Thursday, March 31, 2011



lazy day? having thoughts about eating out?? This is the kind of food you would love to cook....

Just a little effort with the masala and you are all set to have a wholesome filling meal...

Veggies, rice, lentils all in one... this is what is called one pot meal!!!

I am not gonna say this was a meal that brings back childhood memories.... cause my mon never made/makes this dish.. this a Karnataka special..

But this is my current fav.. and any trip to MTR would be incomplete with out bisebelebath...

recipe looks long... but it is easy. feel free to double or triple the masala recipe and store in airtight container for future use.

1. Rice - 1/2 cup
2. Toor Dal - 3/4 Cup
3. 5 3/4 cups water
4. jaggery 1 tsp powdered

soak rice and toor dal togather for half an hour


1. capsicum 1, chopped finely
2. 2 small carrots Diced
3. 1 medium onion thinly sliced
4. 8-9 beans chopped into 1 inch peices
5. key lime size tamarind, soaked in 1/4 cup water


1. 2tsps desi ghee
2. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
3. 1/4 tsp jeera seeds
4. 12 curry leaves
5. a large pinch powdered hing/asafoteda
6. turmerci - 1/2 tsp

masala powder

1.8 red chillies (Adjust according to taste)
2.1/4 tsp each of cumin,corainder seeds
3.5 methi seeds
4.1 tsp each of chana dal and urad dal
5.8-10 pepper corns

dry roast all the above ingredients for masala powder, cool and grind to a fine powder

pressure cook soaked rice and dal till 5-6 whistles and mash.
par boil the vegetables
Meanwhile, in a pan heat the ghee, add mustard, cumin and curry leaves stir for 10 seconds, add in asafateida and turmeric, add in onions and saute till they are transparent, add boiled vegetables and stir.
Then add the mashed rice dal mixture and stir well.
Mix 2 1/2 tbsp of masala powder in 2 cups of and add it to the rice, followed by tamarind pulp, and 1 tsp powdered jaggery.

Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Serve with potato chips/papads....