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Friday, November 01, 2013

Tomato Bisi bele bhath (pressure cooker Method)

After a long time I had a chance to take part in SYS-W series whose brain child is Viji of Virudhu unna vanga . This is time Viji had given us two ingredients for each member depending on the Number we choose and so my my two ingredients were Tomato and Rice . I love Bisibele bhath But some days are so lazy I do feel like roasting  and grinding  the spices so here is an delicious and simple way to make a delicious sambhar rice or I call it Tomato bisi bele Bhath as it taste some what similar to Bisi bele bhath .

Tomato is the main ingredient which gives the tanginess in this instead of tamarind extract I have used Tomato .  I make this often nad pressure cooker makes our life so easy . Just Mix in and cook them In pressure cooker It is so easy to make. Lets Move on to the recipe..


Rice - 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup ( I used carrot, potato, beans, Peas)
Onion chopped - 1 medium size
Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Sambhar pd - 2 tbsp ( Adjust to your taste)
Tomatoes (plum tomatoes)  - 3No  medium size ( grind it in a blender to puree with 2 green chillies )
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Coriander pd - 1 tsp
Cumin pd - 1/2 tsp
Oil / ghee - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch long
Bay leaf - 1No
Cloves- 2 No
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp (chopped)
Water - 6-7 cups 
Ghee to top on the rice ( as required)
Salt to taste 


  • Wash rice and dal and drain the water. keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil add cinnamon stick, cloves, bay leaf  , curry leaves,onion and saute them till translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste saute for a while and add the pureed tomatoes cook them for a while.
  • Add the red chilli pd, sambhar pd, cumin pd, coriander pd, salt and mix them well.
  • Now add the chopped veggies and saute them for a while.
  • Add the  washed rice and dal mix them .
  • Add water and cover the pressure cooker, put on the weight.
  • In low flame wait until 4-5 whistles and then switch off the flame.
  • After the pressure subsides open the pressure cooker and mix the Bisibelebhath .
  • Top them with ghee and serve with papad or fryums .


  1. Filling and healthy rice bowl.. Love your tomato twist..

  2. Yummy rice.I love these type of healthy all in one recipes.

  3. Looks very delicious and mouthwatering..

  4. my all time favourite :) looks so perfectly made

  5. I love bisi bile bhath. we always make it from the packet. but i am sure this tastes even more delicious.


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