Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Bisi Bele Bhat
Rice -2 cups
Mixed vegetables-2 cups
(beans, carrots, bell pepper, ridge gourd, turnip, peas, wintermelon, Avarekai)
Tamarind juice-1 1/2 tbsp.
Jaggery- 1 small piece
Ghee or butter-2 tbsp
Coriander leaves-1 tbsp. chopped
Salt to taste
Bengal gram-1 tbsp.
Black gram-1 tbsp.
Coriander seeds-1 tbsp.
Poppy seeds (gasagase)-1 tbsp.
Grated copra -1/2 cup
Dried red chillies-8-10
Nutmeg-a small piece
Mustard seeds-2 tsp
Heat ghee in a pan, Roast each of the masala ingredients until golden brown.Keep it aside until it cools.Add dry coconut and grind to a smooth paste with water. Set aside.
Wash Toovar dal and put it in a thick sauce pan with water, a tsp of oil and turmeric and cook.After the dal is cooked add onions, vegetables and allow it to cook. Add rice after the vegetables are half cooked.
Stir frequently...add water if required. After the rice is almost cooked add the ground paste, tomato, tamarind juice, salt, jaggery, curry leaves. Mix well while you keep stirring.Allow it to boil.Add the seasoning.(Be generous on oil for seasoning)
Simmer for 10-15 mins.Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Raita,Applams,Sandige,Balaka Chillies,Potato Chips....Enjoy
2) You can make Rice(with less water) and Dal(not too soft) seperately in the cooker and mix with the boiled vegetables and later add Tamarind juice,jaggery,Sambar powder and coconut mixture,salt.Finally add seasoning.Mix well and let it boil for 10mins.