April 22, 2008

Bisi Bele Bhaat Parathas

For Bisi Bele Bhaat, usually I prepare Simple Huli/Sambhar (which i prepare for idlis) and then add cooked rice to it and boil till the mixture becomes thick. Here is the recipe for Bisi Bele Bhaat:

Ingredients for Bisi Bele Bhaat:

For Rice:
1 cup sona masoori rice
2 cups water

For Huli:
2 tbsp tur dal (yellow split gram)
1 tbsp peanuts
2 tbsp chopped veg(carrots, beans, onions or the combination)
1 tbsp Bisi Bele Bhaat powder (I use garam masala because it contains all the ingredients required for bhaat)
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp of tamarind paste
1 tbsp powdered jaggery

For tempering:
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
5 curry leaves
A pinch of asafetida

1. Cook rice and tur dal(along with peanuts) in cooker in a seperate container.
2. In a wok/ pan, heat oil, add all tempering items one by one. Saute vegetables till they are tender.
3. Add cooked dal to it. Add water. I usually add 1 cup water for Huli.
4. Add BBB powder/garam masala, red chili powder, salt, tamarind paste and jaggery and let it boil for few mins.
5. When it starts boiling, add cooked rice and boil for 10-15 mins or till the mixture becomes thick.
Serve hot Bisi bele bhaat topped with home made ghee.. uhhmm!

1. You can cook beans and carrots along with dal in cooker.

Bisi Bele Bhaat Parathas

I had read about parathas made using the left over cooked rice, so i thought why not try parathas with Left over Bisi Bele Huli Anna stuffing. Believe me it tastes really delicious and is very easy to make.


For dough:
11/2 cup wheat flour
water to knead

For stuffing:
1 cup mashed bisi bele bhaat
(make sure you remove the peanuts before mashing)

Here is how i made it:
1. Knead the dough in a mixing bowl and set it aside for 1/2 hour.
2. Divide the Bisibele bhaat mixture and the dough into small equal portions.
3. Oil your palms and flatten each portion of the dough.
4. Place each portion of the stuffing on the flattened dough and cover it from all the sides.

5. Roll each of them into thin paratha.

6. Pre heat the pan on medium flame. Apply oil on each side while baking them.

7. Serve hot parathas with any kind of raita or pickle.

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