bisi bele bath recipe | how to make south indian bisi bele bhath at home

south Indian bisi ble bath recipe with Step by step Photos : –  Bisi bele bath OR Bisi Bele huli anna is most famous or i can say one of the signature recipe of Karnataka. Bisi bele bath is made with rice,lentils and mix veggies.
Bisi means hot (temperature), bele means lentils and huli translate to sour and anna means rice. Bisi bele bath is dal and rice cooked together with tamarind and spice powders. As the name suggests it has to be served hot. It tastes best when seasoned in ghee and served hot.bisi-bele-bath-priyascurrynation

south indian bisi ble bath recipe with Stepwise Photos :- Bisi bele bath is a unique dish. The flavors and the taste makes all the difference. the flavors come from the bisi bele bath masala and the tempering added towards the end. the bisi bele bath masala is a special spice blend which gives a lot of depth and flavor to this dish.
You can use readymade bisi bele bath masala or make the spice blend at home.My previous post was Bath Masala mix. Now, here comes the main dish,”Bisi Bele Bath”. Actually making bath and making masala are two continuous one day process. I have prepared my masala quickly and then bath. But for your convenience, I have shared separate procedure.bisi-bele-bath-priyascurrynation
Traditionally Rice and lentils are cooked separately. but I have cooked both together with veggies.

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south indian bisi ble bath recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

classic south indian tangy,spicy rice variety.

Course: Main Course, rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Priya Jo
Ingredients
vegetables:
  • 8-10 nos shallots(sambar onions) or 1 large onion,chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 drumstick
  • 2 medium brinjals chopped
  • 1/4 cup spinach chopped
  • 8 nos Avarakkai (Broad beans)
  • 5 nos french beans
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 small capsicum chopped
for seasoning:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 dry red chilies
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ghee /clarified butter
other:
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup toor dal / pigeon pea split
  • 2 tbsp bisi bele bath powder
  • 1 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp jaggery
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Soak tamarind in warm water. Extract pulp and keep aside.

  2. Wash tur dal and rice together. Keep it aside.

  3. Peel shallots, cube the tomatoes. Chop drumstick, French beans and brinjals into finger length size. Chop carrots, capsicum, avarakkai (broad beans) and keep aside.

  4. Heat Oil in pressure cooker,Add Mustard seeds, Cumins. when they crackle add Asafoetida and curry leaves.

  5. Add shallots OR onion and tomatoes.Mix well.

  6. Add rest of the vegetables and cook over low flame for 2-3 mins, stir well.

  7. Add ½ cup water, salt, mix well and let it come to a boil. Cook over medium flame for 3 to 4 mins.

  8. Add tamarind extract and reduce flame. Add Rice and Toor dal in pressure cooker.

  9. Add 2 tbsp Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder, turmeric powder, jaggery mix well and let it cook over low flame for 10 to 15 mins OR 4-5 whistlestill the water gets absorbed and the bisi bele bath thickens considerably.

  10. Check for salt and spice at this stage. If less add them, adjusting to your taste.

  11. Heat a pan with ghee.

  12. Add asafetida, broken whole dry red chilies and curry leaves and sauté till the leaves become crisp.

  13. Pour this tempering over the simmering bisi bele bath and mix well.

  14. Drizzle more ghee on top.

  15. Serve piping hot with potato chips or Raita.

Recipe Notes
  • I have used Regular Onions here.
  • Use regular raw rice. Avoid basmati rice.
  • You can use all types of vegetables like turnip, yellow pumpkin, chow-chow, potato etc., I personally avoid potatoes.
  • You can use colored bell peppers. Avoid vegetables rich in water like white pumpkin as it will disintegrate.
  • You can use legumes like peas, double beans, green tuvar etc if you have on hand.
  • Bisi bele bath should neither be dry and looking separate like biryani nor hard and lumpy. But it should be loose and when you place it on a plate it should spread around.

south Indian bisi ble bath recipe with Step by step Photos:

  1. Soak tamarind in warm water. Extract pulp and keep aside.
  2. Wash tur dal and rice together. Keep it aside.
  3. Peel shallots, cube the tomatoes. Chop drumstick, French beans and brinjals into finger length size. Chop carrots, capsicum, avarakkai (broad beans) and keep aside.bisi-bele-bath-priyascurrynation
  4. Heat Oil in pressure cooker,Add Mustard seeds, Cumins. when they crackle add Asafoetida and curry leaves.
  5. Add shallots OR onion and tomatoes.Mix well.bisi-bele-bath-priyascurrynation
  6. Add rest of the vegetables and cook over low flame for 2-3 mins, stir well.bisi-bele-bath-priyascurrynation
  7. Add ½ cup water, salt, mix well and let it come to a boil. Cook over medium flame for 3 to 4 mins.
  8. Add tamarind extract and reduce flame. Add Rice and Toor dal in pressure cooker.
  9. Add 2 tbsp Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder, turmeric powder, jaggery mix well and let it cook over low flame for 10 to 15 mins  OR 4-5 whistlestill the water gets absorbed and the bisi bele bath thickens considerably.bisi-bele-bath-priyascurrynation
  10. Check for salt and spice at this stage. If less add them, adjusting to your taste.
  11. Heat a pan with ghee.
  12. Add asafetida, broken whole dry red chilies and curry leaves and sauté till the leaves become crisp.
  13. Pour this tempering over the simmering bisi bele bath and mix well.
  14. Drizzle more ghee on top.
  15. Serve piping hot with potato chips or Raita.

recipe Notes:

  • I have used Regular Onions here.
  • Use regular raw rice. Avoid basmati rice.
  • You can use all types of vegetables like turnip, yellow pumpkin, chow-chow, potato etc., I personally avoid potatoes.
  • You can use colored bell peppers. Avoid vegetables rich in water like white pumpkin as it will disintegrate.
  • You can use legumes like peas, double beans, green tuvar etc if you have on hand.
  • Bisi bele bath should neither be dry and looking separate like biryani nor hard and lumpy. But it should be loose and when you place it on a plate it should spread around.

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