Bisi bele bhath is a rice-based dish with its origins in the state of Karnataka .. Bisi-bele-bhaath translates to hot lentil rice in the Kannada language. But when dalia is used instead of rice it adds double the nutrition to this dish. This is a easy yet healthy way to consume dalia (broken wheat ) . Broken wheat is more nutritious than rice, because it contains more fiber, more vitamins and minerals, and has a better glycemic index than white rice or refined flour.. I thought to replace dalia with rice and this was as healthy and yummilious combo.
2 cups - vegetables of your choice (diced)
2 tbsp - tamarind paste (or pulp extracted from a big lemon-sized ball of tamarind)
3/4 cup - Toor dal
11/2 cups - dalia (broken wheat)
Curry leaves, leaves from 2 strands
1 tsp - oil
1 tsp - mustard seeds
1 tbsp - chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp - ghee (optional)
3 tsp - sambhar powder
1 tsp - Red chilli pd
1/4 tsp - Turmeric pd
1tsp- Dhania or coriander pd
Salt to taste
- In a pressure cooker heat oil add curry leaves, mustard seeds . After they splutter add onion saute till transparent and then add tomatoes and cook till they are done .Add vegetables and saute for a while.
- Add sambhar pd , redchilli pd, cumin pd, turmeric pd, dhania pd, tamarind paste and salt to the the mixture and mix well.
- Add dal and dalia, and 5 cups of water to adjust consistency. Boil for 5 mins till everything mixes well.
- Cover the pressure cooker and cook in low flame till 3 whistles. After the pressure cools of open the pressure cooker and give a quick mix and serve them hot with appalam or any chips...