Bisibele Bhaat

Another delicacy, wonderful for winter... full of protiens and vitamins from daal and veggi all together in one dish!!!

Ingredients :-
  • 1 cup rice (regular, not basmati)
  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 2 tsp urad dal
  • 3 tsp chana dal
  • 3 tsp coriander seeds
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 tsp pepper corns
  • 1/2 tsp methi seeds
  • 4-6 dry chillies (as per desired spice levels)
  • green chillies(optional)
  • tamarind extract(soak about 1 tsp in 1/4 cup warm water)
  • curry leaves 1-2 sprigs
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp musturd
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • oil
  • ghee
  • salt
  • 1/2 onion
  • Veggies - carrots, potato, beans, peas, corn, capsicum, etc

  1. Heat cooker without oil.
  2. Add pepper corns, cloves, slightly crushed whole cardamon and cinnomon stick, chana dal, urad dal, methi seeds, coriender seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Fry until you smell the fine aroma of roasted spices.
  4. Turn off heat and let cool.
  5. While it cools, chop about 2 cups desired veggies and also soak 1/2 cup dal in warm water.
  6. Finely chop onion.
  7. Grind the spice misture to dry powder.
  8. Now heat the cooker with about 2 tsp oil and 1/2- 1 tsp Ghee.
  9. As oil heats add musturd and jeera to sputter.
  10. Next add chopped onion.
  11. The onion need not be fired too much, add the veggies.
  12. Now add the powder and mix .
  13. Add soaked dal(do not discard the water) and rice. To this add about 5 cups water(including the dal soaked water).
  14. Finally add the peanuts, tamarind extract and salt.
  15. Let cook for about 5 mins as you stir.
  16. If you feel it less spicy then add cut green chilles and close the lid.
  17. Allow 3 whistles on HIGH.
  18. Open when pressure is down. You may notice some water on top, mix well and it is ready to be served!!!
  19. Garnish with chopped coriender.
  20. Side to this can be chips, papad or pakoras. Since I made it bit more spicy, I had raita for side.

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