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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Bisi Bele Bhaat

Couple of my friends had been asking for my Bisi Bele Bhaat recipe since a looooong time..... I finally made up my mind and prepared it today!!!Anjana, Shwetha....I'm sorry about the delay.... But I'm sure you'll understand ;))

Bisibele Bhaat has been an all time favourite dish for all kannadigas... And its no different in our house. Naveen is a huuuuuuge Bisi Bele Bhaat lover. With some raita, he can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even the next day's breakfast too!!! :))

Most of the people use Urad/Chana dal for the Bisi Bele Bhaat masala. But the one that I have for you here is a little different. I got this recipe from my mom and she got it from her grandmom, years ago.... So you can say, this recipe has been passing down in the family since generations!! :). Hope you like it as much we do!!!


1 cup White rice
1 cup Toor dal
1 cup grated coconut
1 tsp Oil
1 Onion medium sized
1 cup Peas and carrots, chopped
1/2 cup Beans, chopped
1 Potato, medium sized
1/4 tsp Tamarind paste
1/2 tsp
1 tsp Mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
2 tsp Cashews
2 tbsp Ghee
A pinch of hing
Salt as per taste

For the Masala:
4-5 Dry red chillies, low to medium spiced
3 tsp Coriander seeds
4-5 Cloves
4"-5" Cinnamon/Chakke/Dalchini

  1. Peel and chop onions into strips. Wash, peel and cut potatoes into 1" cubes.

  2. Add oil and haldi to the dal;Pressure cook rice, dal and vegetables with lots of water (I use 6 cups of water for every cup of rice and toor dal). Make sure that the dal and rice is well cooked.

  3. Meanwhile, dry roast red chillies, cinnamon, coriander seeds and cloves until you smell the fresh aroma of masalas.

  4. Powder the masala in a blender without adding any water.

  5. Add grated coconut and grind the masala to a smooth paste with some water.

  6. Mix the masala with the cooked rice-dal-veggie mixture;Heat the mixture on medium flame and bring to boil. Stir regularly.

  7. Add tamarind paste,jaggery and salt; Mix well and bring to boil again.

  8. For the tadka, heat ghee; Add mustard seeds. Add hing, cashews and curry leaves after the seeds splutter. Mix well with Bisi Bele Bhaat and serve hot with raita/potato chips/mixture!


Roopa said...

Ramya, the bisibhelle bhat looks delicious, thumba chenagidde! i make very differently!

Anonymous said...

Ramya, BBB thumba chennagi kannuthidhe. I just prepared BBB y'day I will be posting ot shortly.

Richa said...

hey the BBB looks yummy, love it. usually i use the mtr mix, would like to try ur version sometime.

FH said...

YAY!!! Our classic BBB!!! I love ot too.I have my version in my blog.Looks great Ramya.I will try your's too.Thank you for this:))

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Tx!! :))) Yeah.. the method I follow is a little different :)

Cool!! Will wait for your version! :)

Tx Richa! Yeah, MTR masala is also good. But, nothing like the taste and smell of homemade masala... I'm sure everyone will agree with me on that :)

@ Asha,
hehe :) Right, Asha... All kannadigas love BBB!!! Will check your version right away!!

USHA said...

Hi Ramya,
Bisi looks authenic and gr8..Oh it has passed from 2 generations!!!! then i bet it taste heaven..Sure gonna try ur version..
Thanks for sharing.

Deepa said...

You know ramya ...i alwasy make bisi bele bhaat and it turns out to be a sambhar rice ..thks for this recipe ..will surely try this ....

Suganya said...

Bisi bele bhaat is mouth watering...I like it a lot...nice one

Sia said...

i guess BBB is every kannadigas fav:) i too am huuuge fan of BBB and actually love to eat it for bf, lunch, dinner and i feel it tastes better next day. so its usual thing for me to cook BBB for 2 days and have it with potato chips....yummmm....

Anonymous said...

First time visitor to your site.Nice recipes you have here.I am kannadiga too,so nimma blog sikkidu thumba kushi aithu:) I want to try ur bisi bele bath,but have a doubt with the recipe.Do I cook onions along with the veggies?And do I have to add oil while cooking veggies,dal n rice together.I am bit confused,pls do clarify.I prepare BBB with the powder my MIL sent to me.Yours looks delicious n easy to prepare too.Will definitely want to try it:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, glad you girls liked it!! Sure, try it out and let me know.. :)

hey, tx!! :)

You are right Sia.... its the fav dish of all kannadigas, n like you said it taste better the net day! :)

Hi there!! Glad you liked my recipes and my blog..thanx :). Coming to your doubt..
1. Yes, add about half a tsp oil and a pinch of haldi while cooking the dal & rice along with veggies. Dal cooks faster with the oil and haldi.
2. I combine onions with the other veggies and cook along with the dal and rice. Aadre, eerulli na swalpa doddadaagi cut maadi haaki.... illandre, adu karagi hoga bahudu :)
Enjoi and keep visiting!!

Anonymous said...

I love BBB! Check out namma mane BBB on my blog. We use tur dal too.

Prema Sundar said...

I love bisibelebhath Ramya.. But Iam so lazy to do it more often... I too have posted the recipe for this dish sometime back.. looks good.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Vani, Prema,
Oh cool.. Will check it out soon!!

bee said...

ramya, what a wonderful blog you have!! thanks for droppin by ours. have added you to the blogroll.

Viji said...

This is my favorite too. Very nice recipe. Nice to read your version. Viji

Jayashree Anil said...

Came across your blofg for the first time yesterday, started going thru recipes since I too am a kannadiga. YOur BBB recipe caught my attention since it was authentic and didnt have the usual long list of spices. I tried it today and it was awesome. Moreover easy to make, so can try many times now.
Thanks for sharing the recipe, mean it!!! Whatever recipes I have tried form the blogs( i try atleast 1-2 /week)have come out good.


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Jayashree Anil,
Hey there! Glad you liked my blog and even happy that the recipes you tried out turned out good!!! Hoping to post more interesting and many more Karnataka specific recipes!!! Thanx again!

Nirmala said...

I fry onions and green peppers along with the seasoning and add it along with the other veggies. Tastes very good.

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Anonymous said...

ramya,i was looking for this recipe BBB on net and i came across urs...i tried it and it was yummylicious!i added extra red chillies cos we like spicy dishes.i made instant manga pickle and it was good with the BBB.my husband and i finished it completely for lunch.thanks for posting and keep up this fantastic work...hats off.

Srini Thati said...

Awesome!! I couldn't resist try this out. It came out wonderful.
Thanks for another great recipe

Geeta Pai said...

hallo Ramya, really it is mouth watering dish. my son asks for it repetedly. thank u

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Vidya said...

I made it this way (usually I use sambar powder) with own powder and it beat mtr taste!

thanks for the recipe