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Bisi Bele Dalia

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Rated 2 based on 100 votes
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Bisi Bele Dalia

  • Cook dalia in 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles.
  • Cook dal in 1.5 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
  • Steam vegetables and keep aside
  • Mix tamarind in 2 cups of water, add sambhar powder and boil for 10-15 minutes till raw smell of tamarind disappears.
  • Add cooked dal, steamed vegetables and 1-2 cups of water to adjust consistency.
  • Boil for 5 minutes till everything mixes well
  • Take off heat, add asafoetida and mix well
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add urad dal, followed by fenugreek seeds, chillies and tamarind.
  • Saute till seeds and dal turn golden-brown.
  • Let cool and grind with a chopped tomato
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add curry leaves and onion.
  • Saute till onions turn transparent
  • Add the ground paste and saute till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add the cooked sambhar and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add cooked dalia and mix well.
  • Add some water if it is too thick
  • Take off heat and add ghee. Mix well, top with chopped coriander leaves and serve.
  • Recipe courtesy: Nandini Sivakumar