Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

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Bisi Bele Bhaat, a traditional spicy rice dish from Karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to this One Dish Meal.
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Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat recipe - How to make Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Paste
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/4 cup grated coconut
5 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds

Other Ingredients
2 tsp coconut oil
5 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 cup chopped potatoes
1/2 cup chopped capsicum
1/4 cup chopped french beans
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu)
1/4 cup shallots (madras onions)
1/2 cup drumstick pieces
1 cup rice (chawal) , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
1/4 cup raw peanuts
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
salt to taste
3 tbsp ghee

For the paste

    For the paste
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add all the ingredients and sauté on a slow flame for 4 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ½ cup of water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the curry leaves, all the vegetables, rice, toovar dal, peanuts and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tamarind pulp, salt, prepared paste and 4 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Add the ghee and mix well.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 17 Feb 19 11:47 PM

Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 25 Jun 16 09:56 PM

Made this one pot meal and it was delectable to say the least The healthier twist in the tale was the use of brown rice which was pre soaked n half cooked brown rice prior to the pressure cooking ....Thanku for such awesome recipes
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 08 Jun 16 12:33 PM

Nutritious and wholesome meal. Thanks!
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka- Bise- Bele Bhat
 on 11 Mar 16 03:17 PM

Bisi Bele Bhaat is a complete meal by itself. Loved the coconut based paste, mixed vegetables cooked in a rice and dal mixture.
Bisi Bele Bhaat ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 27 Aug 15 03:35 PM

A very important ingredient - Jaggery was omitted from the recipe.
Tarla Dalal
27 Aug 15 04:18 PM
   As this recipe is a spicy rice, we have not added, if you wish you can add 1 tsp of jaggery to the bhath. Happy cooking!!