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BisiBele Bath Recipe

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1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp black mustard
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp asafetida
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
8-10 curry leaves
10 pearl onions/shallots – cut in half
2 cups carrots – cubed
2 cups green beans – cubed
2 cups bell peppers – cubed
2 cups drumsticks – cubed
2 cups pumpkin – cubed
2 cups chayote squash – cubed
2 cups potatoes – cubed
1 cup white rice/quinoa/brown rice – rinsed and cleaned
1 cup yellow split peas –cleaned and rinsed
1/2 cup bisibelabath powder
2 tbsp tamarind pulp
8 cups water
salt to taste
1 tbsp sesame oil
roasted cashews

Nutritional information

3887 kcal
532.18 g
142.18 g
160.58 g
2635 mg
21 mg

BisiBele Bath Recipe

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Bisibele bath is a spicy rice dish that originated in Karnataka, India. Its traditional preparation method is actually quite complex and elaborate. It uses quite a bit of spices like masala, toor dal, asafetida, and curry leaves. This one pot method is quick and strives to give you the same flavorful meal with a much simpler preparation method. The cook time for this dish is extremely less, so you can serve your family a traditional meal without having to be tied down to the kitchen.

BisiBele Bath Recipe tastes best when it is hot. Store it in a casserole to keep it warm for hours together.

Health Benefits

This dish is known for being spicy. If you’re a spice lover than then that’s a good thing, and if you’re not a spice lover it can still be a good thing, because spiciness is created by capsicum. And capsicum has a lot of health benefits that make it worthwhile. One of its biggest pros is that it is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It can help alleviate neurogenic pain caused by diabetes, ease bowel inflammation, and even treat the pain that arises from arthritis.

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How to make BisiBele Bath Recipe

  • Heat the pressure cooker at a medium temperature.
    • Add ghee and let it warm for 1-2 minutes.
    • Add mustard seeds and let cook till they pop.
    • Toss in thecurry leaves, asafetida, fenugreek seeds, andcumin seeds.
    • Sauté for a minute.
    • Add the onions and let the pot sweat for 5 mins.
  • Mix in the lentils, rice, and chopped veggies.
    • Sauté to activate the spices.
    • Add thetamarind pulp, bisibela bath powder, salt, and water.
    • Add more bisibelabath powder or salt to taste as required.
  • Cover with the pressure cooker lid and cook for 8 whistles.
  • Remove from heat and let the mixture rest for 20 mins.
  • Drizzle sesame oil on top and garnish with roasted cashews.


The literal translation of Bisibelebhath in Kannada is "hot lentil rice dish".

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