Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Instant Bisibelebath (Moongdal version)

Think of Karnataka cuisine the first thing which pops into our mind is most delicious and authentic dish Bisibelebath.The name itself suggests that it's a combination of rice ,lentils and spicy powder.There are varaties of Bisibelebath you can make,for example Oats Bisibelebath,Avalakki Bisibelebath,Cracked Wheat Bisibelebath and so on.This time I gave a try to Bisibelebath with moongdal (hesarubele).


1 Cup Sona Masoori Rice
1/2 Cup Moong Dal
1 Carrot ( chopped lengthwise)
1/4 cup Lima Beans ( I used frozen)
1 Tbsp of peanuts
1  1/2 tsp of Garam Masala
1 tsp Red Chillie & Turmeric powder
Cashews & Cilantro to garnish
3/4 tsp of tamarind paste
Coconut powder as desired
Salt to taste
5 to 6 cups of water

For Seasoning;
Oil and 1 tbsp each
Mustard seeds,asafeotida & curry leaves
Procedure :
Cook rice,vegetables and moongdal together with measured water in a pressure cooker and bring them to 5 whistles.
In a sauce pan heat oil,add mustard seeds,asafeotida,curry leaves,salt.Sim the heat add garam masala,cashews,red chillie and turmeric powder.Saute them for less then a minute.Finally add tamarind paste...
Mix the above with cooked rice.Add hot water to the rice if needed.
Garnish them cashews and cilantro.

Rice Specialities