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Easy Yummy Hot Lentil Rice/Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi Bele Bath or Hot Lentil Rice as once my Kannada friend told me, is one of my favorite rice dishes.. And why not.. it has lots of lentils, vegetables.. is served hot and is spicy and is easy to make.. To add to everything, it is a nice filling comfort meal especially when temperatures are subzero outside :)

3 cups rice
1 cup Tuvar Dal(Toor Dal/Kandhi Pappu)
3 Tbsp MTR Bisibele bath Masala (only MTR no other, available in Indian Grocery Stores)
Lemon size ball of tamarind (soaked and juice squeezed out)
1.5 Cups mixed veggies (peas, beans, carrot, potato, corn, cauliflower.. pretty much whatever you like)
2 Tbsp Ghee
2 tsp Turmeric
2 Green Chillies (slit length-wise - not fully but more than 2/3rd way through)
2 tsp Oil
salt as per taste
chilli powder as per taste

Soak the tamarind and keep aside. Wash the dal,Wash rice and put both of them into the rice cooker (you may cook it in a pan outside or in a pressure cooker too). Add a little extra water than you would usually do. Add some turmeric, oil, green chillies and the mixed vegetables. Add some salt as per taste and also 1 Tbsp of MTR Bisi Bele Bath Masala And cook the rice mixture.

When done, in a large pan add some ghee, and do the basic south indian tempering.. with mustard seeds, cumin, curry leaves. Now, add the rice, stir, squeeze juice from soaked tamarind, add it to the rice. Mix well. May add some water for a stirring consistency. Add the rest of the MTR masala. Also, stir in the rest of the ghee..
Add chilli powder and salt as per taste.. Mix well.. let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes until the ghee starts to separate.. Turn off the heat and remove from stove. Yummy... nutritious.. bisi bele bath is ready. Serve hot.

Goes well with some plain yogurt on the side or just by itself. My son loves this too.. and I like to serve it to him for all the goodies.. Its a nice hot comfort meal on a snowy tuesday evening !! Enjoy !

This goes to Harini/Sunshine Mom's FIC Yellow Event and also to Srivalli's My Legume Love Affair - Seventh Helping event initiated by Susan @ The Well-Seasoned Cook


Happy cook said...

Yumm, i can spoon straigt and enjoy them.
Looks delicius.

Asha said...

YUMMY!! I love love BBB, never tires of eating this. looks good, P! :))

Nithya Praveen said...

A typical South Indian dish...Karnataka to be precise.I jes love this.Thanks to the MTR powders which makes life easy.This definetly is a great stuff!

Vanamala said...

Nice method of bisibele bath fav dish ever...

Vaishali said...

This is one of my favorites too, Pallavi. Your version certainly looks delicious.

Maya said...

I agree Bisibele bhath is comfort food, especially in winter time. I like the way u have mentioned MTR n no other :D..MTR is really good.

LG said...

Super! BBB, chips and raita is something we crave for :)

sunshinemom said...

I make this very often and love it like anything!! You must have been all warmed up after having this - thank you!

Usha said...

This is one of my favorites especially in cold weather...yours looks yum !

meeso said...

Yum, so warm and comforting!

Srivalli said...

That looks good pallavi...thanks for the entry!

Rajee said...

Super and comfort food with chips.

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