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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Healthy Sambar rice/Bisebelebath

Bisibelabath is one of the signature dishes of karnataka. Every darshini in karnataka serves this dish with some kind of a varaiations. This dish has everything protein,carbohydrate,calcium,vitamin A,starch everything in one meal . It really is a tasty and a filling dish

My mother-in-law is an expert in making bisibelebath. Her version if one of the best if not the best that I have had. She makes bisibele bath whenever we visit them. I just drool when I think about it. Though it is similar to sambar rice additin of special spices makes it very unique. This can be something you do when have guests visiting over. They will be blown away by taste.

Preparation time:20 min (To cook the dal, cut the veggies and to grind the spices)
Cooking time:15 min


  • 2 carrots
  • 10 beans (optional)
  • 1 big size potato.
  • 1 small egg plant.
  • 1 Large onion.
  • 2 medium size tomatoes.
  • 1 cup raw rice.
  • 3/4 cup toor dal.
  • 1/4 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • A pinch of turmeric.
  • Salt as required.
  • 1 1/4 tbsp sambar powder.

To Temper:

  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds.
  • 1/2 tbsp Urad dal.
  • 1 red chili.
  • 1 green chili.
  • 1 strand curry leaves.
  • a pinch of asofetida.
  • oil for tempering 

To Roast and Grind:

  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds.
  • 1 tbsp Split channa dal.
  • 5-6 red chilies.
  • 2 cloves.
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick.
  • 1 cardamom.
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut.(traditional dish uses koparai).
  • 1 1/4  tbsp Coriander seeds.


  • Wash the rice and Soak in water for 15-20 min .
  • Cook the dal until its soft and mushy.
  • Steam the veggies and set them aside.
  • Dice the onions and tomatoes, make them the same size as the steamed veggies.
  • Roast the ingredients in "to roast and grind" and grind them to a coarse powder once cooled.

  • Add 2-3 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add the items "to temper"
  •  Add onion and saute until translucent.

  • Add tomatoes and cook them until soft.
  • Add the veggies and saute them for 2 min.(they are already steamed ).

  • Now add the sambar powder and add little water .
  • After a boil for 5 min add  rice, cooked dal required salt and tamarind paste.

  • Check for salt and spice.
  • Finally add the ground dry mixture .

  • Cook for 2-3 whistles in a pressure cooker with an additional 3-4 cups water.
  • Finally temper it again with little mustard and 1 red chilly.
  • Your bisebelebath is ready to be served.
  • Serve it hot with raita and/or papad of your choice.


  • You have to add enough water ,otherwise the rice will be very dry.
  • You have to serve it hot
  • You can half cook the rice and add it instead of adding it raw.
  • Check for heat,salt,tanginess before letting the pressure build in the cooker.

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  1. Love the step by step pics of bbb.The second last pic looks really nice Sathya.

  2. Healthy delicious sambar rice love it

  3. very nutrituious one pot meal, love it!!!

  4. Healthy n tasty bowl.Nice space you have got,I am following you through GFC now,would be glas if you follow me back :)

  5. Thnks every one .Harini i am also in your GFC

  6. Love bisibela baath, you have made them very well.

  7. Authentic and delicious meal. You sure got it right from your mum-in-law.

  8. Very healthy and filling one pot meal, love it any time dear....

  9. Healthy one pot meal. Thanks for linking.

  10. delicious one pot meal!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...



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