February 06, 2006

Vaangi Baath Made Simple(MTR Special)


Rice - 1 cup cooked
turmeric pdr-1/2 tsp
MTR vaangi baath pdr- 3 tsps
oil-5 tsps
onion-1/2 big (cut into small squares)
peas - 1/2 cup cooked
seasoning-mustard,bengal gram,black gram,curry leaves
coriander leaves-for garnish
Lemon juice - 1/2 lemon


  1. Cook rice separately.It should be flowery in texture.
  2. Spread the rice in a big bowl. Add 2 tsps of oil, 1/4 tsp of turmeric pdr and stir lightly with a fork so that steam escapes almost completely.
  3. In a saute pan heat the rest of the oil and fry seasonings one by one in the given order to a golden brown.
  4. Add onions.Saute for a min or two and add g.chilli and r.chilli.
  5. Now saute till onions r just transluscent.Do not over-saute as you wont taste the onions while eating the rice.Now add peas and saute for another 2 min.
  6. Add vangi baath powder and saute for 2 to 3 min in medheat.
  7. Combine the sauteed ingredients with rice.Ofcourse add salt.
  8. Add lemon juice to give tanginess and mix again.Check for taste and thus a simple dish is ready in less than 30-35 min.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note:While sauteeing onions you can add cut brinjals to give more of an authentic taste but since my fridge was dry i made this baath a very simple version from the regular one. Add cashewnuts and peanuts to give more crunch.


Ashwini said...

I love vangi baath! Looks good

BDSN said...

Hi Ashwini....

Thanks for stopping by..Iam using MTR Vaangi Baath powder for the first time and the result is pretty suprising...It tasted pretty good even without brinjals..Thanks for your comment..

sailu said...

bdsn,I havent tried vaangi baath with MTR..generally like to make the spices pwd fresh.

BDSN said...

Hi Sailu....
Well nothing can beat the taste of freshly ground spices but I love MTR products.They add very nice flavour and brings lots of aroma to the whole dish as in the freshly ground one.....I appreciate you stopping by..

glicky said...

I have some of MTR Bisebelebath powder. Are you familiar with it? I haven't tried it yet...

BDSN said...

Hey Glicky..
WOw iam just seeing your comment today ie apr14 today and i have never used bisibelebath powder..

Anonymous said...

hi bdsn,

Vaangibaath? I thot that was something to do with brinjal? Oh!
Do you know which state this is famous for? I always thot that is a north indian brinjal curry..:-)