Bisibele Bhath Recipe

Bisibele bhath a one pot meal of rice, Dal and vegetables is a Karnataka specialty. It is served along with potato wafer or spicy Boondi.


  • 125 gms rice
  • 125 gms toor dal
  • A fistful of peanuts
  • One large carrot chopped
  • Peas and beans equal quantities as that of carrot
  • 3 tbsps coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 inch piece of dalchini
  • 5 Marat moggu
  • 15 pepper corns
  • 5 lavang
  • 15 tbsps of coconut grated.
  • A pinch of haldi
  • Byadgi and Guntur chillies roasted(as per spice level)
  • 2 tbsps tamarind paste
  • 7 tbsps ghee
  • 7 sprigs curry leaves

Method :
Pressure cook the Dal with the peanuts. Cook the rice and keep aside. Chop the vegetables and boil them with a little salt till done. Dry roast all the ingredients till you get a good aroma. Dry roast the coconut separately till it turns a rich brown. Grind the roasted ingredients, coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste. Add it to the cooked dal, peanuts and rice. Add salt, the cooked vegetables, ground masala and the curry leaves. Boil well. Add the ghee. Mix well and serve. ( you can add more ghee if required)

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