Bisi Bele Bath

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Very Good based on 2 Ratings

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Bisi Bele Bath is famous and authentic recipe of karnataka we normally prepare belebath on auspicious occasions or during festivals every body has their own recipe for belebath we tried 4 different methods and loved this method the bele bath recipe serves for 3 to 4 people but prior preparation for this recipe is important.


Servings: 4 Preparation time:
  • Beans, Snap, Green, Raw, Green Beans 100 gms (Green) beans
  • Carrots, Raw, 100 gms carrots
  • Turnip Greens, Raw, Turnip 100 gms (navil kosu or/Indian) turnip
  • Onions, Raw, Onion 1 (large) onion
  • Tomatoes, Red, Ripe, Raw, Red Tomato 3 (large) tomatoes( blanched)
  • Green Chillies, Chilies, Hot Chili, Green, Raw, Chilli, Chilly 2 green chillies (slit)
  • Peas, Green, Raw, 100 gms (green) peas (or frozen peas)
  • Lemons, Raw, With Peel, Lime, Lemon 1/2 lemon
  • Coriander Leaf Corriander, Cilantro Leaves, Green, Leaves, Parsley Leaves, Coriander 2 tbsps coriander leaves
  • Curry Leaf, Murraya Koenigi, Karivepallai, Curry Leaves, dry curry leaves 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • Green Chillies, Chilies, Hot Chili, Green, Raw, Chilli, Chilly 1/2 tsp of chilli (powder)
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • (pre cook the vegetables with salt chilli and turmeric powder leaving the chillies) (and onion for frying also blanch 3 tomatoes or you can use canned or tomato puree.):
  • Dry masala :
  • Mustard Seed, Ground, Sarson, Mustered,mustard Seed Powder 1 tsp of mustard seeds
  • Peas, Green, Raw, 2 tbsp (split cheak) peas ( chana dal)
  • Peppers, Hot Chili, Red, Raw, Red Chilies, Chillies, Dry Red Chillies, Chilly 2 dried red chilli
  • Cinnamon, Ground, Cinamon, Dalchini, Cinnamon Powder, Cinnamon Sticks 1 (inch piece of) cinnamon
  • Cloves, Ground, Clove, Lavang 3 cloves
  • Fenugreek Seed, Kasuri Methi, Kasoori Methi Dried, Menthya, Vendayam, Menthulu,uluva 1 pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • Corn, Sweet, Yellow, Raw, Sweet Corn 1 tsp (black pepper) corns
  • Cumin Seed, Shahi Jeera, Nitu Didi cumin seed 1 tsp of cumin
  • Til Sesame Seed, Gingelly 1 tbsp of sesame seeds
  • Hing, Asafoetida, Asafetida, Hingu, Ingua,perungayam, Asaefotida, Asafetida powder (1 pinch of asofotida or) hing
  • Red Chili Powder, Paprika, Deggi Mirch, Red Chilli Powder, Red Chilly, Red Ch 1/2 tsp (of red) chilli powder
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • Coconut Powder, Flakes, Desiccated Coconut 2 tbsp (of dried) coconut powder
  • Salt, Common Salt, Rock Salt, Table Salt salt to taste
  • Ghee, 2 tbsp (oil and 1 tsp) ghee (for tempering)
  • Bele bath:
  • Rice, White, Short-grain, Raw, Plain 1 cup rice
  • Pigeon Peas, Raw, Tuvar, Toor Dhal, Toor Dal, Red gram dhal 1/3 cup (pigeon peas) toor dal
  • (please pre cook the thoovar dhal to a mushy consistency before preparing rice.):
  • (wash and soak the rice for 5 to 10 mins and drain before adding to the cooker.):

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • Heat oil and ghee in a cooker add mustard and allow to splatter then add the chopped onions and fry add 1 pinch of asafoetida and fry add curry leaves and blanched tomatoes fry. then add chilli powder turmeric powder and fry well add the washed rice pre cooked dhal salt and add 3 cups of water pre cook dhal with 1 cup of water so you should have added 4 cups of water to the rice cover the lid and cook 2 whistles or for 4 mins in a pressure cooker. but the same dish can be made in a slow cooker but you have to add 2 cups water extra.
  • dry roast all the whole masala grind along with dried coconut.
  • once you've open the cooker your bele bath must be almost ready by this time it should be is semi soupee consistency then heat 1/2 cup of water add dry ground masala to the water and mix into the bele bath mix the masala well and serve very hot with ghee, pickles boondi and potato try this recipe this will be your family fav and share bele bath with friends...enjoy.... :)

Cook's Tip:
When very finely chopped greens or chillies etc. are required in a recipe, use a pair of sharp Scissors instead of a knife. The job will be made faster, more efficient and safe to cut
Pressure-cook the tomatoes with salt to taste. When cool, churn them in a mixer and strain the juice. Deep freeze the tomato juice in an ice tray. Store the juice cubes in a box or plastic bag in the freezer. Use them to make tomato soup, vegetable, gravies, etc. when you’re in a hurry or have run out of tomatoes
Cook carrots, peas, beetroot or corn adding a pinch of sugar to the water to keep the flavour
To remove bitterness from fenugreek leaves add a teaspoon of sugar when the vegetable is almost cooked
Don't put salt in the water until it comes to a boil. Salted water has a higher boiling point, so it'll take longer to boil


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