Karnataka: Bisi Bele Bath – Spicy Rice And Lentil Dish




Welcome to Karnataka, the land of rich culture and delectable cuisine! Get ready to embark on a culinary journey as we discover the flavors of 'Bisi Bele Bath.' 2


Slide into a bowl of comfort with Bisi Bele Bath, a spicy rice and lentil dish that has been loved for generations in Karnataka. 3


Step into the kitchen and let's start cooking! First, we need to gather the ingredients - rice, lentils, vegetables, tamarind, and a special blend of spices. 4


In a pressure cooker, cook the rice and lentils until they are soft and mushy. This will create the perfect base for our Bisi Bele Bath. 5


While the rice and lentils are cooking, let's prepare the masala. Roast and grind the spices - cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, and red chilies. 6


In a separate pan, heat some oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and asafoetida. This will infuse the dish with aromatic flavors. 7


Now, add the chopped vegetables of your choice - carrots, beans, peas. Let them cook until they are tender and add a vibrant touch to the dish. 8


Once the vegetables are cooked, add the tamarind pulp, jaggery, and the freshly ground masala. Let the flavors mingle and the dish come to a boil. 9


Finally, add the cooked rice and lentils to the pan. Mix everything together gently, ensuring that the flavors are evenly distributed. 10