Bisi Bele Bhat

Spicy rice dish prepared with rice & dal using Bisi Bele Bhat powder

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

One of the most famous South Indian dish which most of the North Indians love to eat.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 1/2 cup Rice
    • 1 cup Toor dal
    • 1/2 cup Thick Tamarind pulp
    • 100 gms Diced Vegetables (Carrot, potato, beans, peas, Onion,etc)
    • A pinch of Hing(asafoetida)
    • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
    • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
    • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
    • 1 sprig Curry leaves
    • 3 nos. Red Chillies
    • 4 tbsp Bisi Bele Bhat powder
    • Salt to taste
    • 6 Cups Water
    • 1 tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)


     1. Heat oil in a pan. Add Hing & Mustard seeds. When the seeds
         crackle, add Red Chillies & Curry leaves.
     2. Add Water to it. Add the Dal & bring to a boil.
     3. When the dal is slightly done, add Tamarind pulp, Turmeric
         powder, Bisi bele Bhat powder, Salt & Vegetables.
     4. When the Dal & Vegetables are half done, add washed Rice &
         mix well.
     5. Stir the ingredients every other minute as it sticks to the
         bottom untill it is removed from the fire.
     6. The mixture begins to thicken when the Rice is cooking. Add
         little by little extra hot water until the rice is completely
         cooked & it is semi-liquid cosistency. 
     7. Remove from the fire. Add Ghee to it & cover with a lid for 
        10 mins.
     8. Serve hot with Raita or potato chips.


    sushma kasa

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    sunita bhadang

    i like your bisi bele bhat is very easy to confusion at all it is so simple. this is my favourite recipe. Thanks.