Bisi Bele Bhath Recipe

Bisi Bele Bhath Recipe
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A classic dish from the state of Karnataka made to a combination of rice, tur dal and assorted vegetables, the scent of this piquant dish allures takers at all parts of the day.
Bisi Bele Bhath Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 6.1 / 10 (73 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 100 gms Rice
  • 75 gms Tuar Dal (Arhar Dal)
  • ½ cup Frozen Carrots
  • ½ cup Frozen Beans
  • ½ cup Frozen Potatoes
  • ½ cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • A little pulp of Tamarind (Imli)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • ½ cup Coconut (desiccated)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 Onions (sliced)
  • Salt to taste

  • 6 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds (Dhania)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 3 Dry Red Chilies
  • 1 tsp Aniseed/Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • 1" stick Cinnamon (Dalchini)
  • 4 pods Cardamom (Elaichi)
  • 6 Cloves (Laung)
  • 8 Peppercorns (Kali Mirchi)
How to make Bisi Bele Bhath:
  • Wash rice and dal separately, and soak them for 10 minutes.
  • Put the dal on heat till half cooked.
  • Soak the tamarind pulp and keep it aside.
  • Roast all the spices. Mix them with coconut, turmeric powder, ginger and garlic paste.
  • Now grind the mixture into a thick paste using a little water. Keep this masala aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it.
  • When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add the sliced onions and fry till soft.
  • Add tamarind juice and 1 cup of water to the onions. Let the water boil.
  • Now add the rice, frozen vegetables, tomatoes, half-cooked tuar daal, masala and salt to the boiling water. Cook it on a low flame till done.
  • Garnish Bisi Bele Bhath with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with a dash of pure ghee.