April 30, 2009

Mouthwatering BBB Asha's magic recipe

Bise Bele Bath
What should I say about Asha's recipe of BBB or Bise Bele Bath. This is the second time I had made it in these 15-20 days ;). Vegetables like beans, carrots and peas are boiled and then cooked in a dal mixture along with tomatoes and the aromatic BB spice powder. mmmmhhhhh my mouth is watering writing it too :). Believe me, the house is filled with such a nice aroma when you are making it, you will wish to have it at the same moment.

Whenever I voice chat with my parents I show them the recipes I make for their dear son-in-law :). Today morning I showed them some snaps along with this BBB too. My father asked me what is it, is it Biryani ? ;) I said hmmmm no and started giving hints saying that its a recipe I learnt from my friend Asha. It is a comfort food, a wholesome meal in itself a favorite one from Bangalore- Mysore area of Karnataka state in India.

After just telling him the name of the state you know he guessed it loudly - it is Bise Bele Bath is'nt it ? :D. I told yes Nana(that is wt I call him ;)) it is, how do you know about it? He said Oh! I very well know about it it tastes so good as I had a chance to taste it when one of my colleagues shared his lunch:).

It is just like our sambhar rice but with a different masala that is BB masala. I couldn't take any snaps the first time I made it because these days we are spending our time visiting parks and having lunch there nicely packed from home on one day of the weekends. So, I packed everything in a hurry and couldn't take a snap.

I thank Asha, for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

Serves 5-8
Cooking and Preparation Time - 1 hr - 1.30 hr approx

Ingredients :

For making the Bise Bele powder (these quantities mentioned will make around 1 cup of the powder which can be stored and used for future. Use as much powder as you need to make the Bise Bele Bath)
Dry Roast all the below ingredients until reddish brown and grind into a powder with 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder

Coriander seeds - 8 tbsp
Dry Red chillies- 4
Pepper corns-1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds-1 tbsp
Chana Dal-2 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tbsp
Cinnamon/Patta/Dalchini - 1 inch
Poppy seeds-2 tbsp
Curry leaves-10
Dry coconut-3 tbsp

For Gravy Preparation you will need

Onions - 2 sliced
Tomatoes - 2 big
Green beans, Carrots and Peas - 3 cups or according to your wish adjust it (cooked separately, I microwaved them for few mins. You can do whichever way possible to you)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashews, Peanuts - 2 tbsp each or more
Toor Dal - 1 cup cooked ( I didnt have it so used Masoor Dal for the second time I made it, taste was same)
Red Chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1tbsp
Few curry leaves
Tamarind juice
Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Also, cook Basmati/Sona masoori rice 2 cups and keep aside separately.
Bise Bele Bath
Method :
  1. In a deep pan heat ghee, then add cahews, peanuts, mustard, dry red chillies, curry leaves, sliced onions and saute until they are brown. Now add, tomatoes, salt and fry they are half cooked(not mushy).
  2. Then add Tuar dal, tamarind juice, jaggery, cooked veggies, powder that we made and 10 cups of water.
  3. Boil until it is reduced to atleast half its amount until oil specks on top. Add more water to make the consistency thin if you want. Keep it in fridge overnight. Next day boil it again.
  4. Add the cooked rice and mix with the gravy. Cook on low heat until its thick.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with raita or by itself.
Note :
Cut the amount to half since it serves 8 people. Also, instead of using the gravy the other day I used it the same day itself keeping some in the fridge for next days use.

The recipe is an exact copy from Asha's blog except the dal. I used Masoor instead of Tuar. I also tried it with Tuar the first time I had made it. Both tasted the same with slight difference. So, you can use whichever you feel like :).

If you observe, Asha's blog's header banner has BBB snap ....;). Enjoy!
Bise Bele Bath


Parita said...

Bisibelebath looks delicious..made me hungry :)

Asha said...

Haha!! Nice title!!
Magic tastes so good, isn't it? You should thank my mom for this. So glad that you tried it. I don't make it often but when I make it, I do wholesale amount so I can eat for 3 days. It always tastes better and better. Masoor is a great twist, never made it other than with Tuar, must try.

Enjoy! :)

Vishali said...

Thank you Parita for the quick comment. I am glad u liked it.

Asha, yeah it is sure magic ;). Just love the way it tastes. Thanks to you and ur mom for this wonderful recipe. I too had it for 2 days and it was really comforting.

VineelaSiva said...

Nice post Vishali even i used to prepare this mostly in weekends.We love this rice.

Pooja said...

Perfect ga chala bagundi Vishali..Yummy..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow BBB looks very delicious and I did love to grab the plate out of ur place lol ;)

Vishali said...

Thank you Vineela, Pooja and Ramya :).

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

bbb looks so good. nice capture. good one,.

Pooja said...

BiseBeleBath looks delicious. Makes me hungry :)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! vishali ....nice recipe ...with massor never tried ..will try it soon Thanks da for the recipe

Varsha Vipins said...

ahh..u got me gal..Now i have to try it once I settle down..:)

Vishali said...

Thank you Mahima, Pooja, Mangala and Varsha.

@ Mangala and Varsha, do try it :). Its tastes so so good!

Pavithra said...

Looks delicious , make me tempting

Priya Sriram said...

Completely delicious Vishali! Love bisibele bhath anytime! :)

Ashwini said...

Hi Vishali, first time here. Love BBB. Looks yum and perfect..

Vibaas said...

Very nice. Looks soooo yummy n tempting.

Prathibha said...

BBB is my favourite too....
It is a very long process to prepare and so it is prepared very rarely at my place..Now u r tempting me to prepare this again gal..looking yummy..

Madhumathi said...

BBB looks scrumptious..I love Asha akka's place..She has a wonderful collection recipes.BBB is my fav..I often make this.But I should try Asha akka's version..it looks authentic and delicious.
You have presented it very well.Love the idea of sprinkling bhujia/sev on it.I can't stop drooling here,Vishali!!

Vishali said...

Thank you Pavitra, Priya, Ashwini , Vibaas, Pratibha & Madhu for all ur lovely comments.

Yasmeen said...

Fulfilling South Indian delight,BBB is one of my favorite:)

Trupti said...

looks very delicious ..never tried at home will try this soon

Uma said...

What a coincidence! Just today I made this BBB for lunch and I read the same post here. Looks so delicious and yes mouth-watering. Nice pic Vishali! :)

Sujatha said...

BBB looks yummy! I Should try Asha's recipe next time..

Shama Nagarajan said...

inviting recipe..yummy

Le @HC said...

BB looks great.. glad to read your family chats about the BB..

Usha said...

BBB looks delicious and mouth watering, the masala sounds fabulous, will definitely try this the next time I make BBB.........

AnuSriram said...

Looks spicy and delicious! Yummy!

Varunavi said...

I love this,i used to eat this in kamath in hyderabad :))))


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