Bisi Bele Bath
Bisi bele bath (Sambar Rice) is a popular lunch item in Karnataka. Bisi bele bath is widely available in most restaurants across the state. Bisi bele bath is good to have any time of the day- for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
How Bisi Bele Bath is made:
Rice & Lentil (edible legume or dal) are cooked separately and mixed along with Bisi Bele Bath Masala or powder. This mix is heated for several minutes and stirred regularly to ensure consistency. Bisi Bele Bath masala can be made at home or purchased from stores. Bisi Bele Bath powder is made from fine grinding of chili, cloves, cumin, chana (Bengal gram), cinnamon, coconut, urad dal, coriander seeds and other ingredients. Vegetables such as drumstick, beans, capsicum and chopped carrots are often added to Bisi Bele Bath for enhanced taste.
Seasoning: Bisi Bele Bath is best served hot. Bisi Bele Bath is often topped with a small portion of ghee, cashew nut pieces, asafoetida (hing), curry leaves and dry red chilli for visual appeal and enhanced taste.
Served with: Bisi Bele Bath is often served with fried items like chips or boondi.
Where to get Bisi Bele Bath:
Bisi Bele Bath is commonly available in most darshinis (self service eateries), vegetarian restaurants in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka.