Bisi Bele Hulianna

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Vegetables - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - size of a small lime
  • For Masala Paste:
  • Grated copra (dry coconut) - 4 tbsp
  • Red chillies - 5
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 2 pieces
  • Maratha moggu - 2
  • Black gram dal - 1 tsp, heaped
  • Bengal gram dal - 1 tsp, heaped
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • For Seasoning:
  • Ghee - 3-4 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - a few
  • Curry leaves - a few

How to Make Bisi Bele Hulianna

  • Wash dal and place in a thick bottomed pan with 4 cups of water.
  • Add 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp ghee. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the fire and let the dal simmer gently.
  • Meanwhile wash and cut the vegetables.
  • Roast the masala ingredients with a little ghee and grind to a coarse paste with some water.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water and extract the juice (or use 1 tbsp ready-made tamarind paste).
  • Wash the rice and drain. Add it to the dal when it is cooked. Add more water if necessary.
  • When rice is cooked, add the vegetables.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, add salt and tamarind juice. Simmer without covering for 5 minutes.
  • Add the masala paste. Simmer for 3 more minutes and remove from fire.
  • Heat ghee in a small frying pan and season with mustard, cashew nuts and curry leaves.
  • Add to the rice and cover immediately.

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