Saturday, February 3, 2007

bisi bele bhath

Red gram dal (tur) - 1/2 cup
Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Brinjals - 2 small
Onion - 1 no.
Carrot - 1 no.
Drumsticks - 2 nos (optional)
Tamarind - size of a small lime
Dry red chillies - 6 (you can reduce or increase as per your taste)
Green chillies - 4 nos
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 2 tsp
Cashewnuts - 20 gms
Fresh grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - Few
Coriander leaves - Few
Poppy seeds(khus khus) - 1 tsp
Aniseeds(saunf) - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 4 nos
Cardamoms - 4 nos
Cinnamon - Small piece
oil - for frying
Salt - as per taste

Peel the onions and cut into big pieces.
Chop the vegetables into 2.5 cm pieces.
Wash rice and dhal. Place it in one of the containers
and add 2 1/2 cups of water, a pinch of turmeric powder
and chopped vegetables and cook it in a pressure cooker
Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Add 3 red chillies,
fenugreek, coriander seeds and grated coconut. Fry until
fenugreek turns golden brown in color. Powder the above
and keep it aside. Heat some more oil and fry poppy
seeds, cloves,cinnamon, cardamom and aniseeds. Powder
them and keep it aside. Soak tamarind in a little water
and extract juice. Heat little oil, add remaining dry red
chillies, mustard, curry leaves and green chillies. When
the mustard crackles, add to the rice and mix well. Add
tamarind juice and salt to taste and mix thoroughly.
Heat little ghee and fry cashewnuts until golden brown
in color. Add to the rice along with powdered ingredients
and masala powder. Mix well. Remove from fire. If you
like ghee, add just before serving.


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