bisi bele bath recipe

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Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

A preparation from the state of Karnataka, wherein dal and rice are combined vegetables; flavored with the bisi bele bath masala which is the soul of this recipe and is made using red chilies, whole spices, coconut, etc., and tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, cashew nuts, peanuts, etc. The creamy mixture of dal and rice with the bite of veggies and the crunch of tempering blasts too many flavors and textures in the mouth. As it is a common food of Kannada households, there are plenty of different bisibelebath recipe. Bisi bele bath preparation calls for making of the BisiBele Bath Powder. It can be prepared in advance. Learn to make bisi bele Huliyanna with step by step pictures.

Bisi Bele Bath Recipe- Ingredients:

Rice and dal: Arhar dal and the broken basmati have been used for this recipe. The ratio of dal and rice varies, from recipe to recipe. I have kept it 1:1, equal parts of both dal and rice have been added. You can also use 2 parts of rice and 1 part dal.

Water: As much as 4 parts of water is used.

Vegetables:  I have used the carrots and green peas for the bisi bele Huliyanna recipe. You can also use capsicum, french beans, shallots, etc. The authentic recipe doesn’t include onion and garlic.

Bisi Bele Bath Powder: This is quintessential for the bisibele bath recipe.

Tempering: Bisibele bath is tempered with mustard seeds, cashews, ground nuts, tamarind, jaggery etc.

Tips for Perfect Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi bele bath can be said to be perfect when:

  1. The dal and rice are cooked enough to have a creamy texture.
  2. The flavors are totally balanced.

In order to make perfect bisi bele Huliyanna, the following should be kept in mind:

  1. Cook the dal and rice properly. Cook these as per your liking. I like dal and rice mushy and creamy. I prefer to cook both these together till I get the desired consistency.
  2. Bisi bele bath masala is the main flavoring agent. Make sure to make a good one.
  3. Maintain the ratio of vegetables and dal rice as per your liking. I do not prefer too many veggies and therefore haven’t added a lot.
  4. Bisi bele Bath will thicken if not served immediately. Therefore at the time of serving make sure to adjust the consistency by adding hot water. Also adjust the seasoning accordingly.

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How to serve Bisi Bele Bath?

Drizzle little ghee and serve it hot.

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Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

1.This recipe serves 4-6 persons.

bisi bele bath recipe

2.Make sure you have bisi bele bath powder on hand.

Tips:Recipe link given in the ingredients list.

bisi bele bath recipe

3.Pressure cook ½ cup rice and ½ cup arhar dal with 3 cups of water and salt to taste.

bisi bele bath recipe

4.Add in salt to taste.

bisi bele bath recipe

5.Cook on high flame till the first whistle. Thereafter reduce the flame to low and cook on low flame for another 5-7 minutes. Let the pressure release. Open the pressure cooker. The dal and rice should be absolutely soft.

bisi bele bath recipe

6.In a pan heat 1 tsp of ghee.

bisi bele bath recipe

7.Add ½ cup each chopped carrots and peas.

bisi bele bath recipe

8.Cover and cook.

bisi bele bath recipe

9.Cook till the veggies are tender.

bisi bele bath recipe

10.To make the tempering in a pan heat 2 tbsp of ghee.

bisi bele bath recipe

11.Add ½ tsp mustard seeds (raie). Let these splutter.

bisi bele bath recipe

12.Add in a handful of each; curry leaves, cashew halves (kaju tudka) and peanuts (moongfali).

bisi bele bath recipe

13.Cook on low flame till the cashews turn light brown.

bisi bele bath recipe

14.Add in 3 tbsp of tamarind (imli) pulp and 1 tbsp of jaggery (gud) powder.

bisi bele bath recipe

15.Add 1 cup of water.

bisi bele bath recipe

16.Add in salt to taste.

bisi bele bath recipe

17. Add 3 tbsp of bisi bele bath powder.

bisi bele bath recipe

18.At the time of serving add hot water to the cooked dal and rice, as per the desired consistency.

bisi bele bath recipe

19.Mix it well.

bisi bele bath recipe

20.Add this to the prepared tempering.

bisi bele bath recipe

21.Next add in the cooked vegetables.

bisi bele bath recipe

22.Mix everything well.

bisi bele bath recipe

23.Add water as per the desired consistency.

bisi bele bath recipe

24.Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

bisi bele bath recipe

25.Check and adjust the consistency and seasoning.

bisi bele bath recipe

26.Drizzle little ghee and serve hot.

bisi bele bath recipe

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