I saw this recipe for Vangibath at Jeyashri's Kitchen. But refrained from making it all this while because V does not eat brinjal. But I had a few beans - Chikudukaya, Avarikay left from a curry and I thought I would adapt the recipe. Logically it cannot be Vangibath - since Vangi means Brinjal in marathi and Bath means Rice - but it does not matter. The rice tasted good and I think it could be made with most kind of vegetables. Especially if you have something that is too little to make a curry, it can be turned into a Vangiless bath!
Coriander seeds (Dhania) 1 ½ tbsp
Red chilies – 4 nos
Channa dhal – 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Clove – 1
Dry roast all the ingredients, cool and grind to a fine powder. These can be made in larger quantities and stored for use.
Preparation of Rice
Rice – 1 cup – for better flavor use Basmati rice
Cook with just enough water to ensure that the rice is not mushy and the grains are separate
Spread in a plate and allow to cool
And the Beans
Flat beans (Chikudukai-Averakai) – 100 gms – cut to ½” pieces
Onion – 1
Curry leaves – few
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Vangibath powder – 2-3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Peanuts – 20 gms – roast in little oil and keep aside
Add mustard, urad dal – when the mustard splutters add curry leaves, hing.
And then the chopped onion
Followed by the beans
Sauté till the beans are tender
Add the vangibath powder
Take off the heat
And the final product
Add to rice and gently mix till well blended.
Add the peanuts.
Enjoy with raitha and some fried papads.