BisiBele bhath | How to make BisiBele bhath

By Swapna Sunil  |  9th May 2016  |  
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About BisiBele bhath Recipe

Bisibele bhath a rice based dish of Karnataka state in India. Bisi means hot , Bele means lentil and bhath meaning rice...    My co.sister belongs to Karnataka and she was the one who introduced me to this wonderful spicy lentil rice...since the first time i tasted it, I have become a huge fan of it...all we need is just some curd n papad to go along with it... So soft n comforting food !!!

BisiBele bhath is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Swapna Sunil teaches how to make BisiBele bhath step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook BisiBele bhath in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare BisiBele bhath at home. This amazing and mouthwatering BisiBele bhath takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this BisiBele bhath is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then BisiBele bhath is a good option for you. The flavour of BisiBele bhath is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this BisiBele bhath and impress your family and friends.

BisiBele bhath

Ingredients to make BisiBele bhath

  • 1 cup sona masoori rice
  • 1/3 cup red lentil / masoor dal ( you can use toor dal as well...we prefer masoor dal as its kind of light on tummy )
  • 2 tbsp oil 
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 cup chopped veggies ( carrots, beans, potato etc )
  • 1/4 cup green peas ( fresh / frozen )
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 2 dry red chillies broken into pieces
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • A golf ball sized tamarind ( soak n extract juice )
  • red chilli powder to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp dhania / coriander powder
  • 1tbsp MTR sambhar masala ( this works fine for me ...never bothered to make separate masala )
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2tsp cumin seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • A pinch hing / asoefetida
  • 4 cups water
  • Few sprigs cilantro / coriander chopped
  • Few roasted cashew for garnish ( optional )

How to make BisiBele bhath

  1. Wash and soak dal and rice..for 15 mins.
  2. In a pressure pan / cooker add the oil, once hot add the mustard, cumin seeds and allow them to pop.
  3. Next add in the hing, curry leaves ( i did not add )green chillies and red chillies, fry for a min. Then add the sliced onion, fry until translucent.
  4. Now add the turmeric and chopped veggies along with peas and tomato. Fry n cook for a minute or two.Now add the soaked rice n dal, stir well.
  5. Add in the water n pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Once the pressure is released, open the cooker / pan now add in the tamarind extract along with dry spices i.e..salt , red chilli powder , dhania powder , sambhar masala  and stir until well mixed...
  6. Add little water if its thick, mix well n heat for a while. Now add the ghee n chopped coriander leaves. Stir...Garnish...drizzle with a tsp of ghee and serve hot.

Reviews for BisiBele bhath (1)

Anushree Ghosh3 years ago

Such a delicacy, thanks for sharing :)