Bisi Bele Baath

Recipe by Usha of

This dish is very popular in karnataka and it means hot dhal and rice

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    1 1/2cups rice 1 cup toor daal Mixed vegetables[100gms each cut in cubes] Potatoes,carrots,pearl onions,beans,squash[green] thick Tamarind pulp 1 tbsp Sambaar powder 1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder salt to taste (GRIND) 1 tsp Sesame seeds 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp Cumin seeds 1 tsp Dhania few black pepper fresh coconut-less than half a shell. dry red chillies


    1)Pressure cook daal and keep aside. 2) After grinding take a thick bottomed vessel and add ghee (generously) and fry the paste nicely until you get a good aroma, but keep stirring. Then add the mixed vegetables, tamarind pulp, dry ingredients (sambaar powder,chilli and turmeric powder,salt) 3) Now add the washed rice, the cooked daal and also add the required amount of water for cooking (for this quantity 5-6 cups of water should be sufficient) 4) After the baath has been cooked (it should be in a semi solid consisitency, so if more water is required go ahead and add it) remove it from heat and serve hot with pappads.


    Vaishnavi Rao

    very nice dish. The dish is very tasty.


    while preparing the sambnar powder for bisebelebath 2tsp of uraddalor chanadal, 2 sticks of cinamon and a pinch of nutmeg and hing should be used along with the other ingredints for added flavour.