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Brown Rice Bisi Bela Bath- Version 2 : Indian Food & Cooking Recipes
 

 
Contributed By: Sadhana Padmanabhan
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Bisi Bela Bath is asignature dish from Karnataka.  Few yearsback I already posted Bisi Bela Bath recipe in this blog. Today I am going topost the Brown Rice Bisi Bela Bath here. This is a wholesome one pot meal. Ithas protein from the lentils, carbohydrates from the brown rice, vitamins andminerals from the vegetables. It will grace the taste buds to the lastspoonful.

Ingredients

Bisi Bela Bath Powder
Cooked BrownRice              2 cups.
Tovar Dal/ SpitPigeon Pea   1/4 cup
Chenna dal                         ¼ cup
Water                                 1 cup -1 12/ cup
Coconut milk                       ¼ cup(optional)
Bisi Bela Bath Powder       2-3 Tbsps.
MixedVegetables                 2cups
Big Potato                           1 no.(chopped)
Tomatoes                            2  no.  
Turmeric Powder                  ¼ Tsp.
Tamarind                            Lemon size (Soaked in water)
Sugar or Jaggerypowder      1 Tsp. 
Salt                                    as per Taste
Coriander leaves                  For decoration
Seasoning
Coconut oil   / Ghee             1 Tbsp.
Mustard & jeera                   1 Tbsp.
Red chilies                          5 no.
Hing                                   1Tsp
Broken Cashewnuts            1 Tbsp. (Optional)
Curry leaves                        few

Method:

  • Chop all the vegetables. Heat apan with one-tablespoon oil. Tothat add tomatoes, all chopped vegetables saut them for 5 mins. Switch offheat & allow it to cool. (Sauting the veggies enhances the taste).
  • Soak the Tamarind in hot water and extract the juice and keep aside.
  • Now pressure-cook Toordal & Chenna dal for 2 whistles. Open the pressure cooker; add sauted vegetables,turmeric powder, Bisi Bela bath powder, tamarind water, , sugar and salt. Mixthem well & taste it for the flavors.
  • Now slowly mix thecooked rice to the gravy. If necessary add another 1cups water & bring itboil. Keep stirring in between; else the mixture will stick to the bottom. Allowit cook on low heat for 10mins.   Boilwell so that rice absorbs spices well. Switch off heat.  

Forthe Tempering:
  •  Heat ghee/oil in a small kadai. When the oilis hot, add mustard seeds  jeera & Hing powder. After they crackle, add small cashewpieces  Saut on low flame till they are slight brown. Switch off and add curryleaves.
  • Pour the temperingover the piping hot Bisi Bele Bath. Decorate with coriander leaves , cover immediately to preserve the aroma.
  • Bisi bele bath is ready to serve.Serve it hot drizzled with ghee, chips and  Veg Raita on the sides.

 Notes:
  • In this recipe Iused frozen vegetables , green beans, and Potatoes. You can add any vegetables tothis recipe and make Bisi Bela Anna.
  • In Ekadasi days,you can replace rice with Poha/ Broken Wheat/ Oats/ Millets. 

Bisi Bela Bath 
My other Bisi Bela Bath Recipes:
                                                                                                                    Quinoa Bisi Bela Bath

                                         









         



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