Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bisi Bele Bath.....( Easy way ).

Bisbele baath is made of  normally Raw rice and Toor Daal.   You can have this Baath at any time of the day. Since its full of vegetables, toor daal  and rice it is a healthy food too.
Things Needed:
Raw Rice : 1 cup.
Toor Daal : 4/3 cup.
Carrots: 2 medium sized.
Beans : 1/2 cup.( 10 to 15 beans will do).
Capsicum : 2 ( Medium sized).
Rasam powder: 2 Tea spoons.
Vanghibath Powder : 3 Table spoons
Coconut : Fresh and grated : 1/2 cup.
Mustard seeds : 1 Tea spoon.
Urd daal : 1 Tea spoon.
Oil: 3 Table spoons.
Curry leaves : 10 to 12 .
Asfoetida: ( ingh ) : a pinch.
Salt : to taste.
Tamarind Pulp : 2 table spoons.
Water : required water.
Turmeric powder : a pinch.
Method:
Wash rice and toor daal separately and cook separately . Now cut carrots, beans and capsicum and boil carrots and beans. ( Do not cook capsicum).  Soak a small lemon size tamarind  in 1/2 cup of hot water and squeeze out the pulp and keep it aside. Grind coconut,  vanghibaath powder and rasam powder till paste.
( use sufficient water to grind these mixture).
Now keep a big pan on the fire. Put cooked rice , daal and vegetables, salt and  turmeric powder.  Add tamarind pulp and ground coconut mixture. Mix it well.  Cook on the low flame. Stir in between so that it does not get burnt.  Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and urd daal. Let the mustard seed spurt. Add ingh and curry leaves, add  cut capsicum and fry for 3 to 4 minutes until the capsicum fry. Now add  this  mixture to  cooked bisibele baath.. Let it boil  for 2 to 3 minutes.   Now serve this " HOT BISIBELE BAATH "  with spoon of ghee on the top of the baath.  Can serve potato chips along with Bisibele baath.
Note. : Do not over cook rice. Can add more vegetables if you wish.  Peas, potatoes can also be added.
Can add fried cashew nuts also. You can also serve Bisi bele baath with Khara boondi . ( a kind of spicy mixture made by channa flour).  Can Use ready made Vaanghi baath powder and rasam powder . But the taste differ.
Method to prepare Vanghibaath and Rasam powder.  Can prepare in large quantity and store them in  air tight bottles or boxes and can use whenever you want them.
Vanghibaath powder : Roast channa daal, Urd daal , Coriander seeds, cloves , Cinnemon and red chillies.
Dry grind  it. ( Each spice 2 table spoons and cloves 5 to 6 and  a small cinnemon piece).
Rasam Powder : Roast Daniya seeds ( 2 table spoons),  methi (fenugrik ) seeds: 1/4 tea spoon, Jeera 1 tea spoon. Red chillies 6 to 8. Mix all the spice and dry grind and mix the powder thoroughly. Can add Ingh (a pinch ),  Mix thoroughly after dry grind it and then use .
Serves 4 to 5.

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