Bisi bele bath

A traditional Karnataka dish with flavorful rice and lentil. Bisi bele bath literally means ‘ hot lentil rice mixture ‘ (in kannada) .  It is very commonly prepared in almost every house in Karnataka. It is perfect for lunchbox too !

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In this recipe , I prepare the bisi bele bath masala separately . It can be stored as it has good shelf life.

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Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cook Time : 25 minutes

Ingredients :

  1.  rice – 2 cups (cooked)
  2. Toor dal – 3/4 cup (cooked)
  3. veggies of your choice  – carrot (1/2) , beans (4), potato (1/2) – chopped
  4. peanuts – 2 tablespoon
  5. onion – 1/2
  6. tamarind water – 1/2 cup
  7. jaggery – 1/2 teaspoon
  8. turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  9. salt
  10. ghee – 1 tablespoon
  11. mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  12. hing – a pinch
  13. dried red chilly – 1
  14. curry leaves – a few

bisi bele bath masala powder – 

  1. urid dal – 2 teaspoon
  2. chana dal – 4 teaspoon
  3. fenugreek seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  4. coriander seeds – 3 teaspoon
  5. cardamom – 2
  6. cinnamon – 1/2 inch
  7. cloves – 3
  8. pepper corn – 1/2 teaspoon
  9. kashmiri red chilli(whole)  – 8
  10. curry leaves –  a few
  11. hing –  a pinch

 

Method:

Step 1 : Prepare bisi bele bath masala powder –

  1. heat a pan, dry roast chana dal, urid dal , coriander seeds and jeera till spices turn aromatic. Keep it aside
  2. In the same pan, Again  dry roast pepper corns ,cinnamon, cardomom and cloves till they turn aromatic. Keep it aside.
  3.  In the same pan, add 1 teaspoon of oil, roast red chillies and a few curry leaves . roast well until curry leaves turn crispy .
  4. Grind them all together along with hing to a fine powder without adding water.

(This powder can be stored in an air tight container for longer shelf life)

Step 2 : Cook rice and toor dal (either together or separately). Set aside

Step 3 : Heat a pot .Cook the veggies with 1.5 cup of water ,turmeric powder and salt. Boil until veggies are half cooked.

Step 4 : Add onion, peanuts, tamarind water and jaggery . Boil for 5 minutes.

Step 5: Now add cooked rice , dal and a cup of water.

Step 6 :Add 3-4 teaspoon of bisi bele bath masala and 1/2 tablespoon ghee. check for salt. Lower the flame and sim cook for about 10 minutes or until it is cooked perfectly.

Step 7 : In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon ghee. splutter mustard seeds, red chilly, hing and curry leaves. Pour this to the above

Serve bisi bele bath with boondi pearls or mixture.

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