Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bisibele Bath


Radhika of Tickling Palates has announced a fun way to link up with bloggers with an event called the "Blog hop Wednesday". The aim is to make a lot friends who come with a recipe in tow. Sounds like fun right. I have been paired up this week with Sangeetha from Typical Indian cooking. She has a lot of recipes on the blog and a friendly person too. I chose to make bisibele bath from her blog. This is my husbands favorite recipe. I have made my version of the classic Karnataka special. So do check out the recipe.
 
Bisibele Bath
Ingredients
Rice-1 cup
Toor Dal-1/2 cup
Mixed vegetables- I used 1 carrot,2 brinjals,4-5 strings of beans)
Lemon sized tamarind-Soaked
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Baby onions-10 nos
Sambar powder-1tsp
oil-for frying onions
Ghee-1 spoon
Coriander leaves for garnish

For the powder to be fried  and powdered
1-cardamom
1-clove
1-cinnamon stick
Coriander seeds-1tbsp
Bengal gram dal-1 tbsp
Red chillies-2
1-Star anise-optional


This method of mine is very simple. I pressure cook the vegetables,rice and dal with salt and turmeric powder. I use six glasses of water to be put in the cooker's container. Once this is done. I take a vessel,extract the tamarind juice,put the spice  powder and sambar powder,add the rice and other ingredients to this and let this mixture cook well. Once well done add the pearl onions(which is fried in oil) to this mixture. Garnish with coriander leaves. Add a dollop of ghee while serving. I have not used coconut, if you wish to you can use 1/2 cup grated coconut. Serve this with a raita of your choice.

23 comments:

  1. wow i love baby onions in rice.. this method seems to be quick i cook rice and dhal n make the rest will try this quicky method too..yumm rice..

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  2. Such a comfort giving one pot meal. Thanks for sharing this quick version. I personally felt that the process is a bit laborious but this sounds very quick.

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  3. My favorite,never tried with this masala combination,nice authentic presentation!

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  4. The house would have filled with the aroma of BBB with that final dollop of ghee..love it anyday

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  5. this is our family fav and looks well done !

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  6. Looks yumm, will check your classic version also. Nice presentation.

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  7. My favorite! Nice picture too :)

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  8. This looks so yummy Shalini and love the effect in the pics too!!!!!

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  9. Bookmarked...!!! This is a delicious, authentic version of BBB!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. Different procedure but I guess the same awesome taste!!

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  11. nice click and very authentic recipe

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  12. It is very tempting. First time here and glad to follow you.

    Invitation for a Potluck
    Event - LGSS_Potato

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  13. My ever favorite rice :) Love it. Your first click is nice. The wooden board is giving a nice rustic look :)

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  14. A classic n you presented it so well ~ love the authentic look!
    Us Masala

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  15. Perfect and comforting one pot meal.

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  16. traditional recipe aroma of it i feeled here.
    we are part of this event so must share with eacother our ideas by visiting every blog.

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  17. Such comfort food and looks absolutely delicious. Very easy to make too:):)

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  18. Hey dear ~Sorry for getting back to you so late-Regarding you questions about my pictures... I am still at learning phase to be honest.As far as I am concerned a good DSLR camera and proper lighting is the main thing. Props and colors also makes a difference.I don't plan anything before , and just when i am ready to take pictures i visualize it with different colors..that's it dear- and thanks a lot for asking :)

    PS ~ Feel free to not to publish this comment.
    Us Masala

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  19. a healthy one pot meal and I love the onions peeping out of ur dish :)


    WWC - Oats in baking

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  20. This looks delicious. Is the rice soft, like a porridge or risotto?

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