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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Avalakki(Poha) Bisi Bele Bath

3/4 cup Yellow Lentils / Toor Dal / Thogari Bele
1.5 cups Thick Beaten Rice / Dappa Avalakki / Phoha
1.5 cups finely chopped Beans
3/4 - 1 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 - 3/4 cup frozen/soaked Green Peas
1 medium sized Tomato
3 - 4 tsp MTR Bisi Bele Bath paste / powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1.5 tsp Bengal Gram seeds
2 tsp broken Cashew Nuts
5 - 6 Curry leaves
4 - 5 strands of Coriander leaves
3-4 tsp Ghee

Chop beans, carrot and tomato into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put yellow lentils in a vessel and wash them in water for about 2-3 times. Add this in a pressure cooker container. Add chopped vegitables, green peas, around 3 cups of water to the same vessel and cook.(3 whistles)

Put beaten rice in a vessel, add enough water and keep it aside for about 10-15 mins. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Put mustard seeds, bengal gram seeds, cashew nuts, 2 tsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan/vessel and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and fry them together for few seconds.

Add cooked yellow lentils mixture, soaked beaten rice, bisi bele bath paste/powder, salt, required amount of water and bring them to boil. (If you are using the bisi bele bath powder, add the required amount of tamarind water/pulp.) Add 2 tsp ghee, mix them well and keep the bisi bele bath in low flame for about 2-3 mins. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix them well.

Serve hot along with Chips or Mixture.


kitchen queen said...

wonderful,delicious and innovative recipe.

Chitra said...

My neighbor gave me to taste. I was thinking of the recipe. now i got from u. will try . bookmarked :)

Dr.Pratibha Mahesh said...

Avalakki bisi bele bath can be prepared with hesru bele too.

pradeep said...

Like the Indian bisibelebath recipethat has been one of the most searched because of its taste and its healthy benefits

Jayanthi said...

Interesting...Avalakki BBB...hmm should try...

Anonymous said...

great taste, good receipe... healthy too... thanks for sharing..