Sagari's Bisi bele bath pictures were so tempting that I made this dish today. I quickly glanced at the ingredients she had used and prepared it in a different way.
1. To pressure cook:
Thur dhal-1/4 cup
Water-2.5 cups(or adjust according to how mushy you want the rice to get)
2. To roast in a drop of oil and grind(roast everything except coconut till golden brown and finally add coconut and fry for another minute):
Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
Channa dal-1 tbsp
Cinnamon-1 inch stick
Coconut grated-2 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-a few
4. Other ingredients:
2 cups of Veggies(like onions, potatoes, carrots, peas, corn)
Garlic finely chopped-2 pods
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Tamarind-small lime size
Coriander leaves- to garnish
Pressure cook rice and dhal together with water till they turn soft and mushy.
Roast the ingredients listed in 2 and grind it to a fine powder.
Soak tamarind in warm water and extract 2 cups of tamarind water and set aside. Heat oil in a pan, fry chopped veggies and garlic for 5 minutes. Add salt, turmeric powder and tamarind extract. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes till the veggies are cooked and raw smell of tamarind goes off. Add the ground masala powder, cooked rice and dhal, salt if necessary. Mix well and turn off the heat. Do the seasoning with ghee and pour on top of the mixture. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Some of you know that I won the diet food event hosted by Divya. I thank her for sending me a sweet gift card! It was so nice to receive it!! My special thanks to all those who voted for me :)
I managed to prepare Bisi bele bath without a drop of ghee :-) I used only oil in this recipe. Of course, it will taste best with ghee.