Bisibelebath

Bisibelebath is a very healthy and popular dish of Karnataka, India. It is a very tasty, aromatic dish of the South Indian Cuisine. The homemade bisibelebath masala powder adds a special flavor to the dish.

It serves as a wholesome complete meal as it has rice, lentils and vegetables.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Preparation time – 15 mins
Cooking time – 25 mins
  • Rice – 3/4 cup
  • Toor dal – 1/2 cup
  • Shallots / Small Onions – 10
  • Carrot – 1, cut into cubes
  • Beans – 8 , cut into pieces
  • Brinjal – 2, cut into cubes
  • Potato – 2 small, cut into cubes
  • Peas – frozen, a fistful
  • Tomato – 1 small, cut into pieces.
  • Tamarind pulp – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Bisibelebath masala powder – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Ghee / Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli – 2
  • Curry leaves -1 sprig
  • Cashews – 10
For Bisibelebath masala powder (yields 75 – 80 gms)
  • Channa dal – 3 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 3 tbsp
  • Byadgi Red chilli – 5
  • Red chilli – 2
  • Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon- 1 inch
  • Cloves – 2
  • Star Anise / Marathi Moggu – 1 (optional)
  • Desiccated coconut – 2 tbsp

Steps

  • Dry roast all the ingredients needed to prepare the Bisibelebath masala powder.
  • Grind them into a smooth powder.
  • You can store them in an air tight container for future use.
  • Pressure cook the rice and dal and mash them well.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of hot water.
  • In a vessel, add carrot, beans, potato, brinjal with turmeric powder, salt, water and let them cook till done but not mushy.
  • In a pan, add a tbsp of oil/ ghee and fry shallots till they change color.
  • Add tomato and little salt and sauté.
  • Add all the other veggies to this and give a stir.
  • Add the tamarind water and let it boil.
  • Add 3 tbsp of the bisibelebath powder and mix and let it boil for a min.
  • Add the mashed dal with 1/2 cup water and mix well.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix gently.
  • In another pan, add 1 tbsp ghee and fry the cashews to golden brown and keep it aside.
  • Temper the rice with ghee, mustard, red chillies and curry leaves.

The flavorful Bisibelebath with homemade masala is ready. Enjoy with raita and fryums.

We had with Beetroot Raita and it was yummmy !!!!

Key Points

  • Take care not to over cook the veggies.
  • Tempering with ghee and cashews adds a good flavor so try not to skip it.

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