Bisi Bele Bath, also known as BBB, is a traditional dish from the Indian state of Karnataka. Bisi Bele Bath translates to 'Hot Lentil Rice' in Kannada. It's a spicy, rice-based dish with origins in the Mysore Palace. It is essentially a one-pot dish made from rice, Toor dal (lentils), tamarind pulp, a special spice blend called Bisi Bele Bath powder, and vegetables. The dish is often served hot with a dollop of ghee.
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Thoroughly wash the rice and Toor dal, and cook together with a pinch of turmeric until soft.
In a pan, heat the oil and add mustard seeds to it. Once they splutter, add hing.
To this, add the chopped vegetables and saute until tender.
Now add Bisi Bele Bath powder and salt, and mix well.
Add the tamarind pulp to this and mix well.
Now add the cooked rice and dal mixture to the pan and combine well, ensuring there are no lumps.
Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with a dollop of ghee before serving hot.