Bisi Bele Bath recipe

Bisi Bele Bath is famous and authentic recipe of karnataka. We normally prepare bele bath on auspicious occasions or during festivals. This bele bath recipe serves for 3 to 4 people but prior preparation for this recipe is important.

Ingredients :
1 Cup Green beans, carrots, navil kosu or Indian turnip, green peas or frozen peas...
1 Large Onion
3 Large Tomatoes blanched
2 Green chillies slit
1/2 Lemon
2 Tbsps Coriander Leaves
3 Sprigs Curry Leaves
1/2 Tsp of Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder

pre cook the vegetables with salt chilli and turmeric powder leaving the chillies and onion for frying also blanch 3 tomatoes or you can use canned or tomato puree.

Dry masala :
1 tsp of mustard seeds
2 tbsps split chick peas = channa dhal
2 dried red chilli
1 inch piece of cinnamon
3 cloves
1 pinch of fenugreek seeds
1 tsp black pepper corns
1 tsp of cumin
1 tbsp of sesame seeds
1 pinch of asofotida or hing
1/2 tsp of red chill powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tbsp of dried coconut powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil and 1 tsp ghee for tempering

Bele bath:
1 cup rice
1/3 cup pigeon peas = thoovar dhal
please pre cook the thoovar dhal to a mushy consistency before preparing the rice.
wash and soak the rice for 5 to 10 mins and drain before adding to the cooker.

Heat oil and ghee in a cooker. Add mustard and allow to splatter then add the chopped onions and fry add 1 pinch of asafoetida and fry add curry leaves and blanched tomatoes fry. 

Add chilli powder turmeric powder and fry well add the washed rice pre cooked dhal salt and add 3 cups of water pre cook dhal with 1 cup of water so you should have added 4 cups of water to the rice cover the lid and cook 2 whistles or for 4 mins in a pressure cooker. Dry roast all the whole masala grind along with dried coconut.

once you've open the cooker your bele bath must be almost ready by this time it should be is semi soupee consistency then heat 1/2 cup of water add dry ground masala to the water and mix into the bele bath mix the masala well and serve very hot with ghee, pickles boondi and potato try this recipe this will be your family fav and share bele bath with friends...enjoy.... :)

I've also done 2 part Bisi Bele Bath recipe video do leave your comments and suggestions we would love to hear from you...:)


  1. Hi Vidya

    Insteaded of adding lemon juice, You should have added Tamarind juice. It Tastes Good.

    It takes long time to cook.You should have made it easier putting Rice & Dal in a cooker & than Vegetables & masala.

  2. Hi,

    Its completely moms way of cooking i go by it its very tasty and nice thanks for sharing your tip...:)

  3. Like the Indian bisibelebath recipe that has been one of the most searched because of its taste and its healthy benefits .

  4. nice recipes keep it up
    I'm searching for long tIme for
    Aromatic spice powders for gravies and fry u try those recipes


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