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.

  • By: Jai 1 year ago
    This dish is so amazing. It can be made so easily and has a wonderful taste.
  • By: Anonymous 3 years 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.
  • By: Jayata 1 year ago
    I made this for last night's party. All the dishes I prepared were south indian. All the guests liked bisi bele the most. This recipe really helped me alot.
  • By: Jeevika 1 year ago
    Yummmy..! This is really nice.
  • By: Smriti 1 year ago
    Great party dish. So easy recipe.
  • By: Shivika 1 year ago
    Awesome combination of the ingredients. Turned out as a yummy dish.