Friday, May 21, 2010

Bisibelabath / Sambhar Rice

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Bisibelabath, the so called Sambhar sadam is one of the most favorite dishes of mine. And I have a lot of nostalgic memories for this dish. :)

Years back, during my schooling my best buddy who is a native of Karnataka used to bring this dish for lunch and I still remember the way I used to crazily eat it. :) And since then, we have been making it at home regularly and all of us truly relish it.

Yes, bisibelabath or bisibelahuliyanna is a dish that originated in Karnataka and would be found in restaurants that serve Udupi cuisine. The large amount of fresh and home ground spices give this dish a unique aroma and taste that would tempt you to eat more and more :)

Bisibelabath

Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Toor dhall - 1/2 cup
Fresh peas - 1/2 cup
Small onions - 1/2 cup
Carrots - 3
Potatoes - 2

Tamarind extract - 1 cup
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - for taste
Ghee - 3 tbl sp
Cashew nuts - few

For masala:

Coriander seeds(Dhaniya) - 3 tsp
Fenugreek(Vendhayam) - 1/2 tsp
Black gram dhall - 2 tsp
Bengal gram dhall - 1 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 10-15 according to your requirement
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Grated coconut - 1 1/2 tbl sp

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Method:

Cook dhall and rice together in pressure cooker by adding 6 cups of water.

Dice potatoes and carrots into small pieces and pressure cook them along with peas.

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Fry all the masala ingredients except coconut in one tsp of oil till they turn light brown. Now add the coconut and fry for just a minute and powder it.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and fry the peeled onions for few minutes. Add tamarind extract to it and boil till the raw smell goes. Mix salt, asafoetida, cooked vegetables and powdered spices to it. Now add the cooked rice mixture and mix well till everything blends.

Heat ghee and fry the cashew nuts and garnish it on top of the bisibelabath.

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Serve it hot with raw onions or onion raitha :) Potato chips goes great with it too :)

Yummy bisibelabath is ready. Happy making :)

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Written by: Nithya
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52 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so yumm.

Asha said...

Gorgeous photos, love all of them. Of course, BBB is my fave dish as Kannadiga myself. Looks mouthwatering.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I make sambhar rice without the whole garam masala! I hav eto try adding those and try! Looks so nice,and the serving bowl and laddle look authentic!

Priti said...

Looks delicious and lovely clicks...

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey Thanks for clearing this out for me

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey Thanks for clearing this out what is bisibelbath....The rice looks scrumptious and very comforting

Pavithra Srihari said...

hey mouthwatering bisebalabath da ..

Loved the bowl and ladle ... very authentic

rekhas kitchen said...

Oooohhh very comfort food beautiful presentation Nithya

Deepti said...

Lovely presentation nitya n nice clicks.

divya said...

hey mouthwatering bisibelabath dear ..Lovely presentation nice clicks...

AvanthiRao said...

lovely clicks :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Nice presentation Nithya...we are also big fans of BBB...I can have it anytime :)

Nitha said...

Nice presentation... looks yummy..

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது..ப்டங்கள் மிகவும் அருமை...

Kairali sisters said...

Droolworthy sambar rice NIts..Looks super delish!!

Love
Kairali sisters

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely presentation.. looks wonderful and yummyy.. thanx for sharing nithya.. :)

PranisKitchen said...

wow what a lovely presenatation.the serving pot superb..i am really happy to see such a nice presentation.
The sambar rice its so delicious.i like the sambar rice because its so easy and no need to worry about the cooking time..good one nithya

Life is beautiful!!! said...

I loved all the pictures and consistency of the preparation. Gr8 :)

Mriganayani said...

That is so authentic and traditional looking - love the pictures and the presentation! Keep up the great work.

Parita said...

Lovely clicks dear..nicely presented, i want a promise from u? I love bisibelabath so u got to make this for me when we meet..ok?

Chitra said...

Love the serving bowl and ladle a lot. Nice click..i make this once in a month..its our fav :)

Madhuri said...

Nithya, BBB looks really awesome ans so as your photography.
Very traditional urli is my eye catcher ;) can I get more info on that.

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks delicious..beautiful presentation.

Aps said...

Niths dear..... it is just awesome........... the clicks r sssooooooooooooooooooo gud n so is the wood vessel :)

Vrinda said...

Thanx for this recipe,i was looking for it..nice presentation...

Manjulaprabakaran said...

hey nithi iam going crazy on ur recipes and photography, u r tooooooooooooooooooooooo gud at it.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Super presentation......love the bowl too.Yum

Priya said...

Wat a comforting food, my favourite!! awesome clicks Nithya..

SS said...

is this kinda vegetable khichdi ??

Jay said...

Nice, simple and yet very very yummy recipe from you dear...Lovely authentic clicks...

Yummy Team said...

Bisibelabath looks yummy!! Love the presentation and pics, Nithya..That bowl looks beautiful!

Dipika said...

Awesome.I see traditional karnataka recipe..bisi bele bath..with the Milagai..great combo...Thanks for posting Nithya....
Again..: "Nice clicks" will be my standard quote in ur blog :P

Madhavi said...

Oh I love bisibelabath and urs looks mouth-drooling..

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious rice Dear..bowl and the ladle looks very cute..great click..

LK said...

it look inviting .. its my fav too.. keep writing...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

our family fav food.luks gr8!love the presentation.too gud!

Anuradha said...

Wow... Wow... Wow... What a presentation. Your pics are sooooo tempting... I missed the bisi... :(

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Oh such a gorgeous photo dear!!! Feel like having it right now. Very nice presentation

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Yummy Team said...

Hi Nithya,
We have an award waiting for you at our space. Please do stop by to collect it.

Priya said...

Luks yum :)...

Leena said...

Fabulous dish and amazing presentation!

Rekha shoban said...

yummy sambar rice and lovely clicks!

priya said...

hi dear,

There is an award waiting for u in my blog!!..please collect it!

Aparna said...

this is really nice.would luv to try this

Simply Life said...

wow, that looks great!

M D said...

Noooooooh! Why call Bisibelabath as Sambhar Rice when the spices used for both are different! Your BBB looks just too tempting. Love that serving dish. Do you have any give-aways coming up ;) ????

AdukalaVishesham said...

We love Bisibellebath....The pics are superb..love the dish you have served in...

Pedhakka said...

Lovely pic !!!

simply.food said...

ew dish to me but it sounds wonderfully aromatic and flavoursome.I love the dish you have used for presentaion its amazing.

Gayathri said...

Post is great I love your blog completely but I disagree on this title.

This is BBB & not sambar rice. Sambar rice is like make sambar then add rice & mix. In BBB you have different spices, its freshly made moreover in karnataka jaggery is also used...thats specializes the taste of BBB.

Sanch said...

Hi ,
I tried the BBB today and it came out awesome. The only mistake I did was overcook the rice and dal together and came out little mushy. But the taste was very good.

Charles Yovan Kingsley said...

thanks for the wonderful recipe..

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