red chillies - 3
   Black peppercorns -1/4 tsp
   Coconut - 1 tbsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp
   Mustard -1/2 tsp
   Urad dal -1/2 tsp
   Asafoetida -1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves -few


Soak basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain the water and cook rice adding 2 cups of boiling water.

Cut brinjal into cubes or lengthwise. Do not cut it into fine pieces. I used long purple variety for preparing this dish. Chop onions and keep it ready, if using onions

Heat a tsp of oil and fry red chillies, coriander seeds, chana dal, urad dal and pepper. After it turns slightly brown add coconut and fry. Powder it and keep aside. This is the masala powder.

ingredients for brinjal rice


Heat oil, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. If using onions saute onions until transparent. Add finely chopped or grated ginger, green chilli and saute for a few more seconds.

sauteing onions

Then add brinjals, turmeric powder and cook covered on low heat, sprinkling water when needed. Stir in between.

how to make brinjal rice

When the brinjals are slightly cooked, add finely chopped tomatoes, ground masala powder, salt needed and cook covered until the brinjals become soft. Do not forget to stir in between for even cooking.

kattirikai sadam

Once the brinjals are soft, add the cooked rice and mix well.

brinjal rice recipe

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any raita or papads.

easy brinjal rice

Note - You can prepare this dish with or without onions. If not using onions, after seasoning, add chopped brinjals, green chilli, turmeric powder and finely chopped ginger. Then follow the rest of the steps. With onions it tastes even more delicious!!

Note - You can use any rice for this recipe. If using regular rice, add needed cooked rice and mix well.

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  1. This rice dish looks and sounds so delicious! I can't wait to give it a try, thanks for giving me the link to this wonderful recipe, Padhu!

  2. Very simple rice.. perfect for lunch box..

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  3. Hi,

    You have given ginger in the ingredients, but have not used in the recipe. Please update when to use ginger.


  4. superb best and easy for lunchbox

  5. I tried this rice and it came out very well..... My husband likes all ur recipes which i tried.....thanks :)

  6. tried this recipie it came out gud..thank u :)

  7. Hi Padhu, prepared this today...its yummy. tx for the recipe

  8. Very yummy recipes n perfect methods which can't go wrong, non are misleading.... Thank You :)


  9. hi padhu,
    is it ok if i add uncooked rice and cook them along with brinjal and give 2 -3 whistles in cooker?

  10. Aarthi - if you cook like that the brinjals will become mushy and the rice will not taste good. So cook both separately and then mix together.

  11. hi mam , im damn fan of ur recipes ,2day i tried this recipe really came out well , ur recipes r very useful to beginners like me ,thank u so much ,can i ask u one doubt mam ? y u r using basmati rice to this dish ?

  12. Hema - You can use any rice for this recipe.

  13. I love all your recipes.....you have made my cooking easy and very delicious too. Thank you so much Ma'am

  14. Hi I tried this recipe and it turned out fantastic.thanks dear I love all your recipes.

  15. hai padhu,
    this receipe is so tastyand also different . my chid like this very much. she convey thanks to u . thank uuuuu so much padhu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Hi.. I tried this recipe today sans tomato. it turned out so wellllll... Can we add onions to this recipe? Please reply

    1. Of course,you can add onions (thinly sliced lengthwise).It will be even more delicious. I have tried it with onions also which I will post later.

  17. Today,i made this for my kids lunch box,it turned out very well. Thanx for all your recipes

  18. Hi padhu ! I've been following your recipes since sometime. I check your site everyday for new items that you post. Have tried quite a few. They are all very very nice. Keep. Up your posts. All the best .

  19. This is superb! Thanks a million! Helped a noobie like myself! :) Clearly laid out instructions too! It was a pleasure to prepare this from your site! :)

  20. Hi Padhu, there are varieties of brinjals available in the market like green color long brinjal, purple brinjal, etc. Which type of brinjal should be used? it would be helpful if you can upload a photo?

  21. Very nice. I am a North Indian and we usually make fried rice same ways use no peas beans carrot tomatos and capsicum. Here, the difference is roasted Urad and Bengal Gram along with coconut and curry leaves. This is really adding flavors to it. Thanks for the idea. Along with Brinjal I would Like to add capsicum and carrot to add more colors and taste.

  22. Thanks Padhu! the recipe came out very well, tasted yummy.I also added 1 tsp of sugar.

  23. Thanks much, Padhu! this came out very well and I enjoyed making it and of course, eating it too :)


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