Bisibelabath is a tasty and nutritious concoction of rice, lentils and vegetables. Bisibelabath is a very popular dish in Karnataka. The name Bisi bele bhaath is a phrase, which literally means Hot Lentil Rice, as in Kannada.
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Karnataka
Servings 2 people



  • heat the oil in the cooker and temper the mustard, cumin seed and red chili
  • add chopped onion and garlic and saute it
  • now add drum stick, field bean and radish and mix well and allow to cook for 3 mins
  • add brinjal and yellow pumpkin and mix well
  • add salt and turmeric powder and allow to for 3 mins
  • add sambar powder and mix well
  • add thordal and 4 cup of water and allow cook for 5 mins in medium flame
  • add tamarind water and mix it
  • add soaked rice and allow to cook for 2 mins and close the lid and allow for 1 whistle
  • now bisibelabath is ready to serve
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