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Monday, March 24, 2008

Bisi Bela Bath (Sambhar Rice)

Raw Rice - 2 cups
Lentils (Toor Dal) - 1 & 1/4 cup
Green gram (Moong Dal) - 1/4 cup
Vegetables (Carrot, Green peas, Potatoes, French beans) - Cubed or sliced - 2 cups
Drumstick - 1 or 2, cut 2 inch long
Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Small Onions (Sambhar onions) - 15
Tomatoes - 2
Asafoetida powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Onions - 2 medium sized
Cashew - 10-15
Tamarind - medium lemon sized
Ghee - 3 tablespoons
Red Chillies - 2
Chilli powder - 2 tablespoons
Coriander powder - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Fenugreek - 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste

Wash rice, dals and vegetables well. Pressure cook them well with small onions, sliced tomatoes, cut drumsticks, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, cumin seeds. If pressure cooker is not available, cook in a heavy bottomed pan until rice and dal becomes soft.

Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water.

Heat Ghee in a pan, fry the cashews and keep aside. Add oil to the pan, add mustard seeds once it is hot. Once it starts spliting, add red chillies, fenu greek seeds, garlic paste and fry for 1 minute. Add sliced onions, curry leaves and fry until onions turn golden brown. Add this to the cooked rice. Also add tamarind extract, salt to the rice and mix well. Continue cooking on a low flame, stirring continuosly until all mixes well.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried cashews and serve hot with indian crackers.

Note: Those who like masala flavour, they can add 1-2 cloves, 1 small cinnamon when they cook rice.

Cooking time : 60 minutes
Serves - 4-5 persons

1 Comment:

momsnetwork said...

Thanks for ur recipe.I was searching for a easy way of making bisibelabath and found urs interesting.Tried out yesterday and came it out good.
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