May 8, 2013

DIY - Vangee Bath Masala ( Lentil Spice Powder )

Vangee Bath is a famous traditional Rice Dish made with Brinjal ( Egg Plants) and with unique spice powder, this rice dish is very popular in Karnataka and in southern part of Andhra as well. I used to buy store bought Vangee Bath Masala to make Vangee Bath ( Brinjal Rice). Once I mastered the recipe of this spice powder, I am making my own Vangee Bath Masala and keeping it handy. If you have this spice powder ready, then you can make several magical recipes in those rush moments making the meal special. So here I am revealing the recipe of this magic masala..... Njoy!

Vangee Bath Masala

Dry Red Chili - 5
Whole Peppercorn - 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds - 2 Tbsp
Chana Dal - 1 Tbsp
Urad Dal - 1 Tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp


  1. Heat the oil in the non-stick pan. Once the oil is hot, add the Red Chili, peppercorn, as they are getting roasted, add chana dal, urad dal and keep stirring them so they don't get burnt but roasted. 
  2. Finally add the coriander seeds and roast them for 1 min. Switch off the stove and keep the pan off the stove and let it cool completely. 
  3. Once this mixture is cool grind it in the mixie by adding salt to it until it becomes a fine powder. Store it in a air-tight container to keep it fresh for longer period.

There are several versions to this powder, I have added peppercorns which is not usual in this recipe, But i like to make this masala spicy and peppercorn gives that extra kick.

Version #2: you can add 1 or 2 cinnamon  and 3 cloves to give the non-veg kick to this masala. I like to keep this only to lentils so that i can use it as my saatvik masala and use it in my veggie recipes.

Version 3#: In another version you can add 1 tbsp dry coconut powder to add some sweetness to this masala making it less spicy.

You can double or triple the ingredients to make this spice powder in bulk to store for longer period. Basically you need understand the ratio of these ingredients, Coriander Seeds and Red Pepper are the heart of this recipe and they are double than the Chana dal and Urad dal measures, you can stick to this rule of Thumb!

Tune into for more recipes that follows to see this masala in action...

Take Care


  1. delicious powder which we even use for brinjal curries.

  2. Looks very aromatic..!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prathi Ruchi

  3. Looks really flavorful and awesome! :)



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