Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka- Bise- Bele Bhat

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bisi bele bhat is a traditional spicy rice dish from Karnataka which is full of flavours.

The coconut based paste is the essence of this Karnataka style bisibele bhat. Coconut along with chana dal, urad dal, Kashmiri red chillies, cinnamon and coriander seeds is roasted in coconut oil and then blended to a paste. In some more oil, a whole lot of veggies along with rice and toovar dal are sautéed. They are cooked in tamarind pulp, salt and enough water for about 4 whistles. Once the pressure cooker cools down slightly, top the Bisi Bele with ghee and you are ready to serve.

Karnataka style bisibele bhat is 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 this One Dish Meal.

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Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat recipe - How to make Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat

Soaking Time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Paste
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/4 cup grated coconut
5 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds

Other Ingredients For Bisi Bele Bhaat
2 tsp coconut oil
5 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 cup chopped potatoes
1/2 cup chopped capsicum
1/4 cup chopped french beans
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu)
1/4 cup shallots (madras onions)
1/2 cup drumstick pieces
1 cup rice (chawal) , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
1/4 cup raw peanuts
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
salt to taste
3 tbsp ghee
For the paste

    For the paste
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add all the ingredients and sauté on a slow flame for 4 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ½ cup of water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the curry leaves, all the vegetables, rice, toovar dal, peanuts and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the tamarind pulp, salt, prepared paste and 4 cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Add the ghee and mix well.
  5. Serve immediately.

Bisi Bele Bath Video by Tarla Dalal

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Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 17 Feb 19 11:47 PM

Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 25 Jun 16 09:56 PM

Made this one pot meal and it was delectable to say the least The healthier twist in the tale was the use of brown rice which was pre soaked n half cooked brown rice prior to the pressure cooking ....Thanku for such awesome recipes
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
 on 08 Jun 16 12:33 PM

Nutritious and wholesome meal. Thanks!
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka- Bise- Bele Bhat
 on 11 Mar 16 03:17 PM

Bisi Bele Bhaat is a complete meal by itself. Loved the coconut based paste, mixed vegetables cooked in a rice and dal mixture.
Bisi Bele Bhaat ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 27 Aug 15 03:35 PM

A very important ingredient - Jaggery was omitted from the recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    As this recipe is a spicy rice, we have not added, if you wish you can add 1 tsp of jaggery to the bhath. Happy cooking!!
27 Aug 15 04:18 PM