16 Apr


using dalia / broken wheat.


Bisi bele bhath is a rice-based dish with its origins in the state of Karnataka, India. Bisi-bele-bhaath translates to hot lentil rice in the Kannada language. It is also known as Bisi bele huliyanna . The traditional preparation of this dish is quite elaborate and involves the use of spicy masala, toor dal (a type of lentil) and vegetables. Spices like nutmeg and asafoetida, curry leaves and tamarind pulp used in its preparation contribute to the unique flavour and taste of this dish.


It is served hot and sometimes eaten along with salad, papad or potato chips. This dish is commonly found in restaurants that serve the Udupi cuisine. The masala used for the dish is available off the shelf. The main key item that makes this rice dish super-delicious is the bisi bele bath powder which is almost similar to sambar powder.  The better its quality, the tastier will be this food. The bisi bele bath recipe mostly uses Carrot, potatoes, brinjal, drumsticks, bottle gaurd , green capsicum, onion, kohlrabi or German turnip, peas and beans are among the vegetables that also make bisi bele bhath nutritious and delicious.


But when dalia or broken wheat replaces 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 have used here very coarse variety, which is used for making haleem. 

bisi belebath


  • Raw Rice 1 cup
  • broken wheat – 1 cup
  • Thoor dal- 1 full cup
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida- ¼ tsp
  • Shallots- ½ cup
  • Tomatoes-2 cut finely
  • ginger garlic paste – 1 tbls
  • Green chillies- 3
  • 3 full cups vegetables
  • Sambar powder- 1 tsp
  • Tamarind – 1 small lemon sized.
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee- 5 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- 3 tsp chopped



  • Channa dal- 3 tsp
  • Thoor Dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds- 3 tsp
  • Jeera- 1 ½ tsp
  • Pepper- ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- ½ tsp
  • Saunf/Aniseeds- ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves- a few
  • Red chillies- 3
  • Cinnamon- 2 one inch pieces
  • Cloves- 5
  • Coconut- 3 to 4 tsp

bisi bele bath

Wash the rice or broken wheat and dal separately, and soak for half an hour.
Soak the tamarind pulp and keep it aside. Roast all the spices, mix them with coconut, turmeric powder, ginger and garlic paste. Now grind the mixture into a thick paste using a little water. Keep this bisi bele bath masala aside.

making bisi belle bath

 Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it. When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add the sliced onions and fry till soft, add all the vegetables along with tomatoes, curry leaves, washed broken wheat & toovar dal and turmeric powder, mix gently and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.Add the tamarind, salt, prepared paste and 4 cups of hot water, mix gently and pressure cook on a high flame for 4 whistles. Lower the flame and pressure cook for another 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape using natural release method before opening the lid, it may take about 10- 15 minutes.Add the ghee, mix well and serve immediately garnished with fresh coriander leaves. Served piping hot accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita.




Rose is known as Gulab in Hindi. Rose sherbet is a refreshing drink made from the petals of dark red roses. Since ancient times, roses have been revered as symbols of the feminine love . But these lovely flowers also possess true healing properties. 

Medicinal Uses of Rose Flower

The medicinal uses and health benefits of a rose (gulab flower) are many.
Rose water is an effective astringent that reduces swelling of capillaries beneath the skin.

  • Rose petal tea is efficient in cleansing the gall bladder and liver, and it helps improve bile secretion. Rose petals are dried and crushed to make tea.
  • Rose tea also helps in alleviating mild sore throats and bronchial infections. The tea cools the body and reduces fever-related rashes.
  • Rose petals are an important ingredient in eye washes as well, as it is antiseptic in nature.
  • Rose water benefits include nourishing the scalp and improving hair growth. It is medicinally used as an antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory product. It is also used to treat dry scaly skin, dermatitis, and eczema.
  • Rose essential oil is used along with carrier oils such as almond or grape fruit to treat various illnesses like hemorrhage, liver problems, nausea, fatigue, ulcers, asthma, dehydration, and bacterial infections of the stomach, colon, and urinary tract.
  • Rose leaves are used in preparing rose water from the Persian variety. Rose water prepared from rose leaves brings relief from constipation, clears blood, and soothes the mind. In addition, it is used on the treatment of measles and chicken pox.

There are no known side effects related to the use of rose water or rose oil; nevertheless, it is best to consult when using any product as a means of treatment. – SOURCE



  • Rose petals (loosely packed) – 6 cup
  • Sugar – 6 cup
  • Lemon – 1 no
  • Rose mix (colour and essence) – 2 teaspoon
  • Water – 4½ cup
  • Salt – pinch


Mildly rinse rose petals in water and drain; heat one and half cup of water in a wide vessel; when water starts boiling, add the washed rose petals and switch off fire and cover the vessel with a lid.

Let it remain for one hour minimum; then squeeze the petals well, filter the rose water and keep aside.

Take the given sugar in a wide pan; add remaining 3 cup water and boil.

When water boils, lower the flame; stir in between and let it boil for 5 to 7 seven minutes (by now sugar is fully dissolved and hot); remove and keep; after 10 minutes, add rose mix (colour and essence).

Then add lemon juice and salt.

Now add rose water; blend well with a ladle.

After cooling, store this syrup in refrigerator. Serving: Add one third of syrup in two third of water with few ice cubes and serve chilled.


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