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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.