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Bisi bele bath- south Indian recipe and Savings Rite Aid Coupon

When I think of Karnataka cuisine the first thing which comes into my mind is Bisibele bath. Bisi means hot, bele means dal so bisibele bath is nothing but hot dal rice(almost like samabar rice) . Just Like obbatu (bobbatlu/puran poli) bisibele bath takes a special place during festivals and weddings. It’s a one pot meal in which you get your protein, carbs and veggies cooked to perfection in our favourite Indian spices. I love Mango pickle on the side of this delicious dish. Raita on the side is also a nice compliment to this classic dish of Karnataka.
If you wanna make this recipe fast you can substitute Instant sambar mix powder instead of spices that I have mentioned. Freshly ground spices sure taste great. I made this bisibele bath in rice cooker. You can also make it in deep rice pot or pressure cooker. It tastes awesome when blended with spices and vegetables. My hubby enjoyed it a lot. Now coming to the recipe


Basmathi rice: 3/4th cup
Toor dal (kandi pappu): ½ cup
Beans (about 30) cut into half inch pieces
Large carrot: 1 cut into half inch pieces
Frozen peas: ½ cup
Small potato: 1 cut into small cubes
Medium size ripe tomato: 2 cut into small pieces
Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
Salt: 2 to 3 tbsp
Freshly squeezed lemon juice: 4 ts
Oil: 1 tbsp

Cilantro/coriander chopped-10 springs
Bisibele bath Powder

  • chana dal- 3 tsp
  • urad dal- 3 tsp
  • fenugreek (methi seeds)- about 4 seeds
  • dry coconut- 3 tsps
  • red chillies- 5 to 6
  • jeera (cumin)- 1 tsp
  • coriander seeds- 1 tsp
  • cloves- 2
  • cardamom- 1
  • cinammon stick- a small piece
Power all the Ingredients together

For tempering (talimpu)
Oil: 2 tbsps
Few mustard seeds

Cumin seeds few Turmeric: 1/4th tsp
Few curry leaves(optional)
Small onion: 1 chopped
Hing (asafetida): 5 pinches

Bay Leaf: 2

 In the rice cooker wash rice & dal and add double the quantity of water and 1tbsp of salt and mix well and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and add cumin seeds when they start splattering. when the cumin seeds starts popping add onions and cook under medium flame. When they turn tender add turmeric and saute till its raw flavor goes away. Then add hing and bay leaf and saute for 2min. Then add all the vegetables and cook by closing the lid under medium flame. When all the vegetables are half cooked add the prepared powder and Mix well, cook for another few minutes and add this mixture to the soaked rice and dal. Mix all the ingredients well and add salt if required. Finally add coriander and mix well. Cook in rice cooker. If you are cooking in pressure cooker, cook for 3-4 whistles(depends on the type of cooker, you know about your cooker better than me). Serve hot with raita. Generally people prepare this bath watery or mushy. I like to prepare it dry. If you want mushy add more water. Thank you for visiting my space. Hope you like my recipe. Please come back again.



  1. Looks yum ...wish to have it

  2. Love BBB anytime,serve me with chips, i can finish it in no time.

  3. bisi bele bath looks inviting !!

    Ongoing event CC-What's For Friday Dinner

  4. nice and yummy one pot meal.

  5. looks delicious, its my family fav!

  6. Fantastic and very interesting tasty..Loving it.
    Restaurant in Vijay Nagar


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