Easy Bisibelebath (In Pressure Cooker)


Bisi bele bath is a delicious Rice based dish prepared with Rice, Toor dal, Vegetables (Carrots, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Green Peas, and Brinjals) and Spices. This Easy Bisibelebath can be easily made in Pressure Cooker in a short time. As this tasty dish contains Toor dal and various Vegetables, it is loaded with protein, fiber and nutrients. You can also store this Bisibelebath powder for few days. It is an Ideal Lunchbox recipe too which can be prepared easily in the busy morning. This dish is perfect for Kids as it won’t be spicy. If you still want to make this delicious dish tastes mild, reduce the quantity of Red Chilli seeds added while making the powder. Here is the simple recipe to relish its taste at home.

Cooking time: 16-18 minutes

Serves: 4


1 cup = 300 ml

1 spoon = 10 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 coffee spoon = 2.5 ml

  • Hand Pounded Rice – slightly less than 1 ¼ cup 
  • Toor dal – 12 tsp
  • Small sized Carrot – 2 (chopped lengthwise)
  • Big sized Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Big sized Tomatoes – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Big sized Potatoes – 1 (chopped)
  • Peeled Green peas – 3 spoon
  • Brinjal – 1 (chopped lengthwise)
  • Chopped Coriander leaves – few
  • Chopped Curry leaves – few
  • Tamarind – a small lemon sized
  • Ground nuts – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Cashew nuts – 7
  • Raisins – 1 tsp
  • Salt – required
  • Turmeric powder – slightly more than ½ tsp
  • Ghee – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cloves – 6
  • Cinnamon Stick (small) – 1
  • Fenugreek Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander Seeds –¾ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ¾ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Poppy Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli -6 (seeds of Red Chillies)
  • Water – required


For preparing Bisibele powder:

  1. Roast the Mustard Seeds with the Ghee (1 tsp) until it crackles, in a Kadai at low flame.
  2. Add the Chana dal and Urad dal to it and roast until both the dal turn slightly brown. Then, add the Cloves, Red Chilli seeds, Ground nuts (Optional),Cinnamon Stick, Fenugreek Seeds, Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Poppy Seeds to it. Roast the mixture for 2 minutes at medium flame. Switch off the flame. Cool the mixture for few minutes.
  3. Grind it to a powder. Bisibele powder is ready.

For preparing Bisibelebath:

  1. Mix the Prepared Bisibele powder Toor dal, Rice, Tamarind, Turmeric powder, required Salt, Water ( slightly less than 4¼ cups), chopped Carrots, Green peas, Onions, Brinjals, Tomatoes and Potatoes in a Pressure Cooker and cook it for 4 whistles (I have used 5 litre stainless steel pressure pan for cooking). Mash the cooked mixture. Bisibelebath is ready.
  2. Roast the Cashew nuts in the Ghee (½ tsp) until it turns slightly brown, in a small pan at low flame and then add the Raisins to it.Switch off the flame. Add the mixture in a small pan to the prepared Bisibelebath. Mix it well.
  3. Garnish with chopped Curry leaves and Coriander leaves.

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