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Bisi Bele Bhath Recipe

Bisi Bele Bhath is a traditional karnataka recipe which made with rice, lentil and mix vegetables. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Karnataka
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Preeti Garg


  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/3 Cup Yellow Pigeon Lentils Toor Dal
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Carrot Cubed
  • 1/4 Cup Green Peas Frozen
  • 1 Medium Sized Potato Diced
  • Few French Beans Chopped
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion Chopped
  • Tamarind Lemon Sized, Soaked
  • 1/2 Tsp. Jaggery
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Bisi Bele Bath Masala
  • 1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp. Asafoetida
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Few Cashewnuts Broken
  • 2 Tbsp. Ghee
  • Khara Boondi for Garnishing


  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and cook in pressure cooker with 4 cups of water.
  3. Cook till to 3-4 whistles and keep aside.
  4. Soak the tamarind in hot water and when it softens, Squeeze the pulp and keep aside.
  5. Heat the ghee in a pan.
  6. Add chopped vegetables, salt and turmeric powder with 1 cup water and cook the vegetable till to tender.
  7. Now add the tamarind paste, jaggery and chopped onion and cooked till to raw smell goes. Now add cooked rice and dal and mix well.
  8. Add bisi bele bath masala and mix well.
  9. Cook till to mashed consistency. Add more water if needed to adjust the consistency like khichdi.

  10. Heat the ghee in separate pan, add mustrad seeds, asafoetida, and cashew and curry leaves. Pour this tempering over the bisi bele bath and mix well.

  11. Garnish with boondi.
  12. Serve hot with papad and pickle.