Bisi Bele Bhaat

Bisi Bele Bhaat

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बिसे बेले भात - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Bisi Bele Bhaat in Hindi) 

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This traditional spicy rice dish from karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to! improvise by adding field beans, peas, kidney beans or other legumes along with the vegetables, for an extra-strong protein boost! victims of this lightning-fast age need not miss out on this delicacy; you can make it using readymade bisi bele bhaat masala instead of grinding the spices.

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Bisi Bele Bhaat recipe - How to make Bisi Bele Bhaat

Soaking Time:  2 Hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings (4 serving )
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For The Masala (makes Approx. 1/4 Cup)
1 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1 tbsp chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
12 mm ( 1/2”) piece cinnamon (dalchini) (optional)
1/4 cup grated dry coconut
5 whole dry Kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for an hour and drained.
2 tsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 cup raw rice (chawal)
1/4 cup finely chopped french beans
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/4 cup shallots (madras onions)
1 drumsticks (saijan ki phalli / saragavo) , cut into small pieces
5 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
1 tbsp ghee for serving

For the masala

    For the masala
  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add all the ingredients and sauté on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
  2. When cool, blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for about 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine the toovar dal, oil, turmeric powder, salt and 6 cups of water in a deep pan, mix well, cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, French beans, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, shallots and drumsticks, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the rice and dal are cooked. (they should be soft and slightly over cooked)
  4. Add the prepared masala, curry leaves and tamarind pulp, mix gently and cover and cook on a slow flame for another 5 minutes. Add the ghee and serve hot.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy380 cal
Protein10 g
Carbohydrates57.6 g
Fiber5.8 g
Fat12.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A267.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.3 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B32 mg
Vitamin C31.2 mg
Folic Acid42.1 mcg
Calcium54.2 mg
Iron1.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium15.3 mg
Potassium387.9 mg
Zinc1.1 mg

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Bisi Bele Bhaat
 on 26 Dec 21 04:51 PM

best recipe we made frequently
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words, do try more and more recipes.
27 Dec 21 12:05 PM
Bisi Bele Bhaat
 on 18 Jun 19 10:24 PM

it was awesome. I miss this item when we shifted from Bangalore. now I am happy to cook it at home with this recipe.. it''s just perfect masala, perfect taste! thanks.
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Tarla Dalal    We are delighted that you''re happy!! Do try it at home and share your thoughts and feedback!! Happy cooking!!
20 Jun 19 02:21 PM
Bisi Bele Bhaat
 on 23 Apr 19 09:25 PM

The recipe turned out to be simply delicious. The masala is bang on. I had to increase the amount of tamarind pulp and also added jaggery along with a handful of peanuts.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi sweety, Glad you liked it.Do try out more recipes and share your experience with us!Happy cooking!
Edited after original posting.
24 Apr 19 09:01 AM
Bisi Bele Bhaat
 on 28 Dec 10 11:04 PM

This traditional recipe is a hot favourite among many in my house! thanks for the recipe1 its perfect!