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:

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious n yummy..:)

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious ...n healthy ofcoz

Rinku Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy BBB. Would love to try it with chips.

Kadhyaa... said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

healthy n tasty !

revathi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dish... loved it:)
Reva

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

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

Saraswathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy great recipe with quinoa. new to me.

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ambreen said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds tangy & delicious, lovely recipe!

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

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

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Woww.. looks so delicious and tempting..

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & looks so delicious...just like the authentic one!!
Prathima Rao
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Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I am hunting for ideas to replace quinoa for rice.. this is a super idea!! I am so gonna try this..
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Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy twist to anytime favorite BBB

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

BBB with any ingredient is droolworthy! Looks yummy.

San said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy recipe...Healthy too

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

whata innovative recipe. looking nice

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

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

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious dish..must try this

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative :-)

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

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

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

கினோவாவில் செய்திருப்பது சூப்பர்ர்,நல்லாயிருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

healthy dish...

cooking-with-thas said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gloria said... Reply To This Comment

Look nice!!gloria

ANU said... Reply To This Comment

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

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

A different and innovative dish as usual.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

wow, that is a great twist to usual BBB :)

Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

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

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

This looks very delicious Priya. Such a healthy dish