Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bisi Bele Bath

Cooked rice - 2 cups
Tuvar dal - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 2
garlic - 1 pod
turmeric - 1 tsp
onion - 2
oil to fry
salt to taste
Dry coconut powder - 4 tbsp

To grind:
8 tbsp coriander seeds
10 dry red chillis
1 tsp pepper corns
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tbsp chana dal
8 cloves1 tsp
cumin seeds 1 tsp
mustard seeds
1" cinnamon stick
10 curry leaves

To garnish:
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 10 - 12
corriander leaves - 10 - 12
dried red chilli - 2

- keep the cooked rice aside
- dry fry corriander seeds, red chillies, pepper, fenugreed seeds, chanad al, cloves, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon stick, curry leaves seperately.
- grind them into a fine powder.
- keep them aside.
- now boil dal, tomatoes and garlic.
- leave it for 3 -4 whistles and make a fine paste out of that.
- in a kadai add oil.
- add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, dried red chillie.
- Now cut onions into cubes
- add onions to the kadai and fry.
- when its transparent add the dal mixture and salt.
- when it comes to boil add the ground powder and dried coconut powder.
- remove from fire.
- add the rice to this and mix well.
- garnish with corriander leaves.
- serve hot with papad

Thanks goes to:
Nalini Aunty. She was my land lord in my Chennai home. Most of my cooking was taught by her. She is an awesome cook. She serves this rice with boondi and potato spicy masala. I just still forget the taste!!!

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