Bisibele Bath or bisibele Hulianna is a dish from Karnataka and is part of Udupi cuisine. This name Bisibele Bath means “hot lentil rice” in Kanadda language .The main ingredients are rice, toor dal and vegetables along with some aromatic spices.
The texture of this dish is smooth and of pulpy consistency like porridge with some warm spices like coriander, chilli, cloves, cinnamon and asant. Tamarind adds to the tanginess and jagery gives this dish a sweet taste.
The main flavour in Bisibele bath recipe comes from bisibele Bath Masala which is made by roasting and grinding the chana, urad dal with dry spices. When Making bisibele bath masala some people add coconut, I usually skip it. You can choose to add coconut if you are making authentic Karnataka bisibele bath .You can also buy a packaged Bisi Bele Bath Masala from market which is readily available in stores.
The vegetables I am using in this recipe of bisibele bath is capsicum, peas, beans, onion and carrots. You can also add any other vegetables like potatoes, pumpkin etc. This dish takes some time to cook as you have to cook the rice, dal and vegetables separately. It is finished and finally add the tempering but the final taste of the dish is quite rewarding for all your efforts.
Bisibele bath is common breakfast in South India but can be a great option for lunch or light dinner. It is served with coconut chutney, pickle and crispy fried aplam. I serve it with dahi/raita and papad just the way we eat khichadi in north India. Let us take a look at the recipe. If you like
Bisibele Bath Recipe Video in Hindi