Avalakki Bisibela bhath

This Karnataka special dish is made of beaten rice/poha instead of normal rice.


1 cup poha (washed in soaked in just enough water for 15 mins)
1/3 cup Redgram dal (Tur dal)
Tamarind- a small lemon size
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Bengalgram dal
1 tsp Blackgram dal
Groundnuts- few
Curry leaves- few
Carrot- 1
1/4 cup Peas
Beans- 10
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Jaggery- little
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil

For masala paste
1 1/2 tsp Bengalgram dal
1 tsp Blackgram dal
1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
2 Red chilli
Cinnamon stick- a small piece
2 Cloves
2 Cardamom
3 tsps Coconut powder

Cut the carrot and beans into long pieces. Pressure cook the vegetables and dal seperately till soft.

Soak the tamarind in some warm water and extract the juice. Roast the masala ingredients and grind it to a paste.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, bengalgram dal, blackgram dal. When it starts spluttering, add the curry leaves, groundnuts, turmeric powder and finally the extracted tamarind juice. Add the masala paste, salt, cooked dal, vegetables and jaggery. Let it cook for some time.

Finally add the soaked poha and mix well. Let it cook for five minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and some ghee. Serve hot with raita of your choice and chips.

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lata raja said...

I saw few years ago on TV this recipe being made but using moong dhal. The masala you have given is very tempting.Got to try soon. Thanks for posting it.

Jayashree said...

Very interesting variation.

Anonymous said...

I love Bisibela Baath but never made with Poha.Will give it a try

Nithya said...

Looks perfect and yummy.. :)

Faiza Ali said...

Wow ! soooo yummy. Should try this....

Ann said...

Lovely recipe and looks soo yum

Priya said...

Didn't know bissibela bath could me made with poha too!looks delicious!

Priya Narasimhan said...

Poha bisi bele bhath!!!!!hearing for the first time. Looks very nice, should taste delicious too..

Arti agarwal said...

Very tempting baath.I'll try for anurag,he will really like it

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Poha bisibela bhath. Very interesting. Looks so yummy.

EC said...

Thanks all of you..pls do try it

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Great, thank you for your entry! :)
It will be included in September edition of Wholesome Lunchbox.

Enjoy your day, Margot

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