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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AVALAKKI BISI BELE BHATH / BISI BELE AVALAKKI


INGREDIENTS:

Getti aval (thick variety poha) - 1 cup
Toor dhal - 3/4 cup
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Mixed vegetables(carrot, beans, shelled peas) - 1 cup
Small onions - 1/2 cup
Salt - as per taste
Gingelly oil - 3 tablespoons
Ghee - 2 tsp.
Ghee fried cashews - 8
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves - few

TO POWDER:

Cinnamon stick - 1"
Cloves - 4
Coriander seeds(Dhania) - 2 tablespoons
Gram dhal - 1 tsp.
Maratta mokku - 2
Dry red chillies - 3
Hing
Dessicated OR fresh scraped coconut - 2 tsp.

METHOD:

Soak aval (poha) in water for fifteen minutes.

Pressure cook toor dhal with turmeric powder. Mash well and keep aside.


Extract juice from tamarind. Keep aside.

Drain the water from aval completely and squeeze out the water using your hands.

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat a spoon of oil and fry the items mentioned for powder and dry grind in a mixie.

In the same pan, heat oil, fry the onions till transparent, add the mixed vegetables, little salt and when half done add the tamarind extract and boil till the raw smell goes. Now add the soaked & squeezed aval and mashed dhal. Add salt.
Add a cup of water to get the desired consistency.
Cook for a while, in medium heat, till the aval is cooked and soft. Stir frequently. Now add the powdered items. Mix well and stir for a minute.

Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add fried cashews. Top with ghee and serve hot with deep fried javvarisi vadaam or papads.

21 comments :

  1. wow it looks great and sounds good too

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  2. Yummy dish... I make upma with poha but this sounds like a tasty alternative...

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  3. oh wow, never know that we can make bisibelabath with aval.came out nice. Will give it a try

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  4. Never knew we can make with aval,sounds too good and with vadams I am dyeing over it!

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  5. Dear Shanti
    I feel good reading your comment at my blog. I like this recipe. I love bissi bele bhath cooked with rice. Never tried with poha. The best thing is, I can make the spice using your recipe. Whenever I travel down south, I bring a pack of Bissi bele spice. Now I dont have to wait for my trip,
    Have a nice week

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  6. looks delicious and yummy. my fav.

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  7. my fav dish of all :)Looks yummy !

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  8. Yummy. Nice idea of using Aval for BBB :)

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  9. Looks so delicious. I haven't made this with poha. great recipe.

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  10. Omg, BBB with aval looks super filling,unique and delicious..

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  11. Delicious and tempting looking rice...

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  12. I too make with aval and prefer it to rice since it is light on the tummy. Your bowl of BBB looks super delicious.

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  13. ჱܓ
    。°✿Olá,amiga!

    Passei apenas para lhe dizer

    Boa noite!!!

    Receita deliciosa!!!

    ✿•˚。
    ° 。✿ °° 。Beijinhos.
    ✿ °° 。Brasil

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  14. Wow this looks so delicious.

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  15. Bisbibelebath is Karnataka's popular dish !! I love this in rice..time to try in aval..looks very tempting..!!

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