STEP 1.In a pressure cooker add 1 cup washed rice, 1 cup washed toor (arhar) dal, ½ turmeric (haldi) powder, salt to taste. Add 3 cups water and pressure cook for 2 whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes till rice and dal are soft and mushy. Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Keep aside.
STEP 1.In a preheated pan, add 1 tbsp chana dal (bengal gram), 1 tbsp split white urad dal. Roast for about 2 to 3 minutes on low to medium heat till dals turn light brown and not dark brown.
STEP 1.Then add 1 tsp methi (fenugreek) seeds, 2 tbsp coriander seeds, 4 to5 cloves (lavang), 1 inch cinnamon stick, 3 cardamoms (elaichi) and 4 to 5 dry red chillies. Roast on low till the aromas come through.
STEP 1.Lastly add 1tbsp poppy seeds and ¼ cup grated coconut. Continue roasting for about a minute. Turn off the heat.
STEP 1.Transfer the roasted ingredients to a grinding jar and grind to a powder. Bisi bele bhaat spice mix is ready. Keep aside.
STEP 1.In a pressure cooker add 10 sambar onions halved, 1 drumstick cut into 1 inch pieces, ½ cup green beans (french beans) cut into lengthwise 1 inch pieces, 2 carrots diced, 1 green pepper diced, 2 roughly chopped tomatoes, 2 cups tamarind water , ½ tsp asafoetida (hing), a little salt, 1 tsp turmeric powder , the ground spice mixture, 2 tsp jaggery.
STEP 1.Add a little water and mix well. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and release the pressure immediately by holding the cooker under running water. Keep aside.
STEP 1.Open the rice cooker and stir the rice and dal and mash it a little with the back of the cooking ladle to make a coarse mixture. Add 2 tbsp of ghee and mix it in well.
STEP 1.Then add the cooked vegetable sambar mixture. And stir well to combine with the mashed rice. Check for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly.
STEP 1.To make the tadka, in a preheated pan add 2 tbsp ghee, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 sprig curry leaf, 2 dry red chillies . Saute till tadka (tempering) crackles.
STEP 1.Pour tadka over the bisi bele bhaat. Mix well.
STEP 1.Add ½ cup steamed green peas, ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
STEP 1.Bisi bele bhaat is ready. Seve topped with crunchy boondi.
calories per serving
38 g Fat131 g Protein554 g Carbs129 g FiberOther
Vitamins & Minerals
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment