Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bisibelabath (Sambar Rice)

This recipe i got from our lovely fellow blogger - Jay's Tasty Appetite and it came out really very well. I only did very little change in the ingredients and change in the quantity i used.


  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Thuvar dhall - 1 cup
  • Carrot - 1
  • Potato - 1
  • Mango - 4 tsp (chopped)
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Nookul - 1
  • Onion - 2 (Big)
  • Tomato - 2
  • Tamarind Paste - 2 tsp
  • Ghee - 4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water - 8 cups
To Roast and Grind
  • Red chilly - 6
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 2 tsp
  • Channa dhal - 1 tsp
  • Urud dhal - 1 tsp
  • Toor Dhal - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
 To Season
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8 to 10
  • Fenugreek seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly - 4
  • Wash and soak rice and toor dhall for 10 mts.
  • Pressure cook the rice and dhal with the 8 cups water. It must be overcooked. ( Try to use the water quantity according to your rice variety).
  • Meanwhile, heat a kadai and add all the ingredients mentioned in the Roast and Grind ingrendients and dry roast it and grind to a fine powder.
  • In another kadai/pan, add oil and add the curry leaves, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly one by one.
  • Add the onion till it becomes translucent.
  • Add the tomato, tamarind paste, salt and other veggies with little water and cook till the veggies gets cooked.
  • Now add the cooked rice and dhall and mix well.
  • If you want you can add little bit hot water.
  • Add the grinded masala and mix well.
  • Allow to cook for another 5 mts.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot with pappad or vathal.
This goes to the following beautiful event
1. My event: Dish Name Starts With B
2. Festive Rice Event by Akheela

23 lovely comments:


That bisebele bath looks so yummy, I could eat the entire plate!


bisibelabath is my favorite too ...ur rice looks so tempting dear



Hi Akila,

Simple and yummy sambar rice...


SavithaRaj's Spice Land

Hi Akila,This is my favorite but usually ended up doing with the ready made powders..time to try ...

Hamaree Rasoi

Bisibelabath looks so yummy and well made. This is my favorite breakfast. Great Pics.

Hamaree Rasoi


My fav and anytime comfort meal

Sadhana Valentina

Nice of my fav....

Daisy Roshan

hi akila,

i would like to participate in letter name starts with B....i did not find the link to it...please help..



lovely rice, looks delicious


Reminds me of my chennai times..Sounds & looks yum akila!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

looks mindblowing dear........deliciously yum n mouthwatering...craving for some fav


Lovely dish..comforting n nice!

US Masala

chaitrali pathak

sounds and looks yum...........

Priya Suresh

My fav and one of my comforting hungry now..

Sreelekha Sumesh

yummy and delicious rice.

Sarah Naveen

Simply delicious..a comfort food!!

Menaga Sathia

yummylicious bisibelabath!!

My Kitchen Antics

Thanks for dropping by my blog, you have a great space here...
love the sambar rice:)


Bisibelabath has com eout very well..and is so temting too..


Nandinis food

Tasty and fav rice!


Bisibelabath is my favourite too. Its very inviting.
Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran


thank you for sending this delicious rice

Good Gynecologist in Kodambakkam

Bisi bella bath is my all time fav. Yummy. love to eat it with fried appalams/papads.

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