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March 10, 2015

Bisi Bele Bath Powder Recipe-Karnataka Style Homemade Bisibelebath powder

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Authentic Karanataka style Bisi bele bath recipe is in my try list for years i should say.I have tasted it in few restaurants here and in some of my friend’s houses.But still i have not yet tasted this awesome bisi bele bath in its birth place,yes in MTR restaurant. I had been to MTR once with my friends but unfortunately i couldn’t taste bisi bele bath in their full meals menu. Instead they served some veg pulao which i didn’t like it too.I found from the waiter that bisi bele bath is available only on Sundays. Long back i had shared South Indian style bisi bele bath recipe but that’s just our Tamil nadu version.So i always look for the recipe of authentic Karnataka style bisibelebath and i have tried quite a few of them from various blogs.Of course they tasted good but still i felt something was missing. When i asked to share the correct recipe to my school moms friends,some of them told me to use MTR bisi bele bath powder (BBB powder) but Nagalakshmi shared her family recipe with powder. Based on the ingredients she told & by watching an youtube video, i tried this bisi bele bath powder at home for the first time.I also prepared bisibelebath rice using this fresh,flavorful,homemade powder. It came out really well & the taste was awesome!!It was just upto the mark as i expected.We all loved it especially my in-laws.So this powder is the star ingredient to make a perfect bisi bele bath. Hence i wanted to showcase this powder recipe by making a separate post.Once u make n store this powder, u can prepare bisi bele bath in just 15 minutes.Ok,lets see how to make bisi bele bath powder at home easily.Sorry,i couldn’t take stepwise pictures as i was in a hurry.I will try to update this post with step by step pictures.My next target is to make a perfect vangibath powder. Hope I will do it very soon.

Please check out my Bisi bele bath recipe using this powder.

bisi bele bath powder

Bisi bele bath powder recipe

Bisi bele bath powder recipe Homemade bisi ble bath powder recipe - Fresh n flavorful !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Homemade powders
Serves: 3/4 cup
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Chana dal - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds/ dhania – 4 tbsp
  • Jeera/ cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Methi/ fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Poppy seeds/ gasagase – 1/2 tbsp
  • 1 inch cinnamon sticks – 4 nos
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Marati moggu/Caper – 1 no( optional)
  • Dry byadgi red chillis - 15 nos
  • Red chillies (smooth skin/guntur) - 10-15 nos
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp

  • Take all the ingredients given above.Heat oil in a kadai and roast all the ingredients in medium flame till u get a nice aroma.Roast it patiently in medium flame else the ingredients may get burnt.
  • Once they cooled down,grind them in a mixie jar.Store in an air tight box after the powder is completely cooled down.Use a clean,dry spoon to handle.


Adding byadge red chillies is a must to get the nice red color in bisi bele bath powder as well as rice.So do not skip it.
Add more red chillies based on the spice level u need
Stays good for a month as we have not used coconut.But use clean,dry spoon while u handle.Also store in an air tight box.

homemade bisibelebath powder

Make n store this flavorful homemade bisi bele bath in an air tight box.Stays good for a month !

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Sundari Nathan said...

Fresh and flavourful powder!! The pot looks so cute!! Love it :)

Priya said...

Powder looks so spicy.When we have this powder then in no time bisibelabath can be prepared.

Chitra said...

Yes,u r right Sathya priya :)

Unknown said...

I usually get ready made powder but sure will try tis

Unknown said...

I usually get ready made powder but sure will try tis

great-secret-of-life said...

fresh and flavourful powder.. lovely color too

Chitra said...

Sure swati.Try n let me know ur feedback :)

Unknown said...

wow aromatic powder

Unknown said...

A very flavourful powder!!! Looks so colourful.. said...

Flavourful powder! Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Sindhujabalaji said...

i used to prepare the powder at home,bt nw im addicted to mtr bisibelebath,i stop preparing by own,urs recipe is vry close to mtr powder it soon gonna try ur version...thnx for sharing sis..

Chitra said...

Thanks u so much Sindhuja.Do try it n leave your feedback here :)

Anonymous said...

I was waiting this recipe. Will try it soon.Thanks Chitra. I am happy to know that you too hail from Tirunelveli. HATS OFF TO YOUR WORKS :)

Chitra said...

Thank u :) I love ur blog name :)

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varsha rajeswaran said...

Hi Chitra..for authentic bisi bela bath powde.. don't we need to add dry coconut (kopra).
Ps I like your blog and way of explaining.

Chitra said...

Hi varsha,Thanks. there are versions with kopra.As i add coconut in bisibelabath i don't add in powder. I feel shelf life oof powder may reduce by adding kopra:)

Padma said...

Hi Chitra
Where will get byadgi to ask in shops

Chitra said...

You can get byadge chillies in all big departmental stores.Ask for Karnataka chillies.Please check this link.I have shared an image for this chilli.

Anuradha N S said...

Hi Chitra

Can I also add Star Anise as part of the powder?

Chitra said...

Hi,Yes u can add a small one because its smell may over power the masala :)