March 22, 2010

Bisebelabath

I'm a big fan of this dish..did not try many items at home,but never missed to have it when I was in a South Indian Veg restaurant.Wanted to try it badly but never got fresh drumsticks which adds real good taste to the dish..This week in Indian stores when I found fresh drumsticks.."I knew what we are going to do today".This phrase is from the popular cartoon on disney, Phineas and Ferb.

Bisebelabath


But the tragedy was we had a non veg potluck that night and could eat much..we were saving the appetite for the night..But I took it to the potluck for the veggie friends and all of them loved it. Atlast was worth the effort.This is yummy dish made out of rice, lentils and veggies.There is no need for any special side dish for this.Simple pappad would do.

Bisebelabath is sent to the Think Spice event at Kharas Mithaas started by Sunitha

Ingredients

Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Drumstick - 1
Carrot, Beans, Peas, Potatoes - 1 cup
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Garlic - 5 cloves
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves
Cashew - 7 no
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Salt - for taste
Oil - 2 tsps
Ghee - 1 tsp

To Grind

Urid Dal - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Red Chilly - 6-7 nos
Coconut flakes - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds - 1 1/2 tsp

Method
  • Cook the rice and toor dal separately. Add little excess water so that it will be easy to smash.
  • Add 1 tsp oil and roast urid dal, channa dal, red chilly, coconut flakes, cumin seeds and coriander seed and allow it to cool. Grind it to a coarse powder.
  • In heavy bottomed vessel or cooker, heat oil add mustard and asafoetida in low flame.
  • Add finely chopped garlic, onion, curry leaves and saute well.
  • Add tomato, turmeric powder and salt,saute well until oil separates.
  • Add the vegetables and mix well in medium flame.
  • Add the ground mixture and add water for the vegetables to cook in a closed state.
  • Once the vegetables are 3/4 cooked add rice and toor dal and mix well.Make sure you have low flame.
  • Contents should not become solid. Add little water if required and mix well.
  • Heat the ghee and roast the cashews to golden brown color.
  • Once the vegetables are well cooked add the roasted cashews along with the ghee.Serve Hot.

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