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bisi bele bhat is a traditional spicy rice dish from Karnataka which is full of flavours.

The coconut based paste is the essence of this Karnataka style bisibele bhat. Coconut along with chana dal, urad dal, Kashmiri red chillies, cinnamon and coriander seeds is roasted in coconut oil and then blended to a paste. In some more oil, a whole lot of veggies along with rice and toovar dal are sautéed. They are cooked in tamarind pulp, salt and enough water for about 4 whistles. Once the pressure cooker cools down slightly, top the Bisi Bele with ghee and you are ready to serve.

Karnataka style bisibele bhat is 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

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Soaking Time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


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 For Bisi Bele Bhaat
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

Method
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.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy504 cal
Protein12.8 g
Carbohydrates61 g
Fiber6.7 g
Fat23.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium24.2 mg
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Tips for bisi bele bath

    Tips for bisi bele bath
  1. The rice has to be soaked for 30 minutes. So plan for it in advance. 
  2. For making the paste, use of Kashmiri chillies is a must. This helps to lend the perfect colour to the paste and rice both. 
  3. The tamarind pulp can be made in advance. Extra pulp can be stored refrigerated for upto 2 to 3 months. Remember to remove it from the freezer at least half an hour in advance. 
  4. Serve bisi bele bath immediately, else it might turn lumpy. 

For the paste of bisi bele bath

    For the paste of bisi bele bath
  1. For the paste of bisi bele bath recipe | Karnataka style bisibelebath | how to make bisibele bhath at home, heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Add all the ingredients one by one. First add 1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram).
  3. Add 1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils).
  4. Add 1/4 cup grated coconut.
  5. Add 5 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces.
  6. Add 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini).
  7. Add 2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds.
  8. Sauté on a slow flame for 4 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  9. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ½ cup of water. Keep aside.

How to make tamarind pulp for bisi bele bath

    How to make tamarind pulp for bisi bele bath
  1. To make tamarind pulp recipe | how to make imli pulp | how to make tamarind pulp at home | tamarind pulp for South Indian recipes, we need tamarind. This is how tamrind looks like. Check for the softness and freshness of tamarind by lightly pressing the packet. Do not buy tamarind that is too hard as it might not give enough pulp when soaked.
  2. Take 1/2 cup tamarind (imli) in a deep bowl. Tamarind is a good source of antioxidant polyphenols which exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. This can protect different organs of the body like heart, liver, skin etc. Tamarind is a rich source of vitamin Cfibrepotassiummagnesium and other nutrients necessary for good health.
  3. Add enough warm water to it. Here we have used 3/4 cup of water. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes. Add water depending on how thick or thin you want your tamarind pulp to be. 
  4. After 30 minutes, rub the tamarind well using your fingers till all the pulp has been extracted.
  5. Strain the imli pulp using a strainer in another deep bowl. The seeds and the tamarind mixture left behind in the strainer has to be discarded. 
  6. This is tamarind pulp for South Indian recipes after straining. 
  7. Use tamarind pulp made at home as required. Extra pulp can be stored refrigerated for upto 2 to 3 months. Remember to remove it from the freezer at least half an hour in advance. 
     

How to soak rice for bisi bele bath

    How to soak rice for bisi bele bath
  1. To soak rice for bisi bele bath, we need 1 cup rice (chawal) . Whether purchasing rice in bulk or in a packaged container, make sure that there is no evidence of moisture and dirt in the rice. The grains should look uniform in shape, size and colour.
  2. Wash the rice thoroughly under running water. 
  3. Soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
  4. Drain and keep aside.

For the bisi bele bath

    For the bisi bele bath
  1. For the bisi bele bath recipe | Karnataka style bisibelebath | how to make bisibele bhath at home, heat 2 tsp coconut oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 5 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta).
  3. Add all the vegetables one by one. First add 1/2 cup chopped potatoes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup chopped capsicum.
  5. Add 1/4 cup chopped french beans.
  6. Add 1/4 cup chopped carrot.
  7. Add 1/4 cup chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu).
  8. Add 1/4 cup shallots (madras onions).
  9. Add 1/2 cup drumstick pieces.
  10. Add the soaked and drained rice for bisi bele bath recipe | Karnataka style bisibelebath | how to make bisibele bhath at home.
  11. Add 1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal, soaked for 30 minutes and drained.
  12. Add 1/4 cup raw peanuts.
  13. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  14. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  15. Add 2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp. See above for recipe of tamarind pulp.
  16. Add salt to taste.
  17. Add prepared paste.
  18. Add 4 cups of hot water. Use of hot water reduces the cooking time. 
  19. Mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  20. Add 3 tbsp ghee and mix well.
  21. Serve bisi bele bath recipe | Karnataka style bisibelebath | how to make bisibele bhath at home immediately. 

Reviews

Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 17 Feb 19 11:47 PM
5

Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 25 Jun 16 09:56 PM
5

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
5

Nutritious and wholesome meal. Thanks!
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka- Bise- Bele Bhat
 on 11 Mar 16 03:17 PM
5

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
3

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!!