Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bisi Bele Bath

Who will says 'no' to Bisi bele bath shortly i called it as BBB, love BBB with chips, one of my comforting food..As i do quite often these sort of one pot meal,everyone love especially this BBB anytime, after trying out BBB with bulgur,wheat rava,here comes my usual BBB with rice,veggies and toordal...Of course a healthy food to enjoy either for lunch or for dinner and its completely wholesome and hearty with rice, dals along with plenty of veggies, they tastes absolutely divine when they are served with a dollop of ghee,you can completely skip the ghee if you are a healthnut...I can have this yummy BBB even everyday...My teddies loves this filling yummy BBB with chips,spicy potato fries or either with papads, especially my lil one love to enjoy this BBB with potato fries and he never says no to this wonderful one pot meal..


2cups Rice
1/2cup Toor dal
2cups Mixed diced veggies (carrot,beans,peas,zucchini,potato,chow chow,brinjal)
1/2cup Tamarind extract
2nos Bay leaves

2nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1no Onion (chopped finely)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
Few chopped coriander leaves

Bisi Bele Bath Spice Powder:
2tsp Channadal
1tsp Urad dal
2no Cinnamon stick (small pieces)
3nos Cloves
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1/2tsp Poppy seeds
1no Cardamom
2tbsp Coriander seeds
5nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
3tbsp Dessicated coconut

Heat few drops of oil, fry all the ingredients given under the list for the spice powder,one by one until a nice aroma comes out,cool and grind as fine powder..

Wash the rice and dal together and keep aside...Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker,add the bayleaves,dry red chillies, curry leaves,fry them... now add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,cook until the onions turns transculent and tomatoes turns mushy,immediately add the veggies,salt and sauté for few add the tamarind extract,bisi bele bath spice powder, a cup of water, cook everything for few minutes..

Stir in the washed rice and dal to the cooking veggies,finally add 5 cups of water,close the pressure cooker and cook for upto 3 whistles,add the chopped coriander leaves to the BBB,give a stir..Bisi bele bath should be watery,but  once cooled they will turn as thick paste..

Enjoy  BBB with chips,potato fries or papads..

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  1. Wowwww.... bisi bele bath looks soo tempting and perfect.. love the click dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  2. One of my fav ...yours looks so gud ...I like with chips too :)

  3. Just had lunch n this platter makes me craving....looks delicious,love BBB

  4. Hmm.. Love ur BBB.. Perfect with potato fry :)

  5. Nice! It looks like a risotto :-)!


  6. Hi Priya
    Thanks for visiting my place and giving lovely comments.
    Bisi Bele Bath is new for me. I liked the way you have prepared. love the flavors! will definitely try!

  7. BBB looks yummy! One of my favourites too.. though ive never ventured far enough to make it at home as it is easily available in all the shops here in Bangalore.. after seeing this, I feel like giving it a try :)

  8. sounds perfect the flavors in this..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  9. My fav!!! One should add homemade masala like this to get the best flavor...I hate those packaged powders!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. BBB is it a speciality of bengal...nice healthy one pot eal

  11. That's an interesting name. It looks delish too.

  12. my mum used to make this...i love it..thanks for the recipe

  13. We usually sprinkle kaara boondhi on top and relish it. BBB looks so appetizing..

  14. My fav recipe.,,looks more inviting...your bisi bela masala recipe is interesting will try this way soon...I too have this recipe in my draft :)

  15. That's such a nice bowl of nutrition Priya.I have seen this in Sanjeev Kapoor show.Didn't try so far.would love to..(tried to post a comment from morning till now.was not,it seems is goin horrible sometimes)

  16. Love it! I don't add fennel seeds and poppy seeds in the spices and each family has a different variation in the usage of spices, right?

  17. Delicious comfort food,looks so tempting.

  18. ooh yum !!! had it yesterday only prepared by a friend's mom :)

  19. What a delightful name! And it looks really nice! This is a new one for me, have not heard of this before! Delicious looking one pot meal!

  20. One of my fav lunch options....however never made this at home.......Thanks for posting!!!

  21. My favorite one pot meal...Looks so inviting...

  22. Our family favorite! Long time since I did this.. wanna try soon...

  23. Priya ...had been restricted to idli dosa menu from south....thnx dear this will make all happy at home:))

  24. One of my favorites, looks fantastic.

  25. Looks so delicious and yummy!



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