Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bisi Bele Bhat





Ingredients:
Rice -2 cups
ToorDal-2 cups
Mixed vegetables-2 cups
(beans, carrots, bell pepper, ridge gourd, turnip, peas, wintermelon, Avarekai)
Onion chopped-1(optional)
Tomato Chopped-1
Tamarind juice-1 1/2 tbsp.
Jaggery- 1 small piece
Curry leaves-6-8
Ghee or butter-2 tbsp
Coriander leaves-1 tbsp. chopped
Salt to taste

For Masala:
Ghee-1 tsp.
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
Cloves-3 nos
Nutmeg-a small piece
Cinnamon stick-1

For seasoning
Peanut Oil-250gms
Mustard seeds-2 tsp
Red chillies-4-5
Turmeric-1 tsp
Hing-A pinch
Cashew nuts-8-10


Method:

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.

10 comments:

Cham said...

Hum Bise bele bhat is our family favorite :) I have tried many many versions and ended with one ... I have one already posted too....

Dhivya said...

love bisibele bath...yried once but didnt came out well....will try this one and let u know:)

Divya Vikram said...

this is my fav..nice one..

SMN said...

this is my fav

Sia said...

ahhhhh.. classic kannadiga dish. i can never get tired of eating them. it tastes better the next day, isn't it?

ranji said...

i love this dish..its one of my fav...urs look delicious....

Vaishali said...

Bisi Bele Bhat is an old favorite of mine. Yours looks delicious, Rupa.

Uma said...

BBB looks simply superb, Rupa! Yummy!

Pooja said...

What I once tried in some south Indian restaurant here was looking same as yours , wonderful job :) .pics are nice too .

Rupa said...

Thankyou ladies.Really appreciate

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