This week’s Sunday lunch recipes is not a biryani post as u all expected.Instead I made Bisi bele bath as per a reader’s request.I posted Homemade bisi bele bath powder few months back and completely forgot about it.But one of my readers reminded me and asked to share bisi bele bath recipe using that powder.Though I have been making it very often,I have not shared this easy recipe here.So I made bisi bele bath and curd rice for our Sunday lunch yesterday just to make this post.It came out really well and tasted similar to the ones made using MTR bisibelebath powder.I referred this You tube video for the recipe,made some changes to make the cooking method even more easy.I have not tasted the authentic bisi bele bath recipe in MTR restaurant but I am a big fan of my (school moms) friend Megha’s bisibelebath.She uses store bought bisi bele bath powder mostly.I am glad this recipe turned out very similar to hers and most importantly I was able to bring the watery consistency.Generally bisi bele bath is served with kara boondi on top.It is one of the best side dish for bisi bele bath. But in my family, both Sendhil & Raksha loves to have it with ghee & raw onion topping. Do try this easy recipe and make this for your lunch box. Don’t forget to reheat it before you eat because bisi bele bath has to be eaten hot as its name suggests(bisi-hot,Bele-dal,Bath-Rice recipe)
Bisi bele bath Recipe - Karnataka Style
Karnataka style Bisi bele bath recipe using Homemade bisi bele bath powder
Prep time:10 Minutes
Cook time:20 Minutes
Total time:30 Minutes
INGREDIENTS 1 cup - 200ml
Raw Rice or steamed rice - 3/4 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Water- 6 cups for rice+dal ( Totally I used around 9 cups)
Take rice,dal,chopped vegetables,salt,turmeric powder,2 drops of oil and 6 cups of water. Cook it for one whistle in very low flame.Remove the lid and mash the rice,dal mixture very well.Add 1 cup of water to it and set aside.
Now take the bisi bele bath powder,grated coconut and soaked tamarind along with little water in a mixie jar. Grind it to a smooth paste.
Take the ground paste,add 2 cups of water and some salt to it. Mix well and boil the mixture in a kadai.Add some jaggery.Let the mixture roll boil for 5 minutes.You will get a nice smell.
Now add the masala to the rice+dal mixture. Mix well and add 1 more cup of water.Check for taste and add more salt & bisi bele bath powder if needed.
Let it boil nicely for 2-3 minutes. Lastly add 1 tbsp of ghee.Mix well.Adjust the consistency of rice by adding more water.It should be pourable.So add more water based on that and check for salt.Temper mustard,curry leaves and hing in a kadai and add to the rice.Mix well and serve hot !!
Yummy,hot bisi bele bath is ready.Serve with kara boondi or raw onions as I did !
Add more bisi bele bath powder based on the spice level.
You can add more jaggery if u like sweet taste.
No need to use carrot or raddish .But u can use peas,chow chow/chayote if u wish.Skip Kholrabi if u don’t like it.
Taste the bisi bele bath and adjust the salt whenever needed
Addition of ghee at the end gives a great taste.So don’t skip it.
Enjoy eating hot,hot bisi bele bath with kara boondi or Raw onions.Tastes great !!