Bisi bela bath is one of the most popular and traditional recipe south Indian recipes in Karnataka. The word Bisi means “hot”, Bela means “dhal”, bath means “Rice”.I have learnt this recipe for my mom in my childhood itself.I always used to request my mom to make this recipe.she gave me this recipe with garnished kara boondhi(Indian snack).

what do you Need?
1. 1 cup Rice
2. ½ cup Toor dhal
3. 300 gms Vegetable mixture(finely chopped carrot(1 piece),beans(5 pieces),green peas(little),green chillies(4),brinjal(1)
4. 3 pods Garlic
5. 10 pieces Cashew nuts
6. Salt - to taste
7. Oil - 2 tablespoons
8. 1 onion; large size,finely chopped
9. 2 tomatoes; finely chopped
10. Asafoetida - a pinch
11. Ghee - 2 tablespoons

Spices/Masala Powder making:

1. 2 tsp Toor dhal
2. 1 tsp channa dhal
3. 1 tsp Urud dhal
4. 2 Red Chillies
5. 2 tsp Coriander seeds
6. 2 Cinnamon
7. Cloves - 3
8. ½ tsp Pepper
9. ½ tsp Cumin seeds
10. ½ tsp Fennel seeds
12. 5 Curry leaves
13.5 picecs/ 1/2 cup grated coconut
14. 3 tsp Tamarind juice



 1. Soak the uncooked Rice and toor dhal together in water for 20 minutes.
2. Heat oil and little bit of ghee in a pressure cooker and when hot add finely chopped onions and tomatoes fry until golden brown.
3. Now add the vegetables into the cooker and fry them in oil for next 5 minutes.
4. Strain the water from rice and dhal and add them to the pressure cooker and combine it well with the vegetables.
5. Add required salt and 6/7 cups of water. The water required for the rice varies. this one is supposed to be smash and needs more water than usual quantity of water you use to cook rice.
6. Fry the ingredients given for masala in a separate pan, cool and grind it to a paste with tamarind juice.
7. Now add the ground paste to the rice/vegetable mixture and blend it well and cook for another 5 minutes till the mixture blends.
8. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 4 whistles and switch off the stove.
9. You will feel the fine spices aroma. You can open the pressure pan lid after pressure will go down.
10. If you like to have this recipe as smash or temper, you can add some hot water and cook for 2 minutes.
11. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and ghee if you want.
12. Your Bisi(hot in kannada) bele(dhal) huli(sour) anna(rice) is ready to serve.


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