Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bisi Belle Bath

Last week we had a potluck at my house. Then Saroj brought this bisi belle bath. I tasted it for the first time. It was very good. Later, I asked her the recipe. Yesterday I tried it. It came out really good. First I learnt Rasmalai from her and second one is this. Both are very good recipes. Thank you Saroj.

Learnt From:

I learnt this recipe from my friend Saroj.


Raw-Rice --- 1 cup
Toor Dal --- ½ cup
Water --- 2 cups & 1 cup
Onion --- 1 Big
Potato --- 1
Carrots --- 2
Frozen Green Peas --- ¾ cup
Peanuts --- ¼ cup
Salt --- to taste
Tomatoes --- 2
Oil --- 5 tblsn
Mustard seeds --- 1 tblsn
Turmeric Powder --- a big pinch
Ghee --- 3 tblsn

For Grinding:

Tamarind --- a full fist
Onion --- ½ of the big one (fried)
Cinnamon stick --- ½ of the stick
Cloves --- 5-6
Dry Red Chilies --- 8
Shredded Coconut --- 5 tblsn
Jaggary --- ½ piece
Sambar Powder --- 4 tsp

I used sambar powder 2 tsp and MTR Rasam Mix powder 2 tsp. If you have this rasam powder use this also it tastes really wonderful.


Add 1 cup of raw-rice and ½ cup of toor dal to a pressure cooker. Clean them twice with water. Add 2 cups of water and enough salt to it. Pressure cook it for a whistle. Wait till the pressure goes away. Transfer the content to another bowl.

Chop ½ of the big onion. Peel and chop 2 Carrots & a Potato. In the same cooker add chopped ones, ¾ th cup of green peas & ¼ th cup of peanuts. Add one cup of water and enough salt to the cooker and cook it for a whistle.

Heat tamarind in a little water … take 2 cups of tamarind juice out of it by adding little more water. Chop ½ of the big onion into pieces. Heat a tblsn of oil and fry chopped onions. In a blender add fried onions, ½ of the cinnamon stick, 5 cloves, 8 dry red chilies, shredded coconut, sambar powder & 1/2 piece of jaggery … Grind them to a smooth paste by adding little tamarind juice to the blender.

Chop ½ of the big onion and 2 tomatoes into pieces. In a deep big saucepan add 5 tblsn of oil. Add mustard seeds. Fry them till they splutter. Add a big pinch of turmeric powder. Add chopped onions fry it for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes … fry it for 2 more minutes. Add the grinded paste, cooked vegetables & cooked rice with toordal to the saucepan.

Add remaining tamarind juice and adjust salt.

Cover it with a lid and cook it on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes till the aroma spreads. Remove it from heat. Add 3 tblsn of ghee. Mix well.

Have it with Raitha. To see Raitha recipe... Click here.


  1. Sailja...i tried this recipe and it came out really good.

  2. Hi Sailu ... thanks a lot ... i tried this recipe and loved it ... i always used to search different sites for recipes but now i can find all the recipes in this single site ... very good collection. thanks once again

  3. Hai sailaja,thanks for the recipe. I tried this recipe it came really good,keep it up.

  4. Excellent recipe! Thanks a lot!

    -Novice Cook

  5. Hey anny idea what would be the overall coast to prepare 1 kg of bisi balle bhat at home?

  6. hi ,
    your bisi belle bath is always a hit!


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