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Bisi Bela Bath (Sambar Rice)

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Introduction

This is an Indian Recipe. I learnt this recipe from one of our neighbour aunties in Bangalore, when I was doing my graduation. I still remember the way aunty explained to me. She told me that I should remember that we use 12 ingredients for it. I still remember them in that order. Here goes the recipe for it.

This is an Indian Recipe. I learnt this recipe from one of our neighbour aunties in Bangalore, when I was doing my graduation. I still remember the way aunty explained to me. She told me that I should remember that we use 12 ingredients for it. I still remember them in that order. Here goes the recipe for it.

Ingredients

Serves: 1-2

Metric Cups
  • 375 millilitres rice
  • 188 millilitres tuvardal
  • 250 millilitres any vegetables (carrot, beans, peas)
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1000 millilitres water (to mix sambar powder)
  • 2 tablespoons dry coconut (copra)
  • 1 tablespoon dhania
  • 5 red chillies (Kashmiri chillies)
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • ¼ teaspoon methi seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon kuskus
  • 2 elachi
  • 2 cloves
  • 2½ centimetres cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon jeera
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 pinch of hing
  • 13 fluid ounce rice
  • 7 fluid ounce tuvardal
  • 9 fluid ounce any vegetables (carrot, beans, peas)
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • salt (to taste)
  • 35 fluid ounce water (to mix sambar powder)
  • 2 tablespoons dry coconut (copra)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 5 red chiles (Kashmiri chillies)
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • ¼ teaspoon methi seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon kuskus
  • 2 elachi
  • 2 cloves
  • ⅞ inch cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon jeera
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 pinch of hing

Method

Bisi Bela Bath (Sambar Rice) is a community recipe submitted by Ganeshking and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pressure cook the Dal along with diced tomato, onion and cubed vegetables.
  • Fry and grind all the spice ingredients. Mix this paste along with the rice to the cooked dhal.
  • Add tamarind water to this along with sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and 4 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook this for 5 whistles. Finally add Ghee and serve hot with bondi or mixture.
  • Pressure cook the Dal along with diced tomato, onion and cubed vegetables.
  • Fry and grind all the spice ingredients. Mix this paste along with the rice to the cooked dhal.
  • Add tamarind water to this along with sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and 4 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook this for 5 whistles. Finally add Ghee and serve hot with bondi or mixture.
  • Additional Information

    Note:- This rice really tastes very good when served steaming hot as the name indicates Bisi in kannada means Hot.:-) I have used shredded coconut instead of copra as I couldn't get hold of copra. Use of copra enhances the taste.

    Note:- This rice really tastes very good when served steaming hot as the name indicates Bisi in kannada means Hot.:-) I have used shredded coconut instead of copra as I couldn't get hold of copra. Use of copra enhances the taste.

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