Bisibele Baath

Bisibele baath is a traditional kannada dish (Bisi means hot, bele means toor dal, baath means rice dish). It is easily served as breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner. It is best served with raita, papad/happla/vada or any mixture. 

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Toor Dal - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1
  • Tamrind Water - 5tsp
  • Jaggery - 2tsp (adjust as per taste)
  • Vegetables : Beans, Potato, Carrot (Optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Rasam Powder -1 tsp
For Tadka
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 4/5 Kari leaves
  • 2/3 Red chillis
  • 1/2 mustard seeds
To Make the Powder ingredients :
  • Chana Dal - 25grm
  • Urad Dal - 2tsp
  • Dhaniya / Coriander Seeds - 1tsp
  • Red Chillis - 4/5 (Adjust as per taste)
  • Whole Cloves - 2/3
  • Cinnamon sticks - 2/3
  • Grated  fresh coconut- 1 cup
Fry all the dry powder ingredients except coconut. Make powder of all the fried ingredients in a Mixer and add coconut and cooked tomato with a little bit of water and make it into a smooth paste.


  • Cook Rice, Dal &Tomato in different containers in a Pressure Cooker.
  • Take heavy bottom Pan and set it on low flame on the hob
  • Add tamarind water and jaggery and let it boil
  • Add ground paste to the pan let it boil for 10mins, keep stirring on low flame
  • Add salt to the masala keep stirring
  • Add 1 tsp Rasam Powder keep stirring
  • Add dal  stir then add rice slowly saute well. Lastly add veggies (optional)
  • Mix well on low flame..
  • For Tadka take small pan add oil and heat it and add all tadka items pour it on bisibele bath.
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Unknown said...

Hi Mala,

For Bisi Bele bath the powder recipe you have given is Bisibelebath powder and to add coconut to that and make a paste right, Then what is that Rasam powder is that different we have to add added to the bisibelebath powder?

Please confirm.


Vanamala Hebbar said...

yes rasam powder added into past while stiring/cook the paste