Bisi Bele Bhaat Recipe

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Bisi Bele Bhaat
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Bisi bele bhaat is a traditional dish from Karnataka made with rice, lentils, vegetables and coconut. It is similar to a khichdi.

Ingredients of Bisi Bele Bhaat

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup toor dal
  • 1 1/2 chopped vegetables
  • 4 Tbsp chana dal
  • 2 Tbsp urad dal
  • 2 tsp jeera
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 red chillies
  • 1 tsp couscous
  • 2 Tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tamarind
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Bisi Bele Bhaat

1.Cook the rice and toor dal and keep it aside.
2.Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the tamarind water.
3.Boil the vegetables.
4.In a pan heat oil and add chana dal, urad dal, jeera, fenugreek, pepper, red chilli. Fry until dal turns light brown.
5.Fry couscous and curry leaves. Grind the fried ingredients with coconut.
6.Boil the tamarind water for 1 to 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder, salt and jaggery to it.
7.Add vegetables and allow it to boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
8.Add the grounded mixture. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
9.Add toor dal followed by rice and cook for 2 minutes.
10.Heat oil in a pan and fry groundnut, channa dal, urad dal and mustard.
11.Add the fired ingredients to the bisi belebath.
12.Garnish with boondhi and coriander leaves. Serve hot.
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  • By: Anonymous 1 year ago
    Don't EVER make 'Bisi Bele Huli anna' (not Bhaat), with tomatoes (as a substitute for Tamarind extract to give the slight tangy taste), it is not authentic.