Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bisibela bath

This recipe comes from my sister. She learnt this recipe while she was residing at bangalore from her friend.Though technically any vegetable can be used for this recipe I always stick to the ones listed by her.This recipe has a mild flavour of masala which suits our family taste and I have been following this recipe for more than a decade


Ingredients
Raw rice: 1/2 cup
Toor dhal: 1/2 cup
Potato: 2 (medium sized)
Carrot: 3
Frozen peas: 1/4 cup
Frozen beans: 1/4 cup
Brinjal: 1
Hing: a pinch
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Salt: 1.5 tsp
Tamarind: a lemon sized
Oil: 2 tablespoon
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: a sprig
Red chillies: 1 or 2 (optional)
Ghee: 1 tsp
Cashews: 10


For masala powder:
Channa dhal (Kadala parupu): 1 tablespoon
Coriander seeds: 1.5 tablespoon
Red chillies: 4
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Pepper corn: 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek: 1/4 tsp
Cloves:1
Cinnamon stick: a very small piece
Raw rice: 1 tsp
Coconut powder/Grated coconut: 3 tablespoon


Procedure:
Step1:
Pressure cook toor dhal and rice together with enough water (approx 3.5 cups of water)


Step2:
Soak the tamarind in warm water


Step3:
Chop the vegetables as little large pieces.


Step4:
Dry roast the ingredients listed under masala powder other than coconut powder.Once the ingredients turn slight brown add the coconut powder and fry for a minute.Allow this to cool down and grind it to a coarse powder


Step5:
Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a large pan and add mustard seeds.Once it starts spluttering add curry leaves and red chillies


Step6:
Add the diced vegetables and fry for 5 minutes


Step7:
Extract the tamarind in 2 cups of water and add it to the vegetables.Add turmeric powder and hing and bring it to a boil and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes until the vegetables are cooked


Step8:
Now add the freshly ground masala powder and bring it to a boil and add salt


Step9:
Mash the cooked rice and toor dhal and add it to the vegetable gravy. Add some more water if required.Mix it well


Step10:
Garnish with cashews fried in  ghee

18 comments:

  1. Lovely and authentic recipe.. looks inviting :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  2. I love bisibela bath... Awesome recipe- even the masala from sctarch will be helpful in making it...

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  3. very delicious comfort food :)

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  4. looks yummy
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  5. this looks so delicious and healthy one pot meal.

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  6. My comforting food, simply love it.

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  7. Yummy one pot meal..comfort food.

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  8. Never tried this. BTW looks very yummy. Love to try this soon. Thx for sharing.

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  9. I like Bisibela bath.....your recipe looks delicious....

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  10. something new to me,but tempting n delicious!!

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  11. This is my all time favv oneee!!!!

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  12. Delicious bath, looks so healthy n yummy and love the step by step method.

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  13. This is my all time favv rice

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  14. actually i love bisibela bath but i don't to cook you given a very simple method it was lovely...........

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