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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bisi bele bath recipe (karnataka style) - Karnataka's Spicy Sambar Sadam

  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.
tomato -1.
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
cinnamon - 1 (small piece).
curry leaves -10.
turmeric - 1/8 tsp.
Salt - As required. 
oil - to fry. 


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

Bisibelebath Paste

Red Chillies - 10. 
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.


Ghee - 1 tsp.
Cashews - 10.
hing - a Generous Pinch.

  • Soak the tamarind in 1 +1/2  cups of Water for 1/2 an hour, then squeeze the tamarind, throw the pulp and retain the water .Now tamarind juice is Ready.
  • cut the veggies into cubes.
  • Pressure cook rice with 3 cups of water, for 4 whistles,then mash it lightly.
  • Pressure cook toor dal with  turmeric till soft.
  • Cook the veggies till soft in a pan by adding water or in a cooker.
  • Heat the oil add Mustard seeds when it splutters, add cinnamon, Chopped pearl onions, tomato & Curry leaves, saute well till onions  turns pink.

  • Add a  cup of tamarind juice.
  • When it starts boiling add bisibelebath paste,cooked veggies & salt. Let it boil for a minute.

  • Then  add mashed rice & toor dal. Mix till everything blends well.finally add Remaining 1/2 cup of Tamarind juice. Give a quick Mix.

  • Heat a tsp of Ghee, add Cashews, saute till it turns Golden, add hing,switch off the flame, pour this tempering over  prepared bisibelebath.Serve hot.

  • if you want the veggies crunchy cook it directly in a pan,adding water or if you want it soft, pressure cook it.
  • Adding 1/2 cup of tamarind juice at last gives loose consistency to Rice.Final consistency of bisi bele bath should be loose.When it cools down it automatically  thickens.
  • Adding tadka Enhances the flavour of Bisibelebath.


Sundari Nathan said...

yummy one pot meal!! very tempting!!

Nava K said...

Yum - those are true authentic and much loved flavors. Its a wholesome and complete meal.