Monday, September 10, 2007

Vaangi Bhaat and kosambaris

It's been 5 months since I have participated in any event. Actually, this is the second event I'm participating. Most of the time, I come to know about an event after it's deadline only. But this time, Asha gave me lot of reminders and 'Thanks' to her for making me participate in this. so, here goes...

My contribution for RCI: Karnataka hosted by my dear friend Asha.
The dishes I chose are :Vaangi Bhaat, Carrot kosambari, cucumber kosambari and Uddin vade.

Vaangi Bhaat:

For this dish , I followed Asha's recipe exactly. But after doing 'step 2' I did not get a gravy. The masala powder I added absorbed all the liquid. After that I sauted the dry paste with the cooked brinjal for another 5 mins adding 1 tbsp of oil. Other than this, everything else was exactly from her recipe.

This is the first time I'm trying vaangi bhaat and believe me...this tasted so good and smelled awesome. The only thing I would do next time will be , adding a bit of turmeric . 'Thanks' to Asha for sharing her recipe.

2 Cups Rice, cooked and cooled
2-3 Long purple or green Eggplants cubed
1/4 Cup Tamarind Juice,
Salt1/2 tbsp
sesame Seeds (Til)1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds

Roast and Powder:
2 tbsp Dry Coconut
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tbsp Chana Dal
1 tbsp Urad Dal
2-3 Dry Red Chillies1/2 tsp Hing (asafoetida)

To season:
1 tbsp Oil and Ghee
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1tsp Chana Dal
1 tsp Urad Dal
Curry Leaves
1-2 Dry Red Chillies
1 tbsp Peanuts slightly crushed (optional)

Fry eggplants with little oil and salt until almost cooked.Keep aside. Season,when peanuts are reddish add tamarind juice, cook until thickish and add in ground masala. Simmer until oil floats on top and add eggplants.Add sugar,salt. Cover and cook until eggplants are tender, you have a nice pasty gravy with a shine! Cool slightly. Mix with rice gently as not to break the eggplants.Adjust the salt.

Note: You can roast coconut and Til seeds seperately,pound slightly,add in the end to mix with rice.

Carrot Kosambari:

Carrots-2 ( finely grated)
moong dal-1 1/2 tbsp(soaked for 30 mins)
green chillies- 2
corriander leaves- few
coconut- 2 tbsp(grated)
salt- as reqd
lemon juice- (opt)

Mix all the ingredients and season with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves.

Cucumber Kosambari:

cucumber- 1 (finely chopped)
moong dal-1 1/2 tbsp(soaked for 30 mins)
green chillies- 2
corriander leaves- few
coconut- 2 tbsp(grated)
salt- as reqd
lemon juice- (opt)

Mix all the ingredients and season with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves.

Ok Guys. Here is a plate we had. Enjoy!!!
One more thing before I go. Actually today(sep 10th) is my wedding anniversary . Will update you guys soon about how I spent the day. Until the byeee!!!!


Asha said...

Thank you for the wonderful plate of Vangi Bhaat and Kosumbaris.I am salivation.Great entries,love the Carrot Kosumbari color!!:))

Asha said...

Oops I forgot.

Happy wedding anniversary, enjoy the day,looking forward to the details:)

Rajitha said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary many years of marital bliss?? do not skimp on the details girl..
All that food is making my tummy growl..looks really good :)

TBC said...

Happy anniversary!
All of the dishes look nice. I too was going to make a cucumber kosumbari for RCI but then I felt that I should put in a little more effort at least for Asha:-)

Pragyan said...

Vangi bhaath looks delicious..Glad to see my kosambari recipe match someone else's. While posting, I was scared someone will definitely yell at me for spoiling the authenticity of the dish :)

Richa said...

hey, wish u a very happy wedding anniv, enjoy......
bhaat kosumbari combo looks yum :)

Roopa said...

happy wedding aniversary! the plate of vangibhath and kosumbari looks inviting!

Sobila said...

hi Kribha, Happy Anniversary!

Vcuisine said...

Kribha, many more happy returns of the day. The entries are yummy. Viji

Sumitha said...

Dear Kribha,Hope you had a wonderful anniversary!I saw your pics in one of the previous posts and you are beautiful!

nithya said...

dear kribha, wish you a happy wedding anniversary. have a goodtime with your family with this lovely and healthy menu.

Raaga said...

Many happy returns :-)

And lovely plate... lunch time here, can I have some??

Pravs said...

Anniversary wishes Kribha ! Lovely dishes. One question..don't you need to cook the soaked moong dal ? Does it taste okay without cooking?

Jeena said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Kribha these recipes are great lovely photos. I hope you have a great day on your anniversary. :)

Kribha said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks dear. I'm happy that you liked it. Just posted kesari bhaat too. Check that also when you find time.Also, 'Thanks' again for your wishes.

Dear Rajitha,
Thanks a lot for your wishes. It's my 7th wedding anniversay. will post about our anniversary soon.Glad you liked the dishes.

Hi Pragyan,
Warm welcome to you dear. Actually, I was in the same position too. I was scared that some kannadiga would scold me for spoiling their dish. That's why I did not choose complex ones. I got a reassurance when I saw yours.

Hi Richa,
Thanks dear for your wishes and comment. I'm happy that you liked it.

Hi Roopa,
Nice to have you here. Please come back for more.

Hi sobila,
How are you dear? It's been sometime since I heard from you. Did you see my meme that you had asked for in my basandhi post? Was expecting to hear from you. Take care.

Hi viji,
Thanks dear. You are always too kind.

Hi Suma,
You are such a sweet heart.Thanks a bunch for your kind words. Actually, I wanted to tell you a secret. My hubby told that I looked liked 'barney' in my son's b'day picture. So, I was so happy when I read your comment.

Hi Nithya,
Nice to see you back. Thanks for your wishes. Do come back soon.

Hi Raaga,
Welcome dear and 'thanks' for your wishes. Come over to my place. I'll give you a fresh plate.

Hi Pravs,
sorry for the late reply. Actually, you needn't cook the moong dal. Soaking for 30 to 45 mins makes it soft and good to eat. I had the same doubt too when I first did this.

Hi Jeena,
Thanks dear. We did have a nice time. Will update about it soon.

Kribha said...

I'm so sorry dear for missing you in that list. I guess I scrolled down fast. Anyway, 'thanks' dear for your wishes.
Sure Asha deserves more. But you know what? I was scared to try something complex and end up in getting scoldings from other kannadigas. Maybe next time I'll try something else.

Rajitha said...

kriba...i wanted to touch base with u..but no email on ur site....

Prema Sundar said...

Vangi bhath looks lovely with the kosambaris... urad dal vada and keasribhath looks good too and nice entries for RCI. noted the contents for the vangi bhath and will try it next time.thanks

Kribha said...

Hi Rajitha,
I did send you my id. Did you get it?

Hi Prema,
Thanks for your kind words. Glad you liked everything. Vangi Bhaat is Asha's recipe. You can check hers too before you try it.