Bisi Bele Bath | Karnataka style Bisi bele bath recipe with step by step photos with description and also the video of the recipe. Bisi bele bath is one of the traditional recipe from karnataka cuisine. A lentil-rice-vegetables with the special masala of Bisi bele bath.
Bisi Bele Bath is prepared in many ways. Some people cook rice and lentil separately, then they add vegetables and bisi bele bath masala followed by simmering till the veggies are properly cooked and well mixed with rice and lentils. But I do in a slightly different way, I cook the rice and lentils together in pressure cooker in one bowl, and vegetables in another bowl. Once they are well cooked means four or five whistles are must. So that lentils will be cooked and soft, and they will get easily mixed with rice.
This healthy and comfort food can be eaten anytime in the day either for breakfast or lunch or for dinner along with khara boondi or papad or potato chips.
Bisi Bele Bath is often confused with most popular South Indian dish called sambar rice or sambar sadam. But Bisi bele bath is completely different from sambar rice.
This healthy and delicious meal of Bisi bele bath is so popular and it must be available in many of the restaurants in Karnataka. MTR chain restaurants have it in their menu always. If you haven’t tried then do try it. It’s very tasty.
I ususally prepare bisi bele bath masala and keep in air tight container but this time I thought of trying MTR bisi bele bath masala. You can easily get bisi bele bath masala in any of the supermarket and store it. Bisi bele bath masala gives authentic flavour to the dish and also the tempering at the end.
Finally I would recommend few other recipes from karnataka cuisine in my blog are:
HOW TO MAKE BISI BELE BATH RECIPE VIDEO:
RECIPE CARD FOR KARNATAKA STYLE BISI BELE BATH RECIPE:
Bisi Bele Bath | How to make Bisi bele bath | Karnataka style Bisi bele bath recipe
- 2 cup Rice
- 1 cup Toor dal
- 5-6 cup Water
- Salt as required
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 2 tsp MTR Bisi bele bath powder
- 1 Tomato
- 1/2 Capsicum
- 2 Carrot
- 1 Onion
- 2 tbsp Oil (or you can use ghee)
- 5-6 Cashews
- 7-8 Curry leaves
- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- Take rice and toor dal in pressure cooker container.
- Wash them well for 3 to 4 times.
- Wash the veggies of your choice and chop them.
- Put the chopped veggies into the other container.
- Put the required water in both containers.
- Cook in pressure cooker till 4 to 5 whistles.
- Let the pressure settles down on its own.
- Then put the cooked rice, lentils and vegetables into a pan.
- Boil for 10 minutes, add required salt and MTR bisi bele bath powder.
- Prepare the tempering and put it.
- Simmer for another 5 mins, make sure everything is well mixed.
- Bisi bele bath is ready to serve.
- Serve hot along with khara boondi or papad or raita.
BISI BELE BATH RECIPE WITH STEP BY STEP PHOTOS:Washed rice and toor dal
Tips & Variations:
You can add your choice of veggies like knol khol, beans, broccoli, carrot, green peas, drumsticks, capsicum, tomato.
Variation of vegetables may give slightly different taste.
Adjust the amount of bisi bele bath powder as per your taste.
You can cook rice and lentil separately in a separate containers.
Here I have not put the tamarind extract because I have put tomato. Otherwise you need to add tamarind extract while simmering.
If you have three containers of pressure cooker then you can cook rice, lentil, and veggies in separately at a time to speed up the process. Otherwise you can cook rice and dal together in one container and veggies in another container as I did.
Bisi bele bath is best served with khara boondi, also it can be served along with potato chips or raita or papad as a one pot meal for breakfast | lunch| dinner.