Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Oats Bisibelabath


Hello everyone... Again today am here with a traditional dish but with a healthy twist...

Bisibelabath is a very authentic dish in karnataka and it's one of the comforting dish filled with some wonderful flavours...

But if your looking for something that going to satisfy your tastebuds and at the sametimw being healthy, then this is one of those dishes...

I always love bisibelabath for the taste and flavor but today I was not in a mood to eat anything with rice... So thought of replacing the rice with oats...

So the authentic dish with a healthy twist and no compromise on taste...


Oats 1 Cup
Water 2 Cups
Toor dal 1/2 Cup
Tamarind 1 small lemon size
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Onion / Shallots 1/4 Cup
Tomato 2 small
Carrot 1
Potato 1
Green Peas 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

Ghee / Oil 1 tsp
Cashews 5
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves few

Bisibelabath Powder:

Channa dal 2 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Red Chillies 5
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Cardamom 1
Cinnamon stick 1"
Cloves 2
Grated Coconut / Dry Coconut 1/4 cup
Ghee / Oil 2 tsp


Bisibelabath Powder Preparation:

Dry roast the channa dal, coriander seeds, pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stiks and red chilli and fry the same till the color the mixture changes to light brown. Remove from heat and keep aside.

Add the coconut to the same pan and continue frying till you get a nice aroma from the coconut and the color changes to light brown.

Switch off the flame and mix with the roasted items and allow this mixture to cool and grind to a powder and keep aside. (this can be done the previous day)

Method & Preparation:

Cook the dal in pressure cooker with turmeric powder, mash them and set aside.

Clean and chop the veggies to small pieces. Add water and little salt and boil till tender.

Peel the onions shallots and chop the tomatoes, keep it ready.

Soak the tamarind in the water and take the extract.

Dry roast the Oats for 2 minutes in a low to medium flame, till you get nice aroma. Keep aside.

Add one teaspoon of Ghee/ oil and fry the cashew till it turns out to a light brown color and keep it aside.

In the same pan add some oil / Ghee, add mustard seeds and curry leaves, fry till they splutter.

Add the onion and fry for about a minute, then add the chopped tomato and turmeric, keep frying till the tomatoes are soft.

Add the tamarind extract to the onions n tomatoes and allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes till the raw smell of tamarind goes.

Then add the salt, cooked vegetables, mashed dal and 2 cups water, stir well. Keep the flame low and allow the mixture to boil for 2 mins.

Add the prepared bisibelabath powder and mix well. Let the mixture boil in low flame for about 5 mins.

Add in the oats and mix well, keep the flame low and close the pan with a lid and allow it to cook for 2 minutes.
At this stage add 1 table spoon of ghee and the fried cashew, mix well.

Serve hot with some Chips or Papad or Raita...

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