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bisi bele bath maduva vidhana



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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1 cup

Toor dal

1 cup


A pinch

Salt as per taste


2 tablespoons

hing (asafoetida)

A pinch

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

Bisi Bele Bath powder

2 tablespoons

chopped vegetables (carrots, peas, tomato, green beans)

1 cup

tamarind pulp

1 tablespoon

Ghee for garnish



Step 1:

Thoroughly wash the rice and Toor dal, and cook together with a pinch of turmeric until soft.

Step 2:

In a pan, heat the oil and add mustard seeds to it. Once they splutter, add hing.

Step 3:

To this, add the chopped vegetables and saute until tender.

Step 4:

Now add Bisi Bele Bath powder and salt, and mix well.

Step 5:

Add the tamarind pulp to this and mix well.

Step 6:

Now add the cooked rice and dal mixture to the pan and combine well, ensuring there are no lumps.

Step 7:

Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 8:

Garnish with a dollop of ghee before serving hot.

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