bisi bele bath recipe (karnataka style) - Karnataka's Spicy Sambar Sadam - Easy bisi bele bath Recipe

  Bisi bele bath recipe is an authentic and most popular Recipe from Karnataka Cusine.  Bisi bele bath is made with rice,lentils, veggies,tamarind  and with some spice powders.Cooked Rice When mixed with veggies,mushy dal and spice powders tastes so delicious.

Bisi bele bath Recipe (Karnataka Style)

Prep Time : 20 minutes. 
Cook Time : 40  minutes.             
Recipe Category:Andhra  Recipes
serves : 5.
Recipe Cuisine:Indian


Rice-  1 cup.
Toor Dal -1/2 cup.
Tamarind - lemon size.
pearl onion - 12.
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
cinnamon - 1 (small piece).
curry leaves -10.
Water - 3 cups for rice. 
water - 1 cup for toor dal.
turmeric - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - As required. 
oil - to fry. 

Carrot -2 (Medium Size)
beans - 10.
potato -1

Spice Paste

Red Chillies - 15. 
Channa Dal - 1 tbsp.
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp.
Coriander seeds - 1 + 1/2 tbsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp.
coconut - 1/4 cup.
cinnamon - 1(small piece).

Dry roast everything except coconut till it turns golden brown, then switch off the flame.Then add coconut, mix well. coconut  gets cooked with heat of kadai. Grind everything into a fine paste with little water

  • Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of Water for few minutes, till it is soft, then squeeze the tamarind, throw the pulp and retain the water .
  • cut the veggies into cubes.
  • Pressure cook rice with 3 cups of water, for 4 whistles.
  • Pressure cook toor dal with 1 cup of water & 1/8 tsp of turmeric for 5 to 6 whistles.
  • Cook the veggies in a cooker with little rock salt till it is soft in a cooker for 5 to 6 whisles.
  • Heat the oil add Mustard seeds when it splutters, add cinnamon, add pearl onions, add curry leaves, saute well till it turns pink.

  • Add Tamarind  Extract(with 2 cups of water).
  • When the Extract start boiling add spice paste,cooked veggies  and  salt.Let it boil till raw smell goes.

  • Then  add cooked rice and mashed toor dal. mix well for few minutes, and mash it with rice,  till everything gets incorporated.

  •   Garnish with fresh cilantro.Finally you could add 2 tbsp of ghee, at the top of bisi bele bath, it adds additional taste to it.

  • Roast 12(broken cashews) in a tsp of Ghee, and Garnish with it.It adds additional taste to bisibelebath.
  • Serve hot, with pappad or chips or onion Raita.
  • Finally consistency of bisi bele bath should be little bit loose.When it cools down it automatically  becomes thick.

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