Bisi Bele Bath

June 21, 2017 Rice Varieties  2 comments

Bisi Bele Bath is a speciality of Karnataka. It is quite similar to our Sambar Sadham except for some changes in the masala! I so so love both the versions! Its such a breeze to make. U can have it with a simple papad as it is loaded with veggies and does not need any side dish as such. I prefer to make this on a weekend as we love to have it hot! And also the consistency is best when served hot & fresh.

Here is the video..

 

 

Now to the recipe..

 

Bisi Bele Bath My Magic Pan

 

[Preparation Time-20 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]

Bisi Bele Bath Ingredients:

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Toor Dal – 1/2 cup
  • Vegetables – 1 cup (I used carrot, potato, & beans)
  • Shallots – 7 to 10
  • Oil – 1.5 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Tamarind paste – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Ghee – 2 to 3 tbsp

To roast & grind:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Dry Chillies – 4 nos
  • Coriander seeds – 3 tbsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek – 1/2 tsp
  • Khus Khus/Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick – a small piece
  • Star anise – 1
  • Cloves – 3
  • Coconut – 1 tbsp (grated or dry)

 

Bisi Bele Bath My Magic Pan

 

Method:

  • Wash & pressure cook rice & toor dal together with 4 & 1/2 cups of water. Once cooked mash it well. Meanwhile heat a pan and roast the ingredients mentioned under “to roast & grind” until golden brown.

  

  • Finally add coconut and roast it too. Cool it down and grind it into a smooth paste along with little water. Heat a pan with oil and add shallots. Saute until translucent.

  

  • Add the chopped vegetables, tamarind paste, salt, turmeric powder & water. Let the veggies cook for 5 mins or until soft. Add the masala paste & boil for a further 5 mins so that the raw smell goes off.

  

  • Add this to the cooked & rice mixture. Mix well & add required salt and ghee. Mix well and finally temper with mustard, curry leaves, hing & cashewnuts. Mix well & serve hot!

  

 

Thats it!! Bisi Bele Bath is ready!

Serve hot with papad or chips.

 

Bisi Bele Bath My Magic Pan

 

Tips:

  1. Adjust spice levels according to your taste buds. It tends to be little spicier because of the garam masala spices as well.
  2. Make sure u add enough water while cooking rice & dal. The consistency of Bisi Bele Bath should be slightly runny. It will get thicker once it cools down.
  3. U can add peanuts along with cashewnuts too.
  4. U can add other veggies such as peas, capsicum..
  5. I know khus khus/poppy seeds is banned in some places. U can skip it if not available.

 

Bisi Bele Bath My Magic Pan

2 comments to Bisi Bele Bath

  • Amrita  says:

    simple comfort food…

  • Swathi  says:

    Bisi bele bath looks delicious, which is ultimate comfort food.

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