Bassaaru | How to make Bassaaru

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ByThulasi Manoj
Created on 19th Nov 2015
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About Bassaaru a traditional dish of South Karnataka. It is a spicy curry to be eaten with Ragi mudde (Ragi ball). Bassaaru typically means the curry cooked with the vegetable stock obtained by cooking various vegetables or lentils/cereals. There are lot of combinations one can use to obtain the stock required for the curry. You can use combinations of vegetables and lentils or greens and lentils or just use the greens. Some of the combinations go like these...1. Green leaves like Amaranth (Dhantu/Harive) or Dill (Sabsige) or Drumstick (Nugge soppu) 2. Vegetables like Beans, Cabbage, Ridge Gourd (Eerekaayi) 3. Green gram, Toor dal, Horse gram.

Bassaaru is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of Karnataka cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Bassaaru at your home. Bassaaru by Thulasi Manoj will help you to prepare the perfect Bassaaru at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs few minute for the preparation and 30 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Bassaaru.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People

Video for key ingredients

  • Homemade Vegetable Stock


Ingredients to make Bassaaru

  • Beans - 1/2 kg (cleaned and cut into small bite pieces)
  • Toor Dal - 100 gms
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Water 4 cups
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • 1 Garlic (15 cloves) - unpeeled
  • 1 onion - roughly chopped
  • 5 Dry red chillies
  • Tomatoes - 3 nos. (ripe ones)
  • Coriander leaves 2 tbsp

How to make Bassaaru

  1. Boil the water and add the dal; when it is half cooked add the beans with little salt and cook until just done, don't overcook it. Then drain the water in a big bowl; keep the dal & vegetables separately by retaining the stock.
  2. Dry roast the following ingredients until you get a nice aroma (for 5 mins on a low flame) - Pepper, Jeera, Garlic, Onion, Red Chillies.
  3. Grind the roasted ingredients with the tomatoes and coriander to bring to a paste. Add water if necessary.
  4. Take a vessel, add 1 tsp oil; then add 1 tsp mustard, few curry leaves for seasoning and then add the ground masala paste. Fry until oil separates. Add the vegetable stock and add required amount of salt as per taste and bring to a boil.
My Tip: Serve hot with ragi ball or rice accompanied by the seasoned vegetable. The vegetables can be eaten with your meals just like that or can be seasoned according to your wish.

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