Thursday, June 28, 2012


Bisi-bele-bhaath is hot-lentil-rice in the Kannada language and a famous recipe in KARNATAKA.

Since 6 months I had not tried bisibele bhaath. I wonder how didn't this dish came to my mind. My mom had given me home-made sambar powder which she uses for preparing bisibele bhaath. This powder mix can also be used in sambar preparations. This is typical Karnataka Brahmin's house belebath style recipe. When you taste, it tells you YES! this is Karnataka bisibele bhaath. Last week one of my friend's tried bele bhaath & I was tempted to prepare my own belebhaath.
Please try this and let me know. When I tell my mom about comments, she will be happy I must say!!!

Channa dal- 1 hand ful
dried grated coconut- 1 cup
Coriander seeds- 1 cup
red chilis- 3/4 cup
Jaggery - 1 inch piece
Urdal- 1/4 cup
Methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)- 1/4 cup
hing (asafoetida)- 1 tb sp.
Turmeric powder- 2 tb sp.
Red channa dal- 1 cup. 
Dried curry leaves- 10
(Dry grind all the above ingredients)
NOTE: 1 cup should be almost equal to 100 grams

Tomato- 2 
Coconut- hand ful
Channa dal- 1/4 cup
sambar powder- 2 tb sp. 
garam masala- 1/2 tb sp.
Salt to taste
(Roast for 2 minutes before grinding)

Mustard seeds, turmeric, hing (asafoetida), oil and curry leaves- as required
cinnamon, clove- 3/4 pieces 
green chili-2 cut into long pieces
Coconut- cut into pieces
Onion- 1, cut into long pieces (optional)
Capsicum- 1, cut into long pieces 
Peanut- 1/2 cup
Beans, Carrot, Green peas, Sweet corn, Potato- 1 cup each, cut into piece as required (long or round)
Tur dal-  1-2 cup (Cook  in pressure cooker long with 1 green chili)
Cooked rice- 3 cups

1. saute cinnamon, clove in a pan along with oil, turmeric, hing (asafoetida), mustard and curry leaves.
2. Fry onions and capsicum
3. Fry pea nut until it becomes brownish followed by vegetables mixture. By now it will give you a very nice flavored aroma all around your Kitchen (Happy)
4. add cooked dal along with grinded masala paste. 
saute all these ingredients for 10 minutes. 
4. Once this mixture is cooked well, the masala will get along with vegetables. 
5. Add cooked rice and keep stirring it for like 10 more minutes, or until rice is well cooked with all other ingredients. 
6. Even though salt was added while grinding, add as per taste required. 
7. Add coriander for final touch up.. AND THIS GIVES YOU TASTY BISIBELE BHAATH




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