Oats and Aubergine – Savoury Porridge/Vangibath

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To someone who has never tried making or eating savory oats, they might sound a little strange. Usually, when we think of oatmeal or porridge, we see sweet fruits and spices folded into the creamy grains. But, believe me, savory oats hit a spot of filling satisfaction that sometimes the sweeter can’t really give. I love to incorporate veggies into mine to bring it full circle.

This dish is similar to Vangibath, south Indian breakfast dish.

Health Benefits:

Including oats in your dialy diet is essential for overall good health. It helps in healthy weight management, reducing cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease

Serves: 2-3
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • Oats-1cup
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Cubed eggplants-1cup
  • Tamarind pulp-2tbsp
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Curry leaves-8-10
  • Salt – to taste

For Masala powder:

  • Unsalted roasted peanuts-2tbsp (I used with skin)
  • Red chillies-3
  • Fennel seeds-1tsp
  • Urad dal/split black gram -1tbsp
  • Clove-4
  • Cinnamon-1 stick
  • Cardamom-2
  • Pepper corns-6
  • Curry leaves-8-10

For garnishing:

  • Roasted cashwes/peanuts
  • Chopped fresh cilantro/coriander


For masala powder:

  • Dry roast urad dal, red chillies, clove, cinnamon, pepper corns for 2-3 minutes on a medium low flame, allow it to cool .
  • Once cool place the roasted ingredients with peanuts, curry leaves in a food processor/blender and ground to a fine powder and set aside.
  • Dry roast oats in a pan on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes while stirring often to avoid them from burning. Once done turn off the flame and set aside.

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For porridge:

  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, as it splutters add cumin seeds, curry leaves, onion and saute for a minute or two or until translucent.
  • Add auberging/eggplant , tamarind pulp, salt and saute for 4-5minutes/until tender.
  • Now add 2cups of water  and bring it to boil on a medium heat.
  • As the water comes to boil add roasted oats, lower the flame and stir the oats every minute or so, as they tend to burn the bottom.
  • And cook together for 4-5 minutes (adjust the consistency as per the taste) as the oats will soak the moisture up for the perfect texture.
  • Now finally stir in the ground spice powder 1-2tbsp (or as per the spice preferred) .
  • Turn off the flame, garnish with chopped cilantro/coriander and serve warm.

Serve hot.

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  • Spices and the consistency can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Green peas/bell peppers or any veggies of choice can be included as  a variation

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 24, 2015, in Breakfast, Indian, International and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.

  1. Oats and eggplant nice. Chitra, I must say you are thinking out of box


  2. Vaangi bath with Oats!! very interesting…..


  3. very innovative, Chitra! looks very yummy!


  4. Hi Hi! I’m not sure if I was missing a few of your posts, been a while 🙂


  5. Mouth watering. love the oats eggplant combo!


  6. wow, that looks gooood.

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  7. Oh my gosh! This sounds so interesting!

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  8. This sounds amazing and something very new for me! yumm

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  9. It sounds interesting and the photos are lovely 😊

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  10. This looks like a great comfort dish for our cooler days!

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  11. Sounds different and delicious ☺☺☺

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  12. Delicious ,healthy bath..Nice recipe Chitra…

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  13. Chitra oats vaangi baath, I can never think of such innovative ideas!! You are awesome!!

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  14. Wow I would have never imagined oats and eggplant together! Awesome Chitra 🙂

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  15. I love how you transform traditional dishes into healthy ones!

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  16. vaangibaat with oats amazing chitra.


  17. I love vangi bath but never tried with oats…will do it next time I make :)…Lovely share 🙂

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  18. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    One of my favorite Indian dishes is with eggplant. Your recipe looks tasty.

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  19. Wow, that looks good, I think it’s about time I tried savoury oats 🙂

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  20. You don’t need lunch after this 🙂


  21. Nice meal Chitra. I use oats in bread too, it is healthy too and it fills up the stomach very fast.


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