Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bise Bele Bath

Today’s recipe is bise bele bath, its origin is Karnataka. A healthy food, I would say all in one, rice, dal and vegetables a full meal in one recipe. Vegetables is your choice it will completely mash, kids might not able to find it’s a good way to add vegetables.


½ cup
Toor dal
¼ cup
1 small
½ cup
Radish chopped
¼ cup
1 medium size
Egg plant
½ cup
½ cup
Bay leaves
Green chili
1 Tbsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Tamarind Paste
1 tsp
For Masala powder:
Split channa dal
½ Tbsp
Urad dal
½ Tbsp
Dry red chili
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Coriander seeds
½ Tbsp



  1. In a pan heat 2 tablespoon of oil, sauté bay leaves and onion for 2 minutes, next add all vegetables and sauté until soft.
  2. Pressure cook, these vegetables, tomatoes and toor dal with 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.
  3. Pressure cook, ½ cup rice with 2 cups of water. Meanwhile dry roast all the ingredients for masala powder and grind to fine powder.
  4. Once pressure is released, mash the dal mixture and add to rice. In this stage add tamarind pure, turmeric powder, salt and masala powder (keep 1 Tbsp and add the rest).
  5. Keep stiring often, cook until raw smell of tamarind leaves (It takes approximately 5 minutes), add coriander leaves and ghee turn off the stove and serve with potato chips, papad etc.
  • Check for salt and masala powder if you feel you need more add the 1 Tbsp. I used full.
  • Consistency should be very loose as time goes it use to thicken.


Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Nice and delicious one pot meal!

Priya said...

Droolworthy and very comforting food, love this BBB very much.

Padmajha PJ said...

My fav too.Had this for lunch yesterday.Now want to have some more....

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

yummy and all time fav:)

Priya R said...

my fav one pot meal :) loving your version

Kalyani said...

Bisibele bhath is welcome anytime. Welcome to BM, Manju !

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Suma Gandlur said...

A nutritious one pot meal.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Nutritious n easy to make. This masala is a lil different from what I make.

Chef Mireille said...

perfect one pot meal

rekhas kitchen said...

Delicious one pot meal and colorfull arrangement
welcom to the BM group Manju

Saras said...

Comforting one pot meal and healthy too..

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Pavani said...

One of our favorite too. Yummy one pot meal.

Gayathri Kumar said...

My all time fav one pot meal. Love the presentation..

Preeti Garg said...

Great Recipe....look fabulous and perfectly done