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May 20, 2013

Bisi Bele Bath

This dish is a meal on it's own for veggie and non-veg lovers!
    Serve it hot with Mango Salsa.  You will not stop eating.

Bisi Bele Bath Powder:
1 fried tomato
1/2 fried onion

3 Dried red chillies
1 tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2tsp channa dal
1 tsp black gram
2 cloves
1″ piece cinnamon
1/2 ” piece – mace
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp white poppy seeds
2 tbsp grated dry coconut

2 tbsp Ghee or
1/2 tsp Black mustard seeds
1/8 tsp Asafoetida or Hing
1/4 cup Cashew nuts
1 tsp-Urad Dal
1tsp- Channa Dal
4 Curry leaf

Other Ingredients:
2cup- Rice
3/4 cup-Cooked toor dal
3 cups-mixed veggies( potatoes,beans, carrot, brinjal,cauliflower, drumstick,okra)
 1/2 cup-Capsicum/Bell Pepper
1/2 cup-Onion
1/2tsp-Dhania Powder
1tsp-ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste

Cooking Time & Calories:
Preparation Time: 30min
Cooking Time: 30min

Step 1:Dry roast all the ingredients listed in bisi bele bath powder.                                             
Step 2:Let them cool and roast them into paste.
Step 3:In a pan, heat ghee add mustard seeds,cumin seeds, urad dal,channa dal, red chillies, hing, curry leaves and fry them for a minute at low flame.
Step 4:Then add onions and fry them til they turn brown.
Step 5:Now add ginger garlic paste, sambar powder, dhania powder, chilly powder mix it well.
Step 6: Add all the vegetables and saute it at low flame for 3minutes.
Step 7:Add the ground masala, toor dal, rice and mix it well.
Step 8: Add 8 cups of water and bring it to the boil point.
Step 9:To this add tamarind paste and salt. Mix it well.
Step 10: Shift this to the pressure cooker and leave it till pressure releases.
Step 11:Serve hot.

  • You can add any vegetable according to your paste.
  • To the grounded paste add fried onion and tomato paste this gives you a different flavor to the recipe.
  • If you like eating dry, reduce the water.

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