Sambar Sadam/Bisibelabath

Sambar Sadam/Bisibelabath: 

Bisibelabath is a dish that originated in Karnataka. Many of  my followers are asking recipe for this Sambar sadham or Bisisbelabath. On request, I feel to post this  on my blog to encourage them to cook for this weekend as a special recipe.

We used to have the regular menu for lunch,  Sambar  with plain rice and vegetables as additional.Here this is a mix of all together with freshly ground Masala which enhances the Aroma and Taste.Simply awesome with Papad or chips or  any vegetable stir fry can match this wonderful Bisisbelabath.

When we look at its health benefits, there is in no doubt that this dish is very healthy with rice, as it is abundant in carbohydrates, and  it acts as fuel for our body. Protein is rich in Dal with soluble fibre, Vegetables rich in vitamins and nutrients, along with Aromatic Masala which enhances the taste, altogether Bisibelabath/Sambar sadham is a healthy and filling dish, try and Enjoy!

 

Bisibelabath /Sambar Sadham
Bisibelabath /Sambar Sadham

Ingredients:

Rice-3/4 cup

Toor Dal-1/4 cup

Bisibelle bath Powder-1/4 cup or 3  tablespoon

Asafoetida-1/4 tsp

Salt-1 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Tamarind extract-1/4 cup or 1 gooseberry sized juice

Vegetables according to your preference cut into cubical shape,

Brinjal-4

Drumstick-1

Carrot-1

Beans-5nos

Green peas

Onion-5nos(Shallots)

Green chilli-2 nos

Tomato-1

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To Temper:

Oil or Ghee-1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Asfoetida(Hing) 1 pinch

Curry leaves a twig

Ground nuts or Cashews to add more crunchiness can be added to your Interest

Ingredients to Roast and Grind bissibele bath powder:

Red Chilli-9 t0 12 according to your taste buds nos

Urad dal 2 tbsp

Channa dal-2 tbsp

Fenugreek(Methi) seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds-2 tbsp

Coconut grated-2 tbsp or desiccated

Cinnamon-1 inch piece

Cloves-3 nos

Elaichi-2

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Method to proceed:

1.Heat pan with one tsp of oil and roast the above ingredients to golden colour,grind to smooth powder.

Bisi belle bath powder
Bisi belle bath powder

2. Pressure cook Rice and dal as you prefer separately or together, I have cooked both together for 3 whistles with 3  cups of water.

3. In a vessel boil, 2 cups of water add all cut vegetables,Tomato and Onion and allow it to boil.

Now turmeric powder,tamarind extract,salt and Asafoetida,when the vegetables are soft cooked add the bisibele bath masala powder half portion of the ground or  masala 1/4 cup of the powder approximately mix it well without any lumps .

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Add cooked rice and dal, to the boiling sambar stir it well, Let it cook on low flame for 3 more minutes.

Finally season with Mustard seeds,a pinch of asafoetida (Hing) and curry leaves,Ground nuts or Cashewnuts to add more crunchiness can be added to your interest, sprinkle some fresh Coriander leaves on top and serve with Papad or chips.

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