Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quinoa Bisi Bele Bath

If you are a die hard fan of BBB aka Bisi bele bath, you will definitely love this super healthy quinoa bisi bele bath..Serve it warm with some potato chips, whoever says no to quinoa will definitely finish the whole plate in few minutes, with loads of colourful veggies and toor dal this BBB tastes simply delicious, a comforting food for peoples like me..Quinoa in bisi bele bath gives a fabulous nutty flavour which was quite filling when served either for lunch or for dinner, a wonderful dish for people who are willing to skip rice in menu..After trying out BBB with Bulgur & Broken Wheat, i couldnt stop myself to make some BBB with one of my favourite grains,the famous Quinoa..Everyone at home loved this complete one pot meal and enjoyed a lot with potato chips, prefect side dish to serve along with this BBB..


2cups Quinoa
1/2cup Toor dal
2cups Mixed diced veggies (carrot,beans,peas,zucchini,potato,chow chow,brinjal)
1/2cup Tamarind extract
Salt
Oil
2nos Bay leaves
2nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1no Onion (chopped finely)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
Few chopped coriander leaves

Bisi Bele Bath 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 quinoa 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 miutes..now add the tamarind extract,bisi bele bath spice powder, a cup of water, cook everything for few minutes..

Stir in the washed quinoa and dal to the cooking veggies,finally add 5 cups of water,close the pressure cooker and cook for upto 2 whistles,add the chopped coriander leaves to the bisi bele bath,give a stir..Bisi bele bath should be watery,but  once cooled they will turn thick..

Enjoy  BBB with chips,fryums or papads..


39 comments:

  1. Looking so delicious...want to try this for sure..

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  2. Looks delicious ...n healthy ofcoz

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  3. Yummy BBB. Would love to try it with chips.

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  4. Priya...looks healthy, juicy and yumy..nice replacement for rice

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  5. Lovely dish... loved it:)
    Reva

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  6. Woww.. looks super delicious and tempting.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  7. Looks yummy great recipe with quinoa. new to me.

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  8. It is wonderful how such a simple dish can be so very fulfilling! Not to mention tasty and healthy too!!

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  9. Sounds tangy & delicious, lovely recipe!

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  10. I am a big fan on BBB so this wud b perfect for me:-) Now lemme go for Quinoa hunting here

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  11. wow..such a tempting and healthy version...Thanks for sharing....

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  12. Woww.. looks so delicious and tempting..

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  13. Healthy & looks so delicious...just like the authentic one!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. I am hunting for ideas to replace quinoa for rice.. this is a super idea!! I am so gonna try this..
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  15. Healthy twist to anytime favorite BBB

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  16. BBB with any ingredient is droolworthy! Looks yummy.

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  17. Different dish with quinoa that too BBB that's really interesting priya. Thanks for the recipe. It looks awesome.

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  18. wow this BBB powder seems flavorful will try it soon..yummy rice..

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  19. whata innovative recipe. looking nice

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  20. This really looks delicious. I'd love to sample it. I hope you have a geatdayd. Blessings...Mary

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  21. wow...thats a very healthy n yummy BBB...nice idea..sure want to try this ..

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  22. Healthy and delicious dish..must try this

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  23. My fav BBB.. i will definitely try this version too,, delicious:)

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  24. கினோவாவில் செய்திருப்பது சூப்பர்ர்,நல்லாயிருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

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  25. I had bought quinoa a few weeks ago, it's still sitting idle in my pantry. This dish looks extremely tempting and sounds delicious too. Have to try this sometime soon.

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  26. thats pretty innovative, I should say. Does the quinoa hold up or does it get all mushy?

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  27. BBB looks perfect. I have never tried any dishes with quinoa. Should start i guess

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  28. wow my mouth is watering already.....love the idea...to make bisi bele baath with quinoa!

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  29. I have never cooked with quinoa,will book Mark and try.

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  30. A different and innovative dish as usual.

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  31. Love the idea of Quiona in BBB, will try this recipe soon.... yummy looking..

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  32. This looks very delicious Priya. Such a healthy dish

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