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Bisi Bele Bhath Recipe

कर्नाटका स्पेशल बिसी बेले भात । Bisi Bele Bath- Rice, lentils, mix veggies with Special Spice Powder

 

Bisi Bele Bhath is a delicacy from Karnataka. It is a rice and vegetable-based recipe, which requires general ingredients that are available in every Indian kitchen. Follow the steps below along with the images to prepare bisi bele bhath. Let’s get started!

Directions:

1. Put 1/2 cup of soaked rice & 1/4 cup of soaked arhar dal in a pressure cooker.

2. Add 1/2 cup cauliflower, 8-10 beans, 1-carrot, 2-3 tbsp peas, 2.5 cups water, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp of ghee to the cooker.

3. Pressure cook the content for 2 minutes over low flame after a whistle.

4. Dry roast 1 tbsp of chana dal and 1 tbsp of urad dal over the low-medium flame till golden brown.

5. When the lentil’s color changes and they become fragrant, transfer them to a plate.

6. Roast 2-red chilies, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds, 1-pinch Hing, 1 tsp poppy seeds, and 1 tbsp dry coconut in 1/2 tsp of ghee.

7. Saute 1-inch cinnamon, 2-cardamom, 1-small nutmeg piece, 2-cloves, 4-5 black pepper, 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder together over the low-medium flame.

8. Transfer the masala to the roasted lentils once sauteed and allow it to cool.

9. Once the masala cools, add it to a mixer jar and blend into a fine powder.

10. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee/oil in a pan.

11. Add 7-chopped & whole cashews to the pan and roast till lightly golden.

12. Next, take the cashews out once golden brown.

13. Add 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds to the pan.

14. Add 10-12 curry leaves, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, 1-chopped tomato, 1/2 cup of capsicum to the pan, and roast lightly.

15. Next, mix 1 tbsp of tamarind pulp, 1/2 cup of water, ground masala, and roasted cashews.

 

16. Cover and simmer masala for 2 minutes.

17. Add cooked rice to the masala and mix well.

18. Add 1/2 cup of water (if necessary) and 1/2 tsp of salt to the bhath.

19. Mix chopped coriander leaves, 1 tbsp of ghee to the bhath, and cook for 2 minutes over the low flame.

20. Garnish with cashews and green coriander. Bisi Bele Bhath is ready to be served.


Bisi Bele Bhath Recipe
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Recipe type: Khichdi Recipe
Cuisine: Karnataka
 
Bisi Bele Bhath is rice and vegetable-based recipe, which requires general ingredients that are available in every Indian kitchen.
Ingredients
  • Rice - ½ Cup (100 grams)
  • Tuvar Lentils - ¼ Cup (50 grams)
  • Carrot - 1 (Chopped)
  • French Beans - 8-10 (Chopped)
  • Cauliflower - ½ Cup (Chopped)
  • Green Peas - 2-3 tbsp
  • Green Capsicum - ½ Cup (Chopped)
  • Salt - 1.5 tsp (total)
  • Desi Ghee - 2.5 tbsp (total)
  • Desi Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Cashews - 14, (7 Chopped)
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 10-12
  • Turmeric Powder - ¼ tsp
  • Tomato - 1 (Chopped)
  • Tamarind Pulp - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - ¾ tsp
  • Coriander Leaves -1 tsp
  • Frozen Cheese - 1 tbsp
  • Split Chickpeas - 1 tbsp
  • Split Black Gram Lentils- 1 tbsp
  • Desi Ghee - ½ tsp
  • Red Chilli - 2
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Poppy Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp (Chopped)
  • Cinnamon - 1-inch stick
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Nutmeg - 1, Small piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Black Pepper - 4-5
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
Instructions
  1. Put ½ cup of soaked rice & ¼ cup of soaked arhar dal in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add ½ cup cauliflower, 8-10 beans, 1-carrot, 2-3 tbsp peas, 2.5 cups water, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp of ghee to the cooker.
  3. Pressure cook the content for 2 minutes over low flame after a whistle.
  4. Dry roast 1 tbsp of chana dal and 1 tbsp of urad dal over the low-medium flame till golden brown.
  5. When the lentil's color changes and they become fragrant, transfer them to a plate.
  6. Roast 2-red chilies, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, ½ tsp cumin seeds,1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds, 1-pinch Hing, 1 tsp poppy seeds, and 1 tbsp dry coconut in ½ tsp of ghee.
  7. Saute 1-inch cinnamon, 2-cardamom, 1-small nutmeg piece, 2-cloves, 4-5 black pepper, ½ tsp of mustard seeds, ¼ tsp of turmeric powder together over the low-medium flame.
  8. Transfer the masala to the roasted lentils once sauteed and allow it to cool.
  9. Once the masala cools, add it to a mixer jar and blend into a fine powder.
  10. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee/oil in a pan.
  11. Add 7-chopped & whole cashews to the pan and roast till lightly golden.
  12. Next, take the cashews out once golden brown.
  13. Add ½ tsp of mustard seeds to the pan.
  14. Add 10-12 curry leaves, ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, 1-chopped tomato, ½ Cup of capsicum to the pan, and roast lightly.
  15. Next, mix 1 tbsp of tamarind pulp, ½ cup of water, ground masala, and roasted cashews.
  16. Cover and simmer masala for 2 minutes.
  17. Add cooked rice to the masala and mix well.
  18. Add ½ cup of water (if necessary) and ½ tsp of salt to the bhath.
  19. Mix chopped coriander leaves, 1 tbsp of ghee to the bhath, and cook for 2 minutes over the low flame.
  20. Garnish with cashews and green coriander. Bisi Bele Bhath is ready to be served.

 

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