Bisibelebath with Homemade Bisibelebath Powder

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Bisibelebath is my favorite vegetarian rice entree. It is a comfort food. When it is made right, it fills your heart and tummy. I used to buy MTR bisibelebath masala until I found a very good Bisibelebath recipe at Healthy Home Cooking. I double the masala ingredients and refrigerate the powder. It speeds up the cooking process.

Be very  generous with the ghee. It makes the bisibelebath more divine.

Ingredients for Bisibelebath powder:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chili – 10
  • Channa dal – 2 tbsps
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick – 3 inches
  • Cloves – 6
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Fenugreek seeds – 8 seeds
  • Coriander seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 springs

Method:

    • Heat oil in a wok.
    • Add dry red chilli and saute for 10 – 15 seconds. Remove the chilies unto a bowl and let them cool.
    • Add channa dal, urad dal, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and curry leaves to the same pan and saute until the dals turn golden brown.
    • Remove the spices onto a bowl and let them cool down completely.

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    • Grind the roasted ingredients into a fine powder.

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  • Store the powder in an airtight container. Refrigerated the powder.

Ingredients for Bisibelebath:

  • Sona masoori rice/ raw rice – 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Tomato – 1/2 a tomato chopped
  • Tamarind – 2 heaping tsps
  • Mixed vegetables – 3/4 cup ( carrot, beans, peas, drumstick), chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Hing/ Asafoetida – 6 pinches
  • Bisibelebath masala – 3 tbsps + 1 tsp
  • Water
  • For seasoning:
    • Ghee – for seasoning, I use a lot of ghee for bisibelebath( 1/4 cup)
    • Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp
    • Cashews – 8, broken
    • Curry leaves – 6 leaves

Method:

    • Soak tamarind in hot water and set in aside.
    • Cook rice and set it aside. Overcook the rice and mash it.

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    • Pressure cook toor dal and tomato with water for 4 whistles.
    • Mash the dal.

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    • Add mixed vegetables,tamarind extract, salt, hing, bisibelebath masala and rice.

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    • Add 2 cups of water and mix well.

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    • Pressure cook for 1 whistle.
    • Prepare seasoning by heating ghee in a pan.
    • Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
    • Add curry leaves and cashew.
    • When the cashew turns golden brown, turn off the heat and add it to the bisibelebath.

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  • Mix well and serve it hot with fryums or potato chips.

 

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