I love Bisi Bele Baath...yummmm..the flavour is so good..i love to cook this often but "I CAN'T"...:-(....My daughter hates this:-(...I wonder how some one can hate this....Anyway I had to find a way for this problem, and tried replacing Broken Wheat for rice and guess what....I was a miracle....she asks for more:-).....and the story goes that....This is on her lunch menu once in a fortnight:-)
Broken Wheat 1 1/2 cups
Red gram dhal/ Tuvar dhal 1/2 cup
Green Brinjal 4
Fresh peas 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder 1/2 tsp(optional)
Bisi bele baath powder/sambar powder 3 tsps
Tamarind a small marble sized
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Soak tamarind in enough water for 30 minutes.Now Squeeze it and keep it aside
Was the broken wheat and the dhal together. Drain and keep it aside
Cut all the vegetables into small cubes
Heat a cooker/ pressure pan with the oil. Now add the mustard seeds. When it crackles add the cumin and then comes onion. When the onion becomes transparent add all the other vegetables. Mix well and continue cooking.
Now add the turmeric powder and chilli powder. Pour the tamarind extract.
Add salt and let it boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes away.Takes about 5 minutes in medium flame.
To this add the washed broken wheat dhal mixture and mix well
Sprinkle the baath powder/ sambar powder and mix well.
To enhance the favour add the curry and coriander leaves.
Pour 3 cups of water , close the cooker with the lid. and cook till 4 whistles.
When it has cooled down open the lid carefully, mix well and serve with a spoon of hot desi ghee on it:-)
So here goes my today's menu linked to Blogging Marathon#10 by Srivalli as this
Broken wheat BisiBele Baath
And a fresh fruit
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