Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bisi Bele Bhath

"Bisi Bele Bhath" Yummy!!!:). Bisi bele bath is an authentic karnataka recipe.
It is a complex dish which has rice, dal and vegetables all in a khichdi like consistency.
It has got aroma from lovely roasted spices ,sweetness from jaggery, and tangy note from tamarind.

Typical Bisi bele bath contains 18-19 types of spices, 5-6 types of vegetables ,rice and yellow lentil.Taste of Bisi bele bath mainly depend on masala powder used, correct consistency of jaggery and tamarind.

I usually prepare fresh Bisi Bele Bhath masala powder but you can also use bought ones (MTR being the best).

1 cups Rice (Sona Masuri)
1 cup Toor Dal/Red Lentils
1 cup
chopped Carrots
1 cup
chopped Beans
1 cup chopped fresh
Green Peas
1 cup
Ash Pumpkin
1 cup chopped Cluster Beans

1/2 cup bisi-bele-bhath-masala-powder
1 large Lime sized Tamarind Pulp, soaked in warm water and juice extracted (Adjust acc to taste)
2-3 tbsp Jaggery
Salt to taste

For Tadka:
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tbsp Channa Dal/Split Chickpeas
2 springs of Curry Leaves
Few ground NutsPressure cook rice, vegetables and dal separately(add 1tbs oil and pinch of turmeric to dal )

Shift cooked rice, vegetables and dal into thick bottomed vessel.
Mix in , tamarind juice, bisi bele bath powder and jaggery and bring them to gentle boil, about 3 mins.

Heat oil in another pan and add mustard seeds to it. When it starts to pop and splutter, add , channa dal, curry leaves and ground nuts. Add this to bisi bele bath.

serve hot with boondi, raitha or any thing of your choice.

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