Bisi bele bath is a traditional rice based recipe from the Indian State of Karnataka. Bisi bele bath mean hot lentil rice. In kannada bisi means hot bele means lentil and bath means rice. The preparation seems to be quite elaborate form dry roasting the masala preparing the masala powder and then cooking the rice ,dal and vegetables separately along with preparing the tamarind water .finally cooking everything together and then tempered with the tadka and served hot with drizzle of ghee topped with Hot and Crispy Boondi J
Aww.. Lip smacking isn’t it J There are also ready-made Masala powder if you have time constrains you can opt that too. The very first time I tasted Bisi bele bath in my Office Food Court, I dint like the taste that much as it had a strong flavor and once again after few months I happened to taste this heaven in MTR. I was like in heaven. It was then I fell for this delicious goodness. After that I used to prepare this very often in home .Now let’s get started.
Bisi bele bath recipe
Recipe Cuisine: Karnataka | Recipe Category : Main dish
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time :10| Serves: 3 |Author :Sharmila
Onion – 1 medium sized cubed
Tomato – 1
Carrot – 1
Beans – 5-8
Potato – 1
Green Peas – ½ cup
Peanuts – ¼ cup
Cooked Rice – 1 cup
Cooked Dal – 1 cup
Tamarind – 1 lemon sized,
Bibi bele bath powder – 4 tsp
Water as needed
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Salt as needed
Ghee / Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli – 3
Curry Leaves – 1-2 springs
Cashew Nuts - 10
Hing a pinch
Desiccated Coconut / Dry Coconut – 1 to 2 tbsp
1. Chop in all the vegetables before you start. Cube the tomato, Potato and Onions and chop the Beans and Carrots lengthwise. In a cooking pan add in 2 cups of water and then add in the Chopped veggies.
2. Along with the veggies add in turmeric powder and salt and cover and cook the veggies till done. It may take around 20 mins in a medium flame. Meanwhile cook the dal and rice and keep it ready.
3. Now the vegetables would have been cooked fully add in the cooked rice, Dal and Tamarind water .Mix everything well, let it come to a boil. Check for salt and then add in the Bisi bele bath Masala.
4. In a low flame cook for another 10 mins till the raw smell of the masala leaves if the rice is too thick add in water as it tends to get thick once it cools down .Now switch off the flame. In a pan heat the Ghee.
5. To the hot ghee add in mustard seeds, Cashew nuts ,Curry Leaves and Dry Red Chilli and finally add in Dry Coconut and finally pour this over the prepared bisi bele bath serve hot with boondi.
- The entire process can be carried out in the pressure cooker too.
- If so cook the vegetable sin cooker for 2 whistle and then the same like rest of the process. But make sure the veggies and rice don’t get mashed.
- Serve with Chips or Mixture.
- Tastes best when served hot topped with Ghee and Boondi.
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