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Aug 13, 2008

Bisi bela bhaat recipe (BBB)- Karnataka special

bisi bella bhaat recipe
A popular cuisine of Karnataka, basically a sambar rice variety is a complete meal in itself. I love this delicious rice and make it very frequently. You can serve this with curds or raita and papads. If you start browsing,you will find different versions of making this rice variety. This is how I make.
Notes-
Use MTR bisi bella masala or you can even make it yourself.
Ingredients
Rice- 2cups
Tuvar dal- 1cup
Mixed vegetables- 1cup(potatoes,carrots,peas,cauliflower)
Onion- 1 chopped
Tamarind paste- 1tbspn
salt to tasteTurmeric powder- 1tsp
Oil- 2tsp
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp
Ghee -1tbsp

Bisi bela masala-
  Use the readymade ones available in markets or try making this one.
Dessicated coconut- 1tbsp (optional)
Cinnamon- 1''
Cloves- 4-5
Whole pepper-4-5
Coriander seeds- 1tbspn
Tuvar dal-1tsp
chana dal-1tsp
Dried red chillies- 3
      Add the masala or  make the ground powder as per requirement. My son does not like it too hot, so I dont add more than 2tsp of the store bought bisi bella masala.
Method
Heat half a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add tuvar dal,chana dal,coriander seeds,cinnamon,pepper,cloves and coconut. Saute for sometime. Keep it aside. Grind everything together. (if using coconut)
Soak rice and dal for sometime. Drain the water.
Heat rest of the oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.
Then add the onions and saute till they are translucent.
 Then add the cut vegetables and tamarind water followed by turmeric powder and salt. Cook for sometime.
Then add the ground powder or the readymade masala.
Then add  the soaked rice and dal. Add salt. Mix everything properly and cook in the pressure cooker adding water as per requirement. The rice should be mushy(well cooked) and not too dry.
Serve hot with raitha and papad.

21 comments:

notyet100 said...

nice ntry nd awesome click,..;-)ndcongrtas for theaward//

LG said...

BBB aka Bisi bele bhat looks yumm! and ya true there are many ways to make it. Thanks for participating :)

jayasree said...

Bisi bele bath looks yummy.. Nice color..

Laavanya said...

This is such a wholesome dish and I love it. Congrats on your awards Sowmya.

SMN said...

Bisibele bath is my fav looks yummy comngrats on the award

Priti said...

Always like BisiBela Bhaat.. looks tasty and yes with papad it taste wonderful. Gud entry for the event :)

ANJALI J. said...

aahh... hot bisibele bhaat along with raita.. tempting..:)

Nithu said...

Awesome pics. Bisi bela baath looks mouth watering.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Bisi Bele Bhaat looks very nice .. a nice one pot meal

Vanamala said...

absolutely right there are many ways..even i agree LG comment.
Looks superb

Ramya Bala said...

Bisibela bhaat..yummm...very gd entry yaar...

Uma said...

I am a great fan of bisi bela bhaat. YOur recipe looks so delicious and tempting Sowmya.

Sameera.. said...

Wow...I was looking for recipe of Bisibele bhaat..and now I know where to find it...
Rgds,
Sam !

Cham said...

Lovely & delicious entry :) I too thought of reposting the BBB for the event!

Illatharasi said...

Filling and quick one to eat always:)

I do this often;)

Sireesha said...

Bisi bele bath looks yumm yumm and inviting...Nice click....Congrats on ur awards.....

Anisheetu said...

Thanks for the entry... was going to make this for the event this weekend... its looking good... I will have a nice round up...

Purva Desai said...

Bisi bela bhaat looks really delicious.....and njoying this yumm dish with papad is like Sone pe suhaaga....
Congrats for all the awards....u truly deserve them

Sukanya said...

Bisi Bele Bhat looks yummy

LG said...

Do take a look at the round up of SWC-K here http://www.tasteofmysore.com/2008/09/swc-karnataka-round-up-1-republished.html

pradeep said...

Like the Indian bisibelebath recipe that has been one of the most searched because of its taste and its healthy benefits .

http://www.surfindia.com/recipes/bisi-bele-bath.html

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