Bisi bele bath is most popular recipe from Karnataka. Bisi bele bath or bhath is a rice-lentil-vegetables based dish, which translates to "hot lentil rice" in Kannada language. It is also known as Bisi bele huliyanna, which means "hot lentil sour rice". The traditional preparation of this dish is quite elaborate and involves the use of spicy masala, toor dal and vegetables. Various spices used in its preparation contribute to the unique flavour and taste of this dish. It is served hot and sometimes eaten along with salad or kara boondi.
Even though the original process is lenghty, here is the simple version of the same without compromising the taste. I have also included the recipe of bisi bele bath masala powder here. You can even use ready made bisi bele bath masala powder availabe in the shops but fresh home made masala tastes much better. Or if you wish to prepare bisi bele bath powder in large quantity and store it, then check my bisi bele bath powder recipe post.
If you are looking for more popular breakfast recipes from Karnataka, then do check my masala dosa, neer dosa, rave uppittu, vegetable palav, tomato bath, chithranna, akki rotti, puliyogare and pongal recipes. We have posted many more tasty recipes in our breakfast recipes section. I have also made a quick video of this bisi bele bath recipe, which is given below. Have a quick look.
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 1 hr
This should be served hot, so is the name "hot-lentil-rice". Serve it with raitha or papad or chips or kara boondi or mixture, which ever you prefer.
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