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Bisi bele bath – Karnataka style recipe

Bisi bele bath | Karnataka style bisi bele bath recipe – A popular one-pot meal | sambar rice recipe from Karnataka. Bisi belebath recipe with full video and step-by-step pictures.

I posted Bisi bele bath masala powder recipe in Jeyashris kitchen 2 days back. I have posted my mom’s version and restaurant-style sambar sadam recipe in Jeyashris kitchen. This is the traditional Karnataka style bisi belebath recipe. Traditionally no veggies are added in this version. So I followed that same method here.

My friend who shared this recipe with me used Thai rice for making this. I love using Thai rice for making Ven pongal and sakkarai pongal. It cooks so well and the aroma is so unique too. But here i used sona masoori rice | raw rice. The sliced small onions gives a very nice taste to this one pot meal. So do not compromise on this.

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Bisi bele bath recipe

Bisi bele bath
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Bisi bele bath recipe

Popular Karnataka style bisi bele huli anna – One pot meal
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Keyword easy lunch recipes, South Indian lunch recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw rice
  • ½ cup toor dal
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups tamarind extract from a lemon sized tamarind
  • 2-3 tbsp bisi bele bath powder
  • ½ cup small onions sliced
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • A handful of peanuts
  • Few cashew nuts
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

Instructions

  • Add the rice and toor dal in a vessel.
  • Wash it well and add 3 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released, take out and mash the rice well and keep it aside.
  • Soak a lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Using 2 cups water take the tamarind extract.
  • In a heavy bottmed vessel | pan, add the sesame oil and when it is hot add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard splutters add the peanuts and saute till it gets nicely roasted.
  • Now add the tamarind water.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and bisi bele bath powder to this.
  • I added 2.5 tblsp of the powder and felt I could have added more. So add 3 tbsp of bisi bele bath powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Let this boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Now add the cooked and mashed rice.
  • Mix well, if needed add ½ cup of boiling water to adjust the consistency.
  • Roast cashew nuts in 2 tbsp of ghee and add this on the top.
  • Serve hot with potato fry, veg raita or simple fried papad.
  • Delicious Bisi bele bath is ready.

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Notes

1. Traditionally veggies are not added in Karnataka style bisi bele bath. But if you want, you can add carrot, beans, frozen peas or potato.
2. You can add veggies after the onions are suated well.
3. Bisi bele bath pairs well with Urulai roast.
  • Add the rice and toor dal in a vessel.
  • Wash it well and add 3 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook for 4-5  whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released, take out and mash the rice well and keep it aside.
  • Soak a lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Take 2 cups of tamarind extract and keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottmed vessel | pan, add the sesame oil and when it is hot add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard splutters add the peanuts and saute till it gets nicely roasted.
  • Add the sliced small onions and saute till translucent. You can little salt while cooking the onions.
  • Now add the tamarind water.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and bisi bele bath powder to this.
  • I added 2.5 tblsp of the powder and felt I could have added more. So add 3 tbsp of bisi bele bath powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Let this boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Now add the cooked and mashed rice.
  • Mix well, if needed add ½ cup of boiling water to adjust the consistency.
  • Roast cashew nuts in 2 tbsp of ghee and add this on the top.
  • Serve hot with potato fry, veg raita or simple fried papad.
  • Delicious Bisi bele bath is ready.

Notes:

  1. Traditionally veggies are not added in Karnataka style bisi bele bath. But if you want, you can add carrot, beans, frozen peas or potato.
  2. You can add veggies after the onions are suated well.
  3. Bisi bele bath pairs well with Urulai roast.

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