Saturday 25 May 2013

Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

Posted by Veena Karanth at 05:10:00
Bisi Bele Bath is a complete balanced food mainly because it contains both vegetables and dal which constitutes proteins. It has originated from Karnataka and now has spread all over the world.,however it still remains one of the most popular dish in the south.  An Ideal Food for Breakfast, Lunch, Tiffin Box, or you can even pack it for picnic purposes. It is extremely easy and simple to prepare. You can store the Bisi bele bath powder for months together and use it when required.

In case of emergency ,  especially when guests arrive suddenly in short notice, this recipe is a boon to save your face.

Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

How To Prepare Bisi Bele Bath

First of all you will have to prepare the bisi bele bath powder.Nowadays , you get readymade mix, for example mtr bisi bele bath powder. But in my opinion , the home made ones will give you the exotic taste and it turns out to be more aromatic. 
So, here is the bisi bele bath powder recipe

Bisi Bele Bath Powder Recipe

  • Bengal Gram Dal - 2 tbsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chillies (Byadige Chillies) - 6-7 ( according to your taste)
  • Methi Dal - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 2 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 3 tsp
  • Cinnamon Sticks - 3
  • Cloves - 3
  • Curry leaves
  • Copra ( dry coconut) - 1/2 cup
Roast all the above ingredients in a medium heat with two spoons of oil. 
Cool it , and then powder it in the mixer.

Bisi Bele Bath Powder is now  ready.

Bisi Bele Bath Ingredients

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Tuar Dal - 3/4 cup
  • Carrot - 2
  • Beans - 1/2 Cup
  • Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Groundnuts - 2 tbsp
  • For Tadka - Refer the method paragraph
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind - 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil - 3 tsp
  • Ghee for garnishing

Method To Prepare Bisi Bele Bath

There are Two ways to prepare the Rice - either boil it in the cooker or directly in the vessel. 
My sincere suggestion is to prepare directly in the vessel itself , because it comes out very well.

So, I am going to insist the latter method.
Bisi Bele Bath

  • First and foremost, boil the Tuar dal in the cooker along with the chopped vegetables.
  • Take a big vessel and add 3 tbsp of oil in it.
  • Add the tadka, like 1 tsp Urad dal, Mustard seeds - 1 tsp. Broken Red Chillies - 2 and curry leaves.
  • Let it splutter.
  • Now add groundnut seeds and cashew nuts.
  • Add 7- 8 glasses of water.
  • Let it come to a boil
  • Add the washed rice, and turmeric powder.
  • When the rice is fully boiled, add tamarind paste, salt, chilli powder and  finally add bisi bele bath powder.
  • Stir it well so that the powder gets mixed properly with the rice. 
  • Let it stand for around 5 -10 minutes in the sim or minimum flame.
  • Garnish it with the ghee and then serve.
Your Bisi Blele Bath is now Ready !!!!

Kitchen Masti Points

The best way to serve Bisi Bele Bath is to serve it along with Potato Chips, or mixture. ( in a separate bowl)
Some people also serve it along with raitha, but in my opinion chips is a better option.
Serve it hot.

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