Bisi bele bath recipe, sambar rice. A traditional and delicious rice-based dish made with rice, lentils and mixed vegetables.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Recipe category: lunch
Recipe cuisine: karnataka
Makes: 4 persons
Raw rice – 2 cups
Toor dal/thuvaram paruppu – 1/2 cup
Vegetables – carrot,potato,cabbage,peas,drumstick etc. (you can add any vegetables)
Onion (large, chopped) – 1 cup
Tomatoes (large,chopped) – 4 nos.
Tamarind – 1 lemon size (need 2 cups of tamarind paste)
Turmeric powder – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves/karuvepillai – little
Coriander leaves/kothamalli – little
Ghee – 1 teaspoon
Salt – as desired
Oil – 3 tablespoon
Mustard seeds/kadugu – 1 teaspoon
Urad dal/ulutham paruppu – 1 teaspoon
To fry and grind
Red chillies – 6 to 8 nos.
Coriander seeds/kothamalli vidhai – 1 tablespoon
Channa dal/kadalai paruppu – 1 tablespoon
Urad dal/ulutham paruppu – 1 tablespoon
Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam – 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida/perungayam/hing – little
Cumin seeds/jeeragam – 1 teaspoon
Poppy seeds/kasa kasa – 1 tablespoon
Cloves/crambu – 2 nos.
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Fry the ingredients listed under “fry and grind” with a teaspoon of oil. When ingredients turn light brown, switch off the stove. Let the fried ingredients come to a room temperature.2. Then grind the ingredients coarsely without adding water. In a cooker, add raw rice, toor dal, six cups of water, salt, and turmeric powder. Make sure you add at least six cups of water for four cups for rice and two cups for dal. Cook till the rice and dal are done.3. Heat oil in a wide bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add urad dal followed by onions. Fry onions till they turn transparent. Add the vegetables and saute for few minutes until they become little tender.4. Once vegetables become little soft, add tomatoes and salt and fry for few minutes. Add tamarind paste (2 cups) and boil for few minutes. Then, add curry leaves and the ground paste.5. Add the boiled tamarind mixture to the dal and rice mixture present in the cooker. Mix well and then add a teaspoon ghee to the bisi bele bath and mix well once again.Now, bisi bele bath is ready!
- Amount of water to cook both the dal and rice depends on the quality of the rice and dal.
- Make sure you add tamarind paste only after the vegetables are cooked.
Serve the bisi bele bath with the following recipes:
beans carrot poriyal
beetroot masala curry
carrot poriyal/carrot stir fry
kovakkai fry/tindora fry
beans paruppu usili
beetroot curry – sweet version
brussels sprouts stir fry
chettinadu cauliflower fry
Bisi bele bath recipe, sambar rice below: