Flavoursome Bisibelebath

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - rice
  • 2 cups - toor dal
  • 2 cups - mixed vegetable (beans, carrot, potato and peas)
  • 2 tbsp - peanuts
  • bay leaf
  • ghee
  • For the masala: 3 tbsp - dhania
  • 1 tsp - fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp - channa dal
  • 1/2 tbsp - urad dal
  • 3-4 - peppercorns
  • 10 -12 - Andhra red chillies
  • 2-3 - cloves
  • 1 small - cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 tbsp - coconut

How to Make Flavoursome Bisibelebath

  • Fry all the ingredients (except coconut) in 1 tsp of oil till you get a strong aroma, but do not let the spices turn brown in colour.
  • You could also fry each spice/dal one at a time to make sure they are evenly roasted/fried.
  • Grind the fried spices with coconut and water.
  • Cook dal, vegetables and rice separately.
  • Fry peanuts (even cashews can be used) in ghee till it turns light brown in colour and keep it aside.
  • Now take a thick bottom pan and add rice, dal, vegetables, paste, peanuts, bay leaf and sufficient water. Cook on low to medium flame.
  • Unlike most pulav, bisibelebath should be soggy and semi-solid in consistency.
  • Add water if needed. Let all the ingredients mix well.
  • Serve it with raita and chips/papads/hapla.