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Vegan Vangi Bhat Recipe | Savory and Fragrant Vegan  Eggplant Rice

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Vegan Vangi Bhat Recipe

Vegan Vangi Bhat is a flavorful and aromatic rice dish hailing from the state of Maharashtra, India. This vegan version of Vangi Bhat replaces the traditional use of ghee (clarified butter) with plant-based oil, making it suitable for vegans and those following a dairy-free lifestyle. With its unique blend of spices and the goodness of eggplant (brinjal), Vangi Bhat is a delightful meal that will transport you to the culinary heart of Maharashtra.

Vangi Bhat Recipe Is Free From –

  •  Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Ingredients For Vegan Vangi Bhat Recipe 

  1. Chana dal – 2 TBSP
  2. Urad Dal – 1 TBSP
  3. Coriander seeds – 2 TBSP
  4. Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  5. Black pepper cons -1 Tsp
  6. Cinnamon stick – ½ inch
  7. Green Cardamom – 2-3
  8. Coconut powder – 2 TBSP
  9. Dried red chilies – 4-5

For Vangi Bhat –

  1. Vegetable oil – 1 TBSP
  2. Chana dal – 2 Tsp
  3. Urad dal -1 Tsp
  4. Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
  5. Hing powder – ¼ Tsp
  6. Red chillies – whole – 3-4
  7. Curry leaves – 3-4
  8. Vangi / eggplants – cut into cubes – 5-8 small or 1 big
  9. Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
  10. Vangi Bhat masala – 2 TBSP
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Tamarind concentrate – 1 Tsp
  13. Jaggery – ½ Tsp
  14. Water – ½ cup
  15. Cooked rice – 2 cup
  16. Cilantro for garnishing.

How to Make Delicious Vegan Vangi Bhat Recipe : Step-by-Step Instructions

For Masala –

  1. Heat a pan on medium heat. Add chana dal and urad dal. Dry roast for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add coriander seeds , cumin seeds , black pepper cons , cinnamon stick , coconut powder and dried red chilies . Dry roast for 3-4 minutes or till the spices start to leave aroma
  3. Cool down and grind into a fine powder.

For Vangi bhat –

  1. Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat.
  2. Add oil and let it heat up.
  3. Add chana dal and urad dal and roast till they start changing the color.
  4. Add mustard seeds, hing powder, curry leaves, and whole red chilies.
  5. Add the cut vangi or eggplants and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add turmeric powder, vangi bhat masala, and salt to taste. Mix well.
  7. Add tamarind concentrate, jaggery, and water. Mix well.
  8. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the eggplants are ¾ done.
  9. Add cooked rice and mix well.
  10. Cover and simmer on low heat for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.
  12. Serve hot with a side of vegan raita

Serving Suggestions and Accompaniments for Vangi Bhat

Vegan Vangi Bhat is a delectable rice dish that showcases the vibrant flavors of Maharashtra. With its aromatic spices and tender eggplant, this vegan version retains all the authentic tastes of the traditional recipe. Make it a part of your meal rotation and savor the rich and comforting flavors of Vangi Bhat.

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