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Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

Jun 18, 2018







Get some delicious comfort food straight from Karnataka with this Bisi Bele Bath. It’s a bowl of steaming hot lentil rice with various spices which contribute to its unique flavour and delectable taste. Cook up this traditional dish by Varun Inamdar and pair it with raita, papad or an accompaniment of your choice.


    1 cup rice
    3/4 cup tur dal
    5 tbsp oil
    10-12 curry leaves
    5 cups water
    1 tsp turmeric powder
    4 tbsp sambhar masala powder
    1/2 cup potato dices
    1/2 cup red pumpkin dices
    1/2 cup carrots
    1/2 cup beans
    1/2 cup peas
    1/4 cup tamarind pulp
    1.5 tsp salt
    5 whistles


– Wash and soak rice and dal for at least 20 – 30 minutes
– Heat a pot, transfer the soaked rice and dal
– Add chopped vegetables, peas, salt and water.
– Add powdered spices to the mixture and combine it together
– Close the lid and let it cook for 25 – 30 minutes. Cook till the rice reaches the desired consistency
– Season with seasoning ingredients. Pour the seasoning over the bisi bele bath
– Last, add tamarind pulp to the dish and mix it well
– Ready to serve. Bisi Bele Bath is served with papad

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Chef Varun Inamdar is a famous Mumbai-based chef and chocolatier. He is the author of 'Celebrate Life, Food and Wine' and has featured on numerous food shows. He was a Mentor-Guest chef on Master Chef India. Chef Varun is the Brand Ambassador of Ecuadorian cocoa in India.

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