Bisi bele bath recipe – bisi bele bath is a tasty, flavourful dish from Karnataka, prepared using rice, toor dal, vegetables and a special spice blend. The name Bisi bele bath itself means hot lentil rice (sambar rice, Karnataka style)
I have tried bisi bele bath with a recipe from a cookbook I have. First time, it turned out with cinnamon flavour more. Even next attempt turned out the same. I thought, that’s how it is supposed to be. With masala smell more.
So after so many years, I tried this famous bisi bele bath as I got few requests from reader friends. And I know many of your search for this specific recipe in my blog. This time I am bit graduated to guess which should be added how much for a balanced flavour. So was so careful in adding the spices. Especially, with cinnamon, clove, marathi moggu. Initially I though to add only cinnamon and clove with the usual ingredients coriander seeds, red chilli and urad, chana dal. Later decided to use this marathi moggu which I bought last month.
The recipe from the cookbook I have calls for khus khus (kasakasa) which is banned here in Singapore. So I thought to skip khus khus (poppy seeds) and increase the dry coconut (copra). I don’t use kopra as well in my cooking. So used desiccated coconut. I added more spices than that is in the cookbook by adapting from
I was really not sure until I finished making the dish. But while cooking, when I tasted, it was really good and perfectly balanced. So after clicking the picture, I just hogged it hot! Just the way it is supposed to be. The perfect side dish for bisibelebath is onion raita and potato chips. So make sure about it. So here is my version of bisibelebath.
Serve hot with onion raita, the best combo for bisibelebath along with some crispy potato chips. Enjoy hot!