Bisi Bile Bhat

Bisi Bile Bhat

Posted by khushboo_gupta Posted on September 14, 2017
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Bisi Bile Bhath is a rice-based dish with its origins in the state of Karnataka, India. Bisi-bele-bhaath translates to hot lentil rice in the Kannada language. It is also known as Bisi bele huliyanna, which means “hot lentil sour rice”. I have tried making it many times with leftover rice and daal as well, when I am running out of time and I have to eat something nice. I love this recipe a lot. Hope you will also love it and share your experiences and comments in the section below.

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Preparation time
10 mins
Cooking time
50 mins
2 people
Meal course
For Bhat:
Cooked rice: 1 cup
Toor Daal: 1 cup
Tamarind pulp: 1/2 cup
Carrot (cut in cubes): 1
Onion (cut in cubes): 1 large
French beans (cut length wise): 8-10
Brinjal (cut in cubes): 1 small
Green peas: 1/2 cup
Tomato (cut in cubes): 1 medium
Bisi bile bhat masala: 2 table spoon
Water ( as required )
salt as required
For Tempering:
Curry leaves: 7-8
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilly – 2 no’s
Urad daal: 1/2 tea spoon
Heeng: 1 pinch
Clarified butter/desi ghee: 2 table spoon

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  1. Let’s start making Bisi Bile Bhat. Cook the rice with water and salt as you cook it when you have to consume it with daal. Little mushy grains would also work.
  2. Cook toor daal along with salt and water till it’s completely mushy.
  3. Meanwhile soak tamarind in warm water to make it’s smooth paste.
  4. Now, take a pan and put together all the vegetable to get cooked on low flame with water and salt.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked bring them away from heat.
  6. Now take cooker and pour in the toor daal, cooked rice and vegetables into it.
  7. Now add the tamarind pulp in the cooker and mix well along with 3 cups of water.
  8. Now, add the Bisi Bile Bhat masala to it. For doing so mix the Bisi bile bhat masala with water first and pour this content into cooker and mix nicely.
  9. Now, pressure cook the bisi bile bhat for 5-6 whistels on lowest flame possible. After the pressure is gone from the cooker check the consistency of the bisi bile bhat. If it has dried you can add a cup of water (if you like it bit flowy) or you can enjoy it after poring the tempering to bisi bile bhat.
  10. Final step is to prepare the tempering for bisi bile bhat. Take ghee in a deep pan. allow it to get warm now add mustard seeds first. As it starts cracking, add all the ingredients mentioned together and keep stirring so that tempering doesn’t go burnt.
  11. Pour in the tempering to bisi bile bhat and stirr to mix it all over it. Serve it with curd and papad/fryms/banana chips/potato chips or just the bisi bile bhat is sufficient. Decorate it with some coariander leaves to make it look good.

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