Bisi Bele Bhat spice mix

Spicy powder made from different dals

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Prepare this ahead for making bisibele bhat anytime. Very famous South Indian dish of dal & rice.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 10 Red Chillies
    • 2 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
    • 1 tsp Methi (Fenugreek seeds)
    • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
    • 4 tsp Dhaniya (Coriander seeds)
    • 4 cloves
    • 2 pieces Cinammon
    • 3 tsp Urad dal
    • 3 tsp Channa dal
    • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns
    • ½ cup Dry Coconut gratings
    • Vegetable Oil for roasting


    1. Roast all of the above ingredients one by one in 1 tsp of Oil.
    2. Allow it to cool completely.
    3. Mix all the ingredients together & make a coarse powder.
    4. Store in an air tight container.



    do u have recipe of SAMBHAR MASALA MIX too? if yes can u please post it

    Soujanya Hariprasad

    Thanks for ur comments but i dont understd why u ppl r giving suggestions of adding vegetables to it. This is not Bisibele bath dish but only the Spice mix(powder).

    soumya kamath

    Add more tomatoes with other vegetables while mixing bisibelle bath powder with rice and toordal. "bisi" means hot in south indian language.So while cold it doesn't taste good. To improve its taste decorate it with lot of potato wafers or (swallow fried pova for diet conscious people)


    a little jakai and khus khus added will better the taste.add khu khus to the wok after putting of fire and jakai before frying. season the end product with pure ghee+mustard+chopped capsicum+chopped onions+curry leaves. u will prepare this dish again and again


    Superb taste & u add vegetables to it, its really good.