Friday, August 16, 2013

Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi bele bath is one of my hubby's favorite dishes. Mostly I make it on lazy weekends to wind up my cooking section fast. I love replacing Indian rice with Korean rice, as it is sticky & flavorful. There is nothing much to say about this recipe as almost everyone would have made & tasted it.

3 Cups cooked rice
½ Cup toor dal
1 Big onion sliced
3 Big tomatoes chopped
3 Carrots grated
½ cup green peas
1 Tbs tamarind pulp (Adjust accordingly)
2 Tsp red chili powder (Adjust accordingly)
¼ Tsp turmeric
1 Tbs bisi bele bath powder / sambar powder
½ Cup coconut cream / coconut milk
¼ Tsp sugar
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs peanuts
1 Tbs channa dal
1 Tbs urad dal
1 Tbs mustard & jeera
5 Red chilis
1Tsp hing
Few Curry leaves
For Bisi bele bath powder 

1/2 Tbs chana dal
1/2 Tbs urad dal
2 Tbs dhaniya (Coriander seeds)
¼ Tsp methi (Fenugreek seeds)
4 Red chilis
3 Cloves
2 Elachi
1 Inch cinnamon stick
2 Marathi mogga
¼ Cup curry leaves

Heat a pan with one-tablespoon oil. Add onions to pan & fry them till they turn translucent. To that add tomatoes, carrots & peas & sauté them for 5 mins. Switch off heat & allow it to cool. (Sautéing the veggies enhances the taste) Now pressure-cook toor dal & sautéed veggies for 2 whistles.Heat a pan & dry roast the powder ingredients. Switch off heat & let them cool before grinding.

Take a wide pan or a bigger vessel to mix the rice & toor dal.  Heat the pan with two tablespoons of oil & to that channa dal, urad dal & peanuts. Fry them well & last add mustard & jeera, redchillis, curry leaves & hing. To that add the toor dal mixture along with 4 cups water. Now add the tamarind, turmeric, red chilli powder, bisi bele bath powder, coconut cream or coconut milk, sugar & Salt. Mix them well & taste it for the flavors. Now slowly mix the cooked rice to the gravy. If necessary add another 2cups water & bring it boil. Allow it cook on low heat for 10mins & switch off heat.

Serve warm with papad or boondi. 
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  1. mouthwatering and wvery well presented

  2. Wonderfully made bisi bele bath , love the clicks!

  3. Omg, BBB is just inviting me, wish i get that plate rite now.

  4. My favorite rice. Looks absolutely delicious...

  5. Ah the Rice looks really good..I haven't ever made these though have had them at a friends place...must try them they look very inviting.

  6. Love Bisi bela bhath! My go to one pot meal :)

  7. That plate looks very tempting..

  8. Wow Bisi bele bhath looks simply yummmm :) so so tempting me !!

  9. Coconut milk in Bisi bele bath is new to me. But I think it would taste even more delicious.. Looks perfect

  10. Looks so delicious and comforting one pot meal...

  11. love BBB but addition of coconut milk/cream definitely takes it a notch higher!!