Mysore special Bisi bele bath

Bisi bele bath
Photo: Kavitha Thekkanmar

Bisi bele bath is a Karnataka special dish that originated in the royal kitchens of Mysore palace and became popular across Karnataka. This royal dish can be made easily with half a cup of white rice. Let's check out the recipe. 

1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp cashew nut 
1 tbsp oil 
1 tsp mustard 
¼ fenugreek 
1 tbsp chana dal 
¼ tsp asafoetida powder 
1 stalk of curry leaves
½ cup shallots
¾ cup finely chopped potato
½ cup finely chopped carrots
½ cup beans 
½ cup green peas

Soak half a cup of white rice and chana dal for half an hour and set aside
Heat ghee, roast cashew nuts and set aside
Add a tablespoon of oil to this and splutter mustard, fenugreek, chana dal, asafoetida powder and curry leaves
Then saute the vegetables respectively. Cover and cook for 5 minutes
Add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, 2 tablespoons of Bisi bele bath masala powder, a teaspoon of Kashmiri chilli powder and sufficient salt and mix well
Add 2 cups of water and cook the vegetables well
Now add the cooked rice and nuts and cook for 10 minutes until slightly thick yet of pouring consistency
Then add coriander leaves and roasted cashew nuts and serve with pickle and papad.

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