Bisibellabath|Sambar rice

Bisibellabath is a popular delicious dish  of  Karnataka which is combination of rice,toor dal,vegetables, spice mixture & tamarind pulp.I like recipes which contains ginger and garlic but after eating this Bisibellabath i realized that without using ginger garlic also makes the recipes tasty with the below mentioned grind ed mixture.It is served with potato chips,pickle,curd with boondi .



  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Toor dal – ½ cup
  • Water – 6 and ½ cup
  • Carrot – ½ cup
  • Beans – ½ cup
  • Tamarind – 1 lemon size
  • Salt- as required
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp

To grind:

  • Red chilli – 8
  • Channa dal – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Clove -2
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
  • cashews
  • Coconut – ¼ cup
  • Coriander leaf- garnish

Bisibellabath Recipe:

  • Wash rice and toor dal. Pressure cook rice and toor dal by adding water for 1 whistle

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  •  Add tamarind with water in bowl and microwave for a min then squeeze it to extract the juice and throw away the pulp.

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  • Heat pan and dry roast poppy seeds first and once it s color changes slightly transfer to mixie jar.Grind it with cashews.

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  • Dry roast the ingredients listed under to grind.Once cooled grind it into coarse powder

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  • Heat pan with oil and add chopped carrot and beans ,salt and mix it well for a min and add grinded mixture.

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  • Add tamarind water to it and close the lid .Let the vegge’s cook for 5 mins

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  • Then transfer to the cooker and let the mixture blend well with rice for about 5 mins.

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  • Add ghee at this point which is optional 😉 .Garnish with coriander leaf.

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Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve Bisibellabath with potato chips or pickle.
  • Serve this with curd and boondi mixture.



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