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Bissi Bele Bath Recipe |BissiBeleBath Recipe

Bisi Bele Bath Recipe | Bisibelebath recipe

Bissi Bele Bath is one of the mouth-watering and delicious recipes of Karnataka. it is often counted as one of the traditional recipes of Karnataka that we found in most of the Kannada speaking homes.

Bissi Bele Bath is so popular that you will find in most of the south Indian kitchen. This recipe is a no onion- no garlic recipe as it is a loved one recipe by the vegetarians who do not eat onions and garlic. Freshly used coconut is the main ingredient that is widely used in Bissi Bele Bath Recipe.

What exactly is Bissi Bele Bath?

Bissi Bele Bath is made with rice, lentils, mixed veggies and special homemade masala powder. The term Bissi is used for hot temperature, Bele is used for lentils and Bath translates to a Gooey dish. We can also say that Bissi bele Bath is the combo of Rice, lentils and mixed veggies with a special type of masala powder. As the name suggests, it has to be served hot.

Tips to make Bissi Bele Bath Recipe

Make sure that Bissi Bele Bath Recipe is a long process. We have to cook all the veggies, rice and lentils separately and mix everything together. To make Bissi Bele Bath recipe, you can use readymade Bissi Bele Bath masala powder or you can make it your own.

It is advisable to cook Dal and rice separately. Dal should be cooked mushy but not the rice thats why we preferred to cook them separately so as veggies.

Besi bele bath is one of such recipes that we can cook at festive sessions or we have guests home. Make the dish very gooey as it thickens over time. If it turns too thick, then it is advisable to add some amount of water to make it a little soggy.

In addition to this, adding 1 tbsp ghee to this recipe is a must. Ghee not only enhances its flavours but also bring the dish to the right consistency.

Bisi Bele Bath Recipe | Bisibelebath Recipe

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  • 4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 tsp chana dal
  • 2 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 4 cloves / lavang
  • 2 tbsp dry coconut / copra
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds / khus khus
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds / til
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 12 dried kashmiri red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • ½ carrot, chopped
  • 5 beans, chopped
  • 2 tbsp matar / peas
  • ½ potato / aloo, cubed
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup tamarind extract
  • ½ tsp jaggery
  • ½ onions, petals
  • 1 cup toor dal, cooked
  • 2½ cup of rice, cooked
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • pinch of hing or asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 10 whole cashews


  • Making Of Bisi Bele Bath Powder:
  • You can skip this section if you want to use bisi bele bath readymade powder.
  • On a low flame, dry roast chana dal, red chilies, urad dal till they turn a golden brown colour.
  • Add coriander seeds, cloves and cinnamon. Lower the flame when the spices turn aromatic.
  • Now add fenugreek seeds, coconut and some cumin seeds. roast them well.
  • After they get roasted completely, switch off the flame. Let them (spices) cool completely.
  • Grind all the ingredients and set them aside.

Making Of Bisi Bele Bath Recipe:

  • Firstly, cook vegetables, 2 tbsp peanuts, 2 cups water, ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt.
  • Now add ¾ cup tamarind extract, ½ tsp jaggery and ½ onions. boil for 10 mins.
  • After that add,1 cup of cooked toor dal, 2½ cup of cooked rice and 1 cup water.
  • Add 4 tsp of bisi bisi bele bath masala and simmer for 20 mins.


  • Heat 1 Tbsp Ghee or oil in a small wok. Add cashews till they turn golden brown colour.
  • Then add red chillies and mustard seeds. When red chillies and mustard seed splutter, add curry leaves. 
  • Add asafoetida or hing. 
  • Pour the tempering over Bisi bele bath and serve this recipe with boodi or mixture.


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