Spicy Bisi-Bela Baath

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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
  • Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Vegetables (potato, carrot, capsicum, brinjal) - 1.5 cups
  • Onions chopped - 2
  • Tamarind - Small lemon size (take the juice out and keep)
  • Coriander leaves
  • To make the masala:
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Dhania - 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 stick
  • Cloves - 3 to 4
  • Saunf - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 4
  • Black pepper (kaali mirch) - 4 to 5
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Onion - 1
  • Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
  • Elaichi - 1 or 2
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic - 3 or 4

How to Make Spicy Bisi-Bela Baath

  • Take a little oil in the kadai.
  • Add all the ingredients except coconut and onion.
  • Roast them, and at the very end, add onion and coconut and saute them too.
  • Grind with sufficient water and make a paste. Keep aside.
  • Half cook the toor dal in the pressure cooker and keep it aside.
  • Now add 1 cup of water into the cooker and pour in the tamarind juice. (The tamarind juice should not be more than 1 cup.)
  • When it comes to a boil, add the rice, dal and vegetables. (There should only be 3 cups of water in the cooker - including the water in the toor dal and the tamarind water.)
  • Add the roasted masala and the turmeric powder, and salt to taste.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 whistles, until everything is well cooked.
  • To garnish:
  • Cut the onion into fine pieces.
  • Cut coriander leaves.
  • Roast the cashew, raisins and elaichi in a little ghee.
  • Add all the ingredients to the cooked bisi-bela baath and mix.
  • Serve with raitha and potato chips.

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