Bisi bela bath

Ingredients (Translation)

1 cup Rice
1/2 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
Oil- 2 tbsp

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. Clean the rice and dal, add sufficient water and cook it in a microwave safe bowl on micro high for 12 minutes. If required, cook on high for another 2-5 minutes, depending on the quantity. But do check once every five minutes and mix it well so that it cooks evenly.

Soak the tamarind in some water and extract the juice.

Roast the masala ingredients on micro high for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl and grind it to a paste.

Add oil, mustard seeds, bengalgram dal, blackgram dal and micro high in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Now add the curry leaves, groundnuts, turmeric powder and finally the extracted tamarind juice. Add the masala paste, salt, vegetables, and jaggery. Let it cook on micro high for 2 minutes.

Finally add the cooked rice and dal and mix well. Micro high the final time for 2 minutes, ensuring there is sufficient water in the bowl.

Garnish with coriander leaves and some ghee. Serve hot.


Pooja V said...

i loved this recipe..quick n yummy. i hv a recipe of BBB but mine is traditional stove recipe.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

thats much easier than doin on normal stove...thanks for sharing

easycrafts said...


Thanks for the comments...i have posted the traditional version on stove too at my other blog

a kitchen scientist and a white rate hubby---

thanks for the comment. keep visiting the blog and great work on your blog too.

Kribha said...

You make everthing in the MW? You are 'the modern day cook'. I have always wanted to learn cooking exclusively with MW's. I'll pass this link to my mom too. She got a new MW and she was asking me for some recipes.

Siri said...

Wow looks so yummmy..:D

thanks for sharing..:)

easycrafts said...

Thanks a lot for your comments and appreciation.


Thanks for the lovely comment

kanthi said...

your blogs are cool.i want to follow you.

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