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Bisi bele bath
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Bisi bele bath

Bisi bele bath is a traditional rice based recipe from the Indian State of Karnataka. Bisi bele bath mean hot lentil rice. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: karnataka
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Kadai


  • Onion – 1 medium sized cubed
  • Tomato – 1
  • Carrot – 1
  • Beans – 5-8
  • Potato – 1
  • Green Peas – ½ cup
  • Peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Cooked Rice – 1 cup
  • Cooked Dal – 1 cup
  • Tamarind – 1 lemon sized
  • Bibi bele bath powder – 4 tsp
  • Water as needed
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt as needed

To Temper:

  • Ghee / Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli – 3
  • Curry Leaves – 1-2 springs
  • Cashew Nuts - 10
  • Hing a pinch
  • Desiccated Coconut / Dry Coconut – 1 to 2 tbsp


  • Chop in all the vegetables before you start. Cube the tomato, Potato and Onions and chop the Beans and Carrots lengthwise. In a cooking pan add in 2 cups of water and then add in the Chopped veggies.
  • Along with the veggies add in turmeric powder and salt and cover and cook the veggies till done. It may take around 20 mins in a medium flame. Meanwhile cook the dal and rice and keep it ready.
  • Now the vegetables would have been cooked fully add in the cooked rice, Dal and Tamarind water .Mix everything well, let it come to a boil. Check for salt and then add in the Bisi bele bath Masala.
  • In a low flame cook for another 10 mins till the raw smell of the masala leaves if the rice is too thick add in water as it tends to get thick once it cools down .Now switch off the flame. In a pan heat the Ghee
  • To the hot ghee add in mustard seeds, Cashew nuts ,Curry Leaves and Dry Red Chilli and finally add in Dry Coconut and finally pour this over the prepared bisi bele bath serve hot with boondi.


  • The entire process can be carried out in the pressure cooker too.
  • If so cook the vegetable sin cooker for 2 whistle and then the same like rest of the process. But make sure the veggies and rice don’t get mashed.
  • Serve with Chips or Mixture.
  • Tastes best when served hot topped with Ghee and Boondi.
Keyword Bisi bele bath
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