Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bisi Bele / Bhisibele Anna


Masala Powder:

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • ½ tsp Termeric powder
  • ½ tsp Black pepper corns
  • 2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 4-5 dry Red chilies
  • 2 tsp Urad dal (black gram)
  • 1 tsp Channa dal (split check pea)
  • ½ cup Coconut
  • Oil/ Ghee/ Tup for roasting.

Method: Roast all the above ingredient one by one in a little oil/ ghee and make coarse powder in a mixie/ grinder.

Note: The above masala can be stored in air container.

Rice/ Anna:

  • 1 cup Rice (uncooked)
  • ½ cup Toor dal (uncooked)
  • 2 cups Vegetables (chopped) (used carrots, green beans, potatoes, peas)
  • ½ cup Tamarind juice
  • 4 Green chilies (chopped)
  • ½ Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Channa dal (split check peas)
  • 1 tsp Urad dal (black gram)
  • 2 tsp Cashew nuts
  • 1 string curry leaves
  • 2-3 Tbsp Oil/ Ghee/ Tup
  • 4-5 tsp Masala powder


In a pressure cooker heat the oil/ ghee add mustard, green chilies, curry leaves, cashew nuts, urad dal, channa dal and let them splutter. Add tamarind juice, Masala powder and mix it well. Add vegetable ,rice , toor dal, turmeric , salt and required quantity of water. Pressure cook with 2-3 whistle.

Serve hot with Bundi.

Note:Add more water for watery or gravy thick style.


Pressure cook the rice, daal and vegetables till completely done. Now Add tamarind juice to the above rice/dal/veggies and mix it well. Add Masala powder and mix it well and set it aside.

Heat the pan with ghee, add mustard seeds, green chilies, curry leaves, cashew nuts, urad dal, chana dal let them splutter. Add turmeric powder and turn off the heat. Add this to cooked rice, add salt and mix very thing well.

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