Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Avalakki Bisi Bele Bath

This dish is always prepared for every Ekadashi at my parents.This is similar to regular bisi bele bath but instead of rice, poha is used. another difference is mong dal is used instead of toor dal. here is the recipe for it.

You Need To have:
1 cup thick poha/dappa avalakki
1/2 cup moong dal/hesaru bele
2 cups mixed vegetables(beans, carrot, peas, ash pumpkin)
1/2 cup flat beans/ Avrekalu
3-4 tsp bisi bele bath masala powder(home made or ready made mix)
5 tsp tamarind juice
2-3 tsp jaggery powder
salt to taste
 2-3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp ground nuts
2 tsp cashews
1 tsp black gram seeds
1 tsp bengal gram seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 medium size capsicum
2-3 green chilies
3-4 curry leaves
pinch of hing

Wash poha 1-2 times and drain excess water. and keep it aside so that it become soft.
Chop all the vegetables. Cook moong dal and vegges seperately for 2 whistles(add less water for vegges).

Mix cooked moong dal, vegetables,required amount of water and bring it to boil.

Add bisi bele batha powder, tamarind juice, salt and jaggery to it and mix well. simmer for 5 mins by closing the lid.Add soaked poha and mix well. cook for 3 mins more.

Heat oil in pan. add mustard seeds,  black gram  seeds, bengal gram seeds,ground nuts, cachew nuts to it. once they start spluttering, add chopped capsicum, slit green chilies,curry leaves and hing to it. fry till capsicum become soft. Add this tadka to bisi bele bath.

Mix well before serving. This is best enjoyed with boondi or cucumber raitha.

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