Nov 26, 2009

Bisi bela bhath

We love this ... thats what I can say. Its not a tough recipe so making it is always a yes when someone demands at home including me. Started liking this when I used to stay as a paying guest in hyd. Aunty used to make this on sundays and i was sure never to miss it. From then on the fancy has been on.

This is what u'll need....

Chana dal 1/2 cup
Rice 3/4 cup
Onion 1 med
Garlic 3 cloves
Chopped veggies 3 cup - carrot, beans, brinjal, potato, tomato, drumstick
Coconut 2tbspn
Garam masala 1 tspn
Cumin powder 1/2 tspn
Coriander powder 1/2 tspn
Fennel powder 1/2 tspn
Chilli powder 1/2  tspn
Sambar powder 1 1/2 tspn
Tamarind paste 1/2 tspn
Ghee 3 tbspn

Here is the stir....
  • Pressure cook chana dal, onion and garlic for 2 whistle
  • Add chopped vegetables and salt and cook till 1 more whistle
  • In a microwave safe bowl add coconut, garam masala, cumin, coriander, fennel, chilli powder, tamarind paste, sambar powder and water. Cook it for 2-3 mins
  • Wash and add rice to the rice cooker. Pour the cooked dal and veg's mixture followed by the masala mix.
  • Add extra 1 cup of water than you would usually for rice
  • When serving, top it with ghee and have raitha, mixture for sides

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