Vangi Bhath Recipe using Tindora


vangi bhath using tindora


If you have been preparing vangi bath using only brinjal, then try this recipe which uses tindora, also known as ivy gourd, tonde kayi, kovai, kovakkai, donda kaya or coccinia grandis, among others. A reason to use this vegetable for vangi bath is coccinia is said to offer more health benefits. And, of course, you will get to experience vangi bath with a unique taste.

As with the regular vangi bath, use coconut chutney, onion raita or fresh yogurt as a side dish to enjoy this south Indian vegetarian cuisine.

Here is the vangi bhath recipe that uses long green brinjal.

Here is recipe for vangi bhath using methi leaves.

More Tindora Recipes
Do you wish to know the other recipes that uses tindora, kovakkai, tendli or thonde kayi?

Visit the Tindora Recipes central, for a list of dishes, with tindora as the main ingredient.





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Ingredients:

1. Rice 1 cup
2. Tindora / tonde kayi / donda kaya / kovai / kovakkai / coccinia grandis / ivy gourd 1/4 kg
3. Oil 2 tablespoons
4. Mustard 1/2 teaspoon
5. Groundnut 1 tablespoon
6. Channa dal 1 teaspoon
7. Urad dal 1 teaspoon
8. Curry leaves 2 sprigs
9. Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon
10. Vangibath powder 3 tablespoons
11. Lemon juice to taste
12. Salt to taste
13. Garnishing: coriander leaves

How to make Vangi Bhath using Tindora?


1. Wash tindora / tonde kayi / donda kaya / kovai / kovakkai.

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Cut them into thin, long, pieces.

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Steam cook, or cook in water, till this vegetable becomes soft.

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Drain the water.

Keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a kadai / utensil.

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3. Add mustard seeds.

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4. Add ground nuts and chana dal when the mustard seeds begin to splutter.

Fry for 1 minute.

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5. Add urad dal.

Fry till dal turns to golden brown.

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6. Add curry leaves. Fry till these become crisp.

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7. Add tindora.

Fry for 2 minutes.

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8. Add vangi bhath powder and salt. Fry.

Add few teaspoons of water and mix, so the mixture becomes a paste.

Fry for 1-2 minutes.

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Vangi bhath, using tindora, seasoning is ready.
9. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the seasoning.

Add cooked rice to the seasoning.

Add salt.

Mix thoroughly.

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Taste the vangi bath. If it is ok, set aside the remaining seasoning for future use. Otherwise, add the seasoning you set aside.

Add lemon juice, if you need sourness. Mix.
10. Vangi bhath, using tindora, is ready.

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TIPS Vangi Bhath Recipe using Tindora
1. You can add uncooked tindora to the seasoning in Step 7 and fry till this vegetable cooks. Use this method if you do not wish to cook coccinia in water.
2. As some tindora has a sour taste, use lemon juice with care. Otherwise, the vangi bath could become sour.