Bisi bele bhath

Raw rice - 1 cup
thoor dhal - 1 cup
Diced veggies (carrot, beans, turnip, chowchow) - 1 cup
coriander & curry leaves
tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp
coconut (or dry coconut/kobari) - 1 tbsp

List 1
Coriander seed - 1 tbsp
channa dal - 1/2 tsp
urad dal - 1/4 tsp
thor dal - 1/4 tsp
peppercorns - 5 nos
Red chillies - 5
fenugreek - 1 tsp
sesame seed - 1/4 tsp
jeera - 1 tsp
raw rice - 1 tsp

  • First put rice and thoor dhal together and wash it well. 
  • Transfer the mix of rice and dhal in a big vessel add, 6 cups of water to it.
  • Add a tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp of oil and pressure cook it for 5 whistles.
  • In a pan, add a tsp of oil and roast all the ingredients in the list 1 and keep it aside.
  • When it cools down, add coconut and grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Meanwhile in a big pan, add 2 tbsps of oil (preferably kadalai ennai/peanut oil).
  • When it is hot, add mustard and when it splutters add jeera.
  • Then add curry leaves and asofetida.
  • Now make a liquid of tamarind paste and pour it in the pan.
  • Add turmeric and salt.
  • Now add the grounded paste and add enough water and let it boil.
  • Take out the rice and dhal mix, and transfer it into the pan of the boiling mixture.
  • Mix it well and keep it in flame for couple of minutes and garnish it with coriander and curry leaves.
  • Serve it with tomato raitha. Yum!
This entry goes to Ashwini's Lentils mela event.


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wwwow... bisi bele looks fabulous... too good.

Cham said...

Thanks for ur warm encouragement. We love BBB a lot and looks perfect ur preparation.

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow first time to ur blog and i saw my fav bisibelebhath.I really miss eating this here....yummy!

sriharivatsan said...

This looks gorgeous Madhu..Supera iruku..

LG said...

oho..I want to have it now..slurrp..

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Thanks to all for your comments!

meeso said...

Looks super yummy, I like that pic, It's so appetizing I think I will try making this soon :)

Simply Innocence said...

Looks perfect with ur preparation. I think I visit first time in ur blog

Roochi said...

bbb looks perfect. reminds me on my friend's mom packing this for me everytime she prepared at home. In a box like this. first time to your blog and i browsed thru all the recepies... they look great...