Jul 20, 2013

Besibele Bhath

Besibele Bhath ,the very famous traditional South Indian Rice Recipe.Enjoyed by all.A healthy mix (Melange) of vegetables,rice and lentils all blended with spices making it a perfect meal.

BesiBele Bhath
BesiBele Bhath

Rice - 1 cup
Tur dal - 3/4 cup (togari bele)
Vegetables- carrot,beans,potato
(finely chopped) 1 cup
green peas- 1/2 cup
Chopped onion - 1 
Chopped capsicum-1
Coconut 3-4 tsp
Bisibele Bath powder -4-5 tbsp
Tamarind Juice - 3-4 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
salt for taste

For Seasoning
Ghee -1 tsp
Red chilly1-2
 curry leaves-few
mustard-1 tsp

Method: Cook the rice and dal separately in a pressure cooker.Wash and cook the vegetables with pinch of salt.Grind the masala pwd with coconut into smooth paste.
In a kadai,add the cooked dal,add the tamarind juice ,masala paste and boil for 2-3 min.
Add the vegetables ,rice and mix well.Add little jaggery,salt and water and mix everything well,till it blends well.Meanwhile prepare the seasoning.Also fry the onion and capsicum in little oil.Add all this to the besibele bhath and mix well.Serve hot with chips and raita.

(alternatively you can cook it in pressure cooker)

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