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Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi bele bath

This is one of my goto recipe which I have learnt by referring a lot of recipes on internet. Those pictures from different restaurants in Bangalore always tempted me and I decided to learn it. I prepared it in number of ways and finally settled with this pressure cooker method. As the name suggests it tastes best when it is hot. If you are planning to use it for the next course of meal, do add little water and cook for a while before serving.

Ingredients required-

  1. Oil- about 5tsp
  2. Jeera – 1/2tsp
  3. Mustard-1/2 tsp
  4. Red chilly- 1
  5. Ginger- small piece
  6. Garlic- 5-6pods
  7. Chana dal – 1tsp
  8. Curry leaves – 2strands
  9. Sona masuri rice – 1 cup
  10. Toor dal – 1/2 cup
  11. Tamarind- gooseberry sized
  12. Jaggery- lemon sized piece
  13. Onion – 1
  14. Tomato-1
  15. Beans – 5-6
  16. Carrot – 1 small
  17. Green peas – about 1/4 cup
  18. Bisi bele bath powder – about 6-7tsp
  19. Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  20. Chilly powder – 2 tsp(as per spice level required)
  21. Salt to taste
  22. Coriander leaves
  23. Ghee -1tsp

Method of preparation-

  • First wash and soak the toor dal for about 30min. This will help in faster cooking.
  • Also soak tamarind hot water for 10min
  • Finely chop the ginger and garlic. Cut onion, tomato, beans and carrots into medium size pieces.
  • Take the pressure cooker and add the oil.
  • Once heated add jeera, mustard. Once spluttered add chana dal, ginger, garlic and fry them all well.
  • Next add red chilly cut into pieces, curry leaves and mix.
  • Then add onion and fry for 2min. Next add tomatoes and mix well
  • After that beans, carrots and green peas or any other vegetable of choice can be added.
  • Now add tamarind extract and jaggery.
  • Then add washed rice and toor dal. Mix.
  • To this add bisi bele bath powder, salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder.
  • Add water little more than immersing the mixture. More water helps in giving watery consistency as there is dal added.
  • Mix everything very well and pressure cook for 2 whistle. Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Now open the cooker and add little water. Gently mash the mixture and cook for about 5min on low flame. This helps in making the mixture thick and watery.
  • Add the chopped coriander leaves and 1tsp ghee.

Note :

  • If using dry green peas, soak it over night and cook for 10min before adding to the cooker.
  • Serve it with boondi or potato chips.