Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bisibelebath - A wholesome meal

BisiBeleBhath is a a wholesome meal on itself. Remember the BBB powder I posted a while back? Make your own BBB powder and then make bisibelebath and enjoy with generous amount of ghee topped on it.

Ingridients:
§  ½ cup toor dal/pigeon peas
§  ¾ cup white rice
§  ¼ tsp turmeric powder
§  3 tbsp Bisibelebath Powder
§  Small marble size jaggery
§  Small lemon size tamarind soaked in water(1½ tbsp extract)
§  1 tbsp ghee
§  10 to 15 curry leaves
§  ½ cup shredded fresh coconut
§  Salt to taste

For seasoning:
§  2 tbsp ghee or oil (you can reduce the amount but ghee gives you awesome flavor)
§  ½ tbsp mustard seeds
§  Pinch of hing/asafoetida

Vegetables needed:
§  ¼ cup dried green peas(soak it overnight, yield ½ cup peas)
§  Green beans/French Beans cut into 2 inch pc – 1 cup
§  1 big carrot cut into small cubes
§  1 medium size onion chopped
§  2 small potatoes peeled and cut into cubes


Method :
1.     First wash the dal and rice.
2.     Add 2 cups of water to the washed rice in a pressure cooker and cook until rice is done or 2 whistles.
3.     To the washed dal, add all cut vegetables along with the peas. Add around 3 cups of water and also the turmeric powder.
4.     Pressure cook dal along with the vegetables. (let it get 3 whistles keeping it on a medium heat )
5.     Let the pressure ease on its own, then open the pressure cooker

For masala:
1.     Grind the coconut, the BBB powder and soaked tamarind to a fine paste.(add water if needed)
2.     Transfer this paste to pressure cooker and add water, salt, jaggery and curry leaves.
3.     Let it boil for few minutes.
4.     Now add cooked dal and the vegetables.
5.     Mix well and let it boil for few more minutes. Keep stirring in between.
6.     Finally, add rice and mix well. Now add a tablespoon of ghee.

Seasoning:
1.     Heat the remaining 2 tbsp ghee in a ladle.
2.     Add hing and mustard seeds. Let it pop.
3.     Put this on the bisi bele bath and mix well.


Enjoy the Bisibele Bath with Boondi, potato chips or with raitha.
I could only get one click as tigers were roaring in my stomach I had no patience for more :P. And i did not want to delay this post.

Enjoy Cooking,
 
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