Sep 9, 2015

Bisi Bele Bath

From the central state of India Madhya Pradesh Today I am landing in to a southern state Karnataka. One of the oldest surviving cuisine with lot's of different flavors and wide variety of vegetarian recipes. One of my favorite cuisine, I adopted some flavors from this wonderful cuisine in to my daily cooking. Even some recipes became regular in my every day cooking, some recipes are favorites at home. Like soppina saru, ragi mudde saru, sabsige soppina rotti, akkirotti many more like this. Specially Bisi bele bath, chitranna and vangi bath will be in my weekly menu. Some how I didn't post bisi bele bath recipe till date. So thought this is the right time to post my family favorite recipe. 
                                               For today post I made a mini thali with Bisi bele bath,Shevige payasa, Mosaranna, Uddinavada, sandige.
 photo kmt.jpg Sevige payasa  ----  Vermicelli Kheer (payasam)
Mosranna  ---  Curd rice
Uddinavada  ---  Uzlundu vada/ Garelu
Sandige  ---  Rice crackers (home made)
That Pickle is Lemon and bittergourd pickle(recipe will be coming soon)
So let's check the Bisi bele bath recipe...
 Rice --- 1 cup
Tour dal --  1 cup
Tomato   ---  1 finely chopped
Mixed vegetables  ---  1 cup like carrot, beans, green peas, potatoes, eggplant, pumpkin
Jaggery   ----  1 tab sp grated
Bisi bele bath powder  -- - 1/4 cup
Ghee   ---- 1 tab sp
Ground nuts  --  1 tab sp
Cashew nuts  ---  6Mustard seeds  --- 1/2 tea sp
Asafoetida ---  a pinch
curry leaves  --- 1 spring
Coriander leaves  --- 2 tab sp finely chopped
Turmeric powder  --- 1/4 tea sp
Salt to tasteGhee  ---- 2 tab sp
Tamarind --- golf ball size (Check my how to make tamarind paste post)
 photo bb.jpg METHOD:---
1. Wash add 2 cups of water ot dal and pressure cook for 4 whistles switch off the heat and set a side to cool.
2. Now cut all the vegetables carrots in to rounds and other vegetables in to one inch pieces, add peas, a pinch of turmeric powder 1/4 tea sp salt, add 1 cup water and boil till vegetables are tender.
3. Wash rice and add 2 and half cups of water and cook for three whistles, switch off the heat and set a side.
4. Soak tamarind in enough warm water and squeeze the tamarind juice with one cup water. 
5. In a pan take chopped tomatoes with tamarind water add 1/4 tea sp salt and cook till tomatoes are soft then add grated jaggery bring to full boil.
6. Now add bisi bele bath powder, boiled vegetables and cooked dal keep the flame low and cook for 5 to 7 minutes till the flavors are blend well together.
7. Add cooked rice to this vegetable mixture mix well keep cooking in a low heat mix in between to ensure that there are no lumps.
8. Add enough water to make semi solid, keep the flame very slow cook for 15 minutes.
9. By the time heat ghee in a pan add mustard seeds and let then crackle then add asafoetida, groundnuts, cashewnuts fry till golden then add curry leaves and add this tempering to Bisi bele bath.
Mix well and serve hot with pappad, chips or any thing you like
Note: I used home made Bisi bele bath powder which the recipe is coming soon you can use MTR Bisi bele bath powder also.

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cookingwithsapana said...

Love bisi bele bhath to the core.Looks yummy topped with cashews.Looking forward to see the recipe of that pickle.

Kalyani said...

That thali is sooooo comforting and inviting ... Reminds me of bangalore ... Although I do make bisi bele regularly at home at most of the other items, it's special when someone else makes it with so much love :)))

Usha said...

I made this last year for Indian food odyssey. Very flavorful rice and a hearty one pot meal. Yumm!

Srividhya said...

my favorite togo rice. Very nice

vaishali sabnani said...

Yummy Bise Bele Bhat ! The whole platter looks amazing .

Priya Suresh said...

Bisi Bele Bhat, never get bored of this rice.. If u serve me with those crispy vadas, i can have this one pot meal even everyday.

Harini R said...

One of my all time fav combos, BBB and daddhojanam with papads and vadiyams - Heavenly!

Srivalli said...

Your entire spread looks so inviting and good Padma..would love to enjoy all sometime!

Sandhiya said...

My fav combo..The spread looks yummy..

Pavani said...

Wow, what an inviting plate of Karnataka food Padma. Would love to finish that plate :-)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Your mini thali looks so inviting Padma. Bisi bele bath is my favourite form Karnataka cuisine..

Suma Gandlur said...

Mini Karnataka thali is tempting me as I am partial to it. :)

Chef Mireille said...

Whole platter looks amazing