Bisi Bele Baath

23 Jun

Bisi bele Huli Anna


Raw Rice 2 cups
Toor Dal 2 cups
Tamarind 2 inch sized ball
Potatoes 2
Onion 2
Tomatoes 4
Fresh Peas (shelled) 1/4 cup (optional)
Coconut 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste


Coriander Seeds 2 tbsps
Whole Dried Red Chiles 8 – 10
Chana Dal 1 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 2 inch stick
Garlic 5 – 8 pods
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus 1 tsp
Oil 1 tsp


Chana Dal 1 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a big pinch
Curry Leaves 8
Ghee 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop onion.
Wash and chop tomato.
Peel and finely chop potato.
Soak tamarind in a cup of water for few minutes and extract all the pulp.

Wash dal under water and pressure cook in 4 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Once cooked, thoroughly mash the cooked dal and keep aside.
Wash rice under water and pressure cook in 4 cups of water for 3 whistles.

Heat oil in a pan, lightly roast all masala ingredients one after another and keep aside.
Once cooled, grind all the roasted masala ingredients into fine powder using a spice grinder.

Heat oil in a deep vessel, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped onion, tomato, potato and fresh peas (if using).
Sprinkle water if necessary and cook covered until all the vegetables are thoroughly cooked.
Then add tamarind pulp, mashed dal, finely ground masala powder and 2 – 4 cups of water.
Bring dal to a boil, add cooked rice and salt.
Mix thoroughly and cook the whole mixture on low flame for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with fine boondi or potato chips.

Notes: Make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly cooked and the masala ingredients are perfectly roasted.

13 Responses to “Bisi Bele Baath”

  1. notyet100 June 23, 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    looks delicious,…

  2. Savita Chavan July 19, 2008 at 7:10 am #

    I was searching this recipie for a long time. Thanks for this delecious & yummy recipie.

  3. t.sangeetha November 18, 2008 at 11:12 pm #

    how to pepare the varity rice
    i want to atlest 6 varity rice
    i saw the recipes is wonderful

  4. karthika.m March 2, 2009 at 2:57 am #

    this is a good time for me i was searching tis recipe long
    time back now i got it thanks for having like this good

  5. mahi December 15, 2009 at 4:00 am #

    I have been searching for this recipe for a long time.
    it looks delicious..

  6. Raji January 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    thx for the comments guys

  7. anna February 24, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    Dear Raji! Thanks for Your promt answer,i appreciate it.The food turned out very good& the kids liked it very much.My husband”s family is South Indian,so i am trying my best to please them with traditional South Indian dishes.Without Your recipes it could be very difficult.Again,thank You very much & keep it up with wonderfull website.

  8. girija March 12, 2010 at 3:29 am #

    Bisi Bela Baat all time favr!!!!

  9. Raji March 15, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    @anna thank you so much for lovely comment. glad everyone liked. keep viisting talimpu

    @girija me too

  10. pallavi April 17, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    hi raji,

    love all your recipes…i wasnt good at traditional Andhra recipes but your site helped me come up with different varieties…im trying my best…keep up with your good work….

  11. prasanna September 9, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    Dear Raji… I m prasanna 4m blore… glad to see ur comments… i admire u being a lovely humanbeing …. and responding for ppl needs… luv u ….

  12. jayasubha October 28, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    rare recipe to be seen

  13. lakshmi July 27, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Bisi Bele Baath is very super and easy to prepare,taste is good

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