Bisibele bath is a spicy breakfast item in South India. One can prepare bisibele bath with rice. If you don’t want to consume too much rice, prepare beaten rice bisibele bath. It is as good as rice bisibele bath and tastes like sambar rice.
Bisibele bath powder preparation:
Ingredients: Urad dal and Channa dal ¼ cup each, ¾ cup coriander seeds, 6 cloves, 2-inch cinnamon, 1 Tbsp cumin, 1 Tbsp poppy seeds, ½ tsp fenugreek seeds, 20 -25 red chillies (depends on your spice requirement, 2 tsp oil
Heat a pan on medium heat and add all ingredients except coriander and poppy seeds. Fry the ingredients till both urad and channa dal give aroma and turn golden brown color. Now add coriander and poppy seeds, fry for couple of minutes, turn off the heat and allow ingredients to cool. Prepare powder
Heat the pan on a medium high heat. Add oil, then add all the ingredients (channa dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon sticks, cloves and both variety red chillies) except coriander and poppy seeds. Grind the ingredients to fine powder.
Bisibele bath Ingredients:
1. Thick beaten rice- 2 cups
2. Toor dal (or moong dal) – 1 cup
3. Cut vegetables – Carrots, beans – each ½ cup
4. Fresh peas – ½ cup
5. Peanuts – 1 Tbsp
6. Bisibele bath powder – 4 Tbsp.
7. Grated coconut – ½ cup
8. Turmeric – 1 tsp
9. Tamarind – 2 inch (soak in little water)
10. Salt – as per taste
11. Jaggery – 1-inch piece
12. Chopped coriander -1/4 cup
13. Seasoning materials: Mustard seeds, 1 or 2 red chilli, 1 tsp channa dal, ½ tsp urad dal, few curry leaves
14. 2 Tbsp ghee/clarified butter
1. Wash moong dal (or toor dal) pressure cook.
2. Pressure cook vegetables, peanuts fresh peas. Don’t overcook vegetables. Turn off pressure cook after a whistle.
3. Wash beaten rice and soak for 10 minutes.
4. Grind coconut and bisibele bath powder to a paste.
5. In a deep pan on medium heat add oil, add all seasoning materials.
6. Add bisibele bath paste, moong dal, turmeric, tamarind extract, jaggery and boil with little water. Once spice mix boils, add cooked vegetables. Mix well and continue boiling.
7. Now add soaked beaten rice, salt, little water, mix, add ghee and cook for another 5 minutes. Add coriander leaves, turn off the heat.
8. Serve hot beaten rice bisibele bath with your choice of raita.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 22, 2019