Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bisi bele bhath

A very close friend of mine gave me a call yesterday and asked me if I can post rice dishes. So here you go my deary girl :-)

Bisi bele bhath is a very traditional kannadiga dish. I have not tasted this rice when I was in India. A friend of mine had prepared this when we went to her place and I liked her preparation. Will definitely post her version of bisi bele bhath once I get the recipe from her. My version of bisi bele bhath that I prepared over the weekend was slightly different from what I tasted at my friends place but we liked this taste as well.

Ingredients :

1. Rice - 1 cup
2. Toor dhal- 1 cup
3. Carrot, beans - 1  cup chopped
4. Peas - 1/2 cup
5. Potato - 1 cubed
6. Onion - 1 finely chopped
7. Tamarind paste - 1/4 teaspoon
8. Salt - to taste
9. Ghee - 2 tablespoons
10. Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
11. Cashews-  - 6 or 7
12. Hing - a pinch
13. Oil - 2 teaspoons
14. Turmeric powder -1 teaspoon

To grind:

1. Grated Coconut - 1 cup
2. Red chillies- 3
3. Dhania- 3 teaspoon
4. Cloves - 5
5. Cinnamon - 5" stick


1.  Wash the rice and dhal and pressure cook it along with oil, turmeric,salt,onion, vegetables and 6 cups of water for one whistle. The mixture should be a little bit watery after it is cooked.
2. Meanwhile, dry roast all the ingredients except coconut mentioned under the to grind section till you get a nice aroma. Grind it along with the grated coconut into a fine paste.
3. Add this ground paste to the cooked rice, dhal and vegetables.
4. Bring it to a boil and remove it from the stove.
5. Heat ghee in another pan. Add mustard. After it splutters, add cashews and fry it till golden brown. Add a pinch of hing and add it along with the cooked rice.
6. Serve bisi bele bhath with Raitha or potato chips.

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