BISIBELE BHATH

INGREDIENTS :

  • Rice : 300 gms
  • Tuvar dhal : 300 gms
  • Vegetables (French beans, Carrots, : cut into cubes Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin.. etc)
  • Red chilies : 6
  • Whole Garam masala : coarsely pound
  • Whole Coriander seeds : 2 tsp
  • Tamarind : 30 gms
  • Salt
  • Oil / Ghee

METHOD :

  1. Clean and wash rice and dhal separately.
  2. Roast chilies, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, fenugreek and coriander seeds and grind to a fine powder.
  3. Soak tamarind and extract pulp and keep aside.
  4. Cook rice and dhal separately and also cook the vegetables till they are almost soft.
  5. Heat ghee in the cooker and add mustard seed and curry leaves then add the onions along with few crushed garlic.
  6. Then add the vegetable , mix and now add churned dhal.
  7. When it boils add the ground masala along with rice.
  8. Remember the rice should be cooked extra soft by adding more quantity of water.
  9. Add tamarind juice and salt. Mix well and close lid and cook on low flame for 10 min.
  10. Can add water if it appears too thick. Serve hot.
  11. Optionally can garnish with fried onions and cashews.