Bassaaru | How to make Bassaaru

By Thulasi Manoj  |  19th Nov 2015  |  
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About Bassaaru Recipe 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.

The delicious and mouthwatering Bassaaru is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Bassaaru is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Bassaaru. Thulasi Manoj shared Bassaaru recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Bassaaru. Try this delicious Bassaaru recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Thulasi Manoj of Bassaaru by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Bassaaru can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Bassaaru with other users


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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