This powder is used for preparing Bisi Bele Baath, one of the most popular, traditional rice-lentil-vegetable combo main dish, speciality of Karnataka, South India. Bisi Bele Bath literally means “hot” “lentil” “dish made of rice”
Dish type: Spice Powder
Time taken: 10 min
Quantity: 50 gms
Methi seeds 1 tsp
Cinnamon 1” long piece
Coriander seeds 4 tspns
Bengal gram dhal 4 tspns
Red chillies 50 gms
Dry fry all ingredients separately in a pan. Allow it to cool thoroughly
Powder them finely. Store in an air tight container
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It is preferable to add grated dry coconut to the powder while making Bisi Bele Baath.
If you plan to prepare this powder in more quantity and store it, it is all the more important not to add dry grated coconut to the powder.
Optional additional ingredients for making this powder: Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp, Jeera – ½ tsp, Pepper corns – ½ tsp, Clove – 1 no. Black gram dal – 2 tsps
Recipe contributed by Smt. Lalithamma Ramamurthy