Spread the Joy!
I am delivering you the recipe which I promised you yesterday. This is one of the best one I have ever had. I will recommend you to try this dish as soon as possible.
You know that bisibelabath is one of the famous and tasty dish. The cool thing about this is, it is iyengar recipe and I got this from one of my friend in office. This is her mum’s recipe..One day we had a get together in office, she bought this along with papad and it was totally delicious. At that second itself I wanted to post this in my blog. So last week I called her mum and asked for the recipe and made it atonce…
The vegetables used in this recipe is entirely upto you..You could add or remove any vegetables as per your wish. Basically you are making a special sambar and adding rice to that. Please taste the sambar and adjust the tamarind, salt and sugar for your taste. This is best had piping hot right from the stove. You can put this in a bowl and eat it with a spoon, because the consistency of this should be semi solid which makes it a comfort dish.
I had it with brinjal fry and papad..So hope you love it and let me know the results..
Rice – 1 cup
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu / Split Pigeon Peas – ½ cup
Potato-1 large chopped
Onion-1 chopped(optional, though the original recipe didn’t call for this)
Brinjals – 2 chopped
Carrot – 2 chopped
Long Green Brinjal – 1 chopped
Green Chilli-3 long ones (milder than small ones)
Cucumber – 1 small chopped
Tamarind Paste – 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar -1 tsp
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro – 1 small bunch
Cinnamon – 1 small Stick
Cinnamon – 1 small Stick
Coriander Seeds-2 tblspn
Split Channa Dal-1 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli-3
Cashew – 10 pieces
Curry leaves – 2 spring
Ghee – 2 tblspn
Start by making bisibelabath powder. Take spices 1 in a dry roasting pan and roast for 3-4 mins until well roasted. Remove and set aside to cool. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai and Take spices 2 in that. Roast it till it gets golden brown. Remove it and set aside to cool down.Now take both of this in a blender or coffee grinder and powder it finely. Bisibelabath powder is done.
Now wash rice till all starch goes away. Put it pressure cooker and add 4 cups of water and cook it for 3 whistles for about 15-20 mins until cooked. Let the pressure go all by itself. Remove and set aside.
Take all vegetables and washed toor dal in a pressure cooker and cover it completely with water . Cook it for 3 whistles for about 15-20 mins until cooked. Let the pressure go all by itself. Remove it and transfer it into a large pan.
Bring that to a boil and add in bisibelabath powder, tamarind, sugar, salt and mix well. Let it simmer for 10 mins. If the mixture is too thick add some more water. The consistency should be like a thin sambar.Taste this to check for seasonings and adjust it accordingly.
Now add in rice and mix well. Let it simmer for 5-10 mins. Add lots of cilantro on top and mix well.
No make seasoning by heating ghee and oil in a small pan. Add cashewnuts and curry leaves and mix well. Pour this over the rice and mix well. The consistency should be like a thick dosa batter.
Serve this hot with brinjal fry and papad.
|Take all your ingrediants..Add Sugar & Cashews in this list|
|Roast Spices 1 in dry pan|
|till light golden|
|remove it in a blender|
|add 1 tsp of oil for roasting spices 2|
|add it in|
|and roast till light golden|
|remove to the same blender|
|Take washed rice in pressure cooker|
|Take Veggies and Washed Dal in pressure cooker|
|cover and cook|
|pour it in a big kadai|
|add the ground masala|
|salt and some sugar|
|and bring it to a boil|
|and mix well|
|throw in lots of cilantro|
|heat ghee and oil|
|and curry leaves|
|pour that in|
|taste great with papad and quick brinjal fry|