Bisi Bele Bath Recipe with Homemade Masala

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Bisi Bele Bath Recipe | Bisibelabath Recipe | Bisibele Bhath or Bisibele Rice with detailed photo and video recipe. a bowl of traditional, flavourful rice and lentil-based dish from Karnataka or Kannada cuisine. it is basically an extended version of the masala khichdi recipe with additional flavoured spices and vegetables. it is often confused with another south Indian cuisine recipe i.e sambar rice or sambar sadam but both are completely different recipes.
bisibelabath recipeBisi Bele Bath Recipe | Bisibelabath Recipe | Bisibele Bhath or Bisibele Rice with step-by-step photo and video recipe. the word bisi bēle bhāt literally means hot lentil rice mixture in the Kannada language. it is perhaps one of the most common rice-based lunch box recipes prepared in almost every household in South India. generally, it is either prepared for breakfast or lunch or even a tiffin box, but it can also be prepared for dinner with a choice of vegetable raita.


Well, to be honest, I am a huge fan of this traditional rice recipe. basically, it is one of the frequent weekend breakfast recipes at my home. in fact, it is one of the popular dishes prepared and relished both in my family and my husband’s family. my mother in law prepares it in a unique way using a pressure cooker by mixing both rice and lentil in a single pot. but I have another way of preparing it. basically, I prepare the spice powder or bisibelabath masala in advance and add it accordingly when I prepare bisi bele bath recipe. also, I cook the rice and lentil in a pressure cooker and then mix it with veggies and spice powder followed by simmering till it cooks perfectly. it may take a little longer time this way, but certainly gives you more control over the spice and salt.

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Furthermore, some important variations, tips and serving ideas for a perfect authentic bisi bele bath recipe. firstly, the choice of veggies is completely open-ended and can be varied with drumsticks, radish, peas, capsicum, gobi, broccoli and even cucumber. having said that do not overdo by adding more veggies and maintain the balance between rice and veggies. secondly, if you are in a hurry you can pressure cook the rice and toor dal, with vegetables in a single go instead of cooking them separately. however, I would recommend following the stovetop method and falling back to the pressure cooker method once you are comfortable with spice and salt levels. lastly, serve bisibele rice with fresh spicy boondi pearls topped on it for your early morning breakfast or lunch or dinner. you may also use khara mixture or Bombay mixture as an alternative to khara boondi.

Finally, I would request you to check my other Simple Rice Recipes Collection with this recipe post for bisi bele bath recipe. it includes recipes like masale bhat, fried rice, vangi bhat, puliyogare, veg pulao in cooker, schezwan fried rice, dal khichdi, corn pulao and lemon rice recipe. In addition, I would request you to check my other similar recipes collection from my blog like,

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Bisi Bele Bath Recipe | Bisibelabath Rice with Homemade Masala Powder

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Easy Bisi Bele Bath Recipe | Bisibelabath Rice with Homemade Masala Powder
5 from 34 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 553 kcal


Ingredients 

bisi bele bath masala powder:

  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • ¼ cup chana dal
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp methi
  • 2 tbsp sesame
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 6 pods cardamom
  • 2 inch cinnamon
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 20 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • ¼ cup dry coconut
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp hing

for pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup toor dal (soaked 20 minutes)
  • ½ cup rice
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3 cup water

for bisi bele bath:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • pinch hing
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ onion (cubed)
  • 1 carrot (chopped)
  • 1 potato (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp peas
  • 5 beans (chopped)
  • ½ tomato (chopped)
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ cup tamarind extract
  • 3 tbsp bisi bele bath masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 cup water

for tempering

  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp cashew


Instructions 

how to make bisi bele bath masala powder:

  • firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan take ¼ cup coriander seeds, ¼ cup chana dal, 2 tbsp urad dal, 2 tbsp cumin, ½ tsp methi, 2 tbsp sesame and 2 tbsp poppy seeds.
  • roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • also add ½ tsp pepper, 6 pods cardamom, 2 inch cinnamon, 5 cloves.
  • roast on low flame without burning the spices.
  • transfer to the plate to cool completely.
  • in the pan heat 1 tsp oil and add 20 dried red chilli, few curry leaves and ¼ cup dry coconut.
  • roast on low flame until the chilli turns crisp.
  • transfer to the same plate and allow to cool completely.
  • once the roasted spices are cooled completely, transfer to the mixer jar.
  • add ½ tsp turmeric and ¼ tsp hing.
  • blend to a fine powder and homemade bisi bele bath masala powder is ready.

how to make Karnataka style bisibele bath:

  • firstly, in a pressure cooker take ½ cup toor dal, ½ cup rice, ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp oil.
  • add 3 cup of water and pressure cook for 5 whistles. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 2 dried red chilli, pinch hing, 2 tbsp peanuts and few curry leaves.
  • add ½ onion and saute slightly.
  • now add 1 carrot, 1 potato, 2 tbsp peas, 5 beans, ½ tomato, ½ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp salt.
  • saute for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables soften slightly.
  • now add 3 cup water and boil for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked well.
  • further, add ½ cup tamarind extract and boil well.
  • add 3 tbsp bisi bele bath masala, 1 tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp salt.
  • saute until the spices are well cooked.
  • add cooked rice-dal, 1 tsp salt, 2 cup water and mix well adjusting the consistency.
  • cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the flavours are absorbed well.
  • now pour the fried cashew and mix well. i have fried 2 tbsp cashew in 2 tsp ghee until the cashew turn crunchy.
  • finally, enjoy bisi bele bath recipe with boondi and raita.

Nutrition

Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 16gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 678mgPotassium: 472mgFiber: 15gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3088IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 262mgIron: 7mg

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How to make bisibelabath with step by step photo:

How to make bisi bele bath masala powder:

  1. firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan take ¼ cup coriander seeds, ¼ cup chana dal, 2 tbsp urad dal, 2 tbsp cumin, ½ tsp methi, 2 tbsp sesame and 2 tbsp poppy seeds.
  2. roast on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  3. also add ½ tsp pepper, 6 pods cardamom, 2 inch cinnamon, 5 cloves.
  4. roast on low flame without burning the spices.
  5. transfer to the plate to cool completely.
  6. in the pan heat 1 tsp oil and add 20 dried red chilli, few curry leaves and ¼ cup dry coconut.
  7. roast on low flame until the chilli turns crisp.

  8. transfer to the same plate and allow to cool completely.
  9. once the roasted spices are cooled completely, transfer to the mixer jar.
  10. add ½ tsp turmeric and ¼ tsp hing.
  11. blend to a fine powder and homemade bisi bele bath masala powder is ready.

How to make Karnataka-style bisibele bath:

  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker take ½ cup toor dal, ½ cup rice, ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp oil.
  2. add 3 cup of water and pressure cook for 5 whistles. keep aside.
  3. in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 2 dried red chilli, pinch hing, 2 tbsp peanuts and few curry leaves.
  4. add ½ onion and saute slightly.
  5. now add 1 carrot, 1 potato, 2 tbsp peas, 5 beans, ½ tomato, ½ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp salt.
  6. saute for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables soften slightly.
  7. now add 3 cup water and boil for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked well.
  8. further, add ½ cup tamarind extract and boil well.
  9. add 3 tbsp bisi bele bath masala, 1 tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp salt.
  10. saute until the spices are well cooked.
  11. add cooked rice-dal, 1 tsp salt, 2 cup water and mix well adjusting the consistency.
  12. cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the flavours are absorbed well.
  13. now pour the fried cashew and mix well. i have fried 2 tbsp cashew in 2 tsp ghee until the cashew turn crunchy.
  14. finally, enjoy bisi bele bath recipe with boondi and raita.
    bisi bele bath recipe

Notes:

  • Firstly, you can prepare the spice mix in large quantities and store it in an airtight container.
  • Also, add vegetables of your choice to make the bath nutritious.
  • Additionally, you can adjust the spice depending on your preference.
  • Finally, bisi bele bath recipe thickens once cooled, so adjust the consistency before serving.
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20 COMMENTS

  1. That was yummy..!! Thanks a million for a wonderful recipe..
    Had one query.. I felt the fragrance of the masalaa was a bit high though I measured all ingredients correctly. Is the dish supposed to this fragrance-some? I have not tasted an authentic bisi bele bath and hence the doubt.

  2. Thank you for sharing the recipe! In my blender i have to add water, is it ok to grind it with water?Please let me know!

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