Beaten rice/Avalakki Bisibele bhath

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                                                            Ready to serve Avalaki bisibele bhath

Time taken – 1 hour

Serves 6-8 persons

Bisibele bhath is the quint essential dish of south karnataka.  It is prepared with toor dal and rice in combination with veggies and the masala which makes the dish turn delecious.  I have already put it up a couple of years ago.   Today i would like to put up this dish with a variation by  replacing rice with beaten rice, the other ingredients being the same.  Here it goes:

What you need to have:

1. Pigeon pea dal/Toor dal – 1 cup

2. Beaten rice/Avalakki medium – 2 cups


                                                                                Toor dal & Beaten rice                                                                                

Other ingredients of the dish:

1. Chopped french Beans – 1/2 cup

2. Chopped carrots – 1/2 cup

3. Chopped Ashgourd – 1 cup

4. Chopped onions – 1/4 cup

5. Chopped potatoes – 1/3 cup

6. Fresh/frozen green peas – 1/2 cup


                                                                         Chopped veggies & Peanuts

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Blackgram dal – 1 Teaspoon

3. Red chili pieces – 4-5

4. Curry leaves – 4-5

6. Cashewnuts – A fistful

7. Peanuts – A fistful


                                                                             Ingredients of Seasoning

Ingredients of Garnishing & others:

1. Fresh grated coconut – A handful

2. Chopped cilantro – A handful

3. Mixture or sev – As needed

4. Bisible bhath powder – 4 Tablespoons(refer to my powder recipe)

5. Tamarind pulp – 1 Teaspoon


                                                             Ingredients of Garnishing & others

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and cook Toor dal and chopped veggies in the cooker till soft.

2. Wash and drain water from beaten rice and keep it aside.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                  Water drained from Beaten rice

3.  Place a wide skillet with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  On heating add mustard seeds to it.  When it starts spluttering add blackgram dal to it.  When fried add cashew, peanuts to it.  When being fried add red chili pieces and curry leaves to it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                                      Seasoning in progressKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                         Seasoning in full swing

4.  When done, add cooked dal-veggie mix and stir well.  Now add bisibele bhath powder, tamarind pulp , salt and soaked  and drained  beaten rice from step-3 to it and give a strong stir with a wooden spatula adding required quantity of water to bring it to the required consistency checking for salt.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                  Veggie dal mix, Beaten rice,bisibele bhath powder, tamarind pulp, salt being added  

5. When hot itself transfer it to a serving bowl garnishing with cilantro, fresh grated c a dash of butter and mixture or sev.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                  Ready to serve Avalakki bisibele bhath


                                                                 Avalakki bisibele bhath being garnished

Time taken : 1 hour

Serves: 6-8 people 


1. Always use quality dal and fresh veggies for best results.

2. I have used home made powder for the dish.  Please refer to my recipe here.


9 thoughts on “Beaten rice/Avalakki Bisibele bhath

    Priya said:
    March 31, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Beautiful bisi bele bath with beaten rice, sounds quick and delicious.

    Aruna Panangipally said:
    March 31, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    How interesting…..! I have always made bisi bele with rice and look forward to making it with poha now. It must be much lighter on the stomach. Thank you for this gem! 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 31, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Hi Aruna,

      You are right . Actually it is very yummy also and the texture a little different but really good. Please pass on the link of this blog among your friends community.

    Hari Chandana said:
    March 31, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    This looks so delicious and tempting.. yummy! 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 2, 2014 at 12:06 am

      Hi Harichandana,

      It is light on the stomach and little different to taste too!!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 4, 2014 at 6:48 am

      Hi Hari chandana,

      Thanx a lot for your sweet words.

    Judit + Corina | WineDineDaily said:
    April 4, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Looks so flavorful and delicious! The garnish is a nice contrast of textures. J+C

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 4, 2014 at 7:03 am


      Thanx a lot for your comments.

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