Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bisibele Baath

This recipe is from my cousin sis, Shaila akka, who is an awesome cook. Most of her cooking is by guessing the amount of ingredients and the food I ate made by her has always tasted awesome to it sungata pannaupkari, pathrodo or bisibele baath. During her visit here in spring last yr, for Mayank's b'day she made a big batch of this for us and all of us relished and ate it like there's no tomorrow.
Pics of the awesomeness to be posted soon!

For the masala
Coriander seeds- 3 tsp
jeera -2 tsp
chana dal-2 tsp
urad dal 2 tsp
cinn 1"
till 2tsp
garlic 6
coconut 2 tbsp
curry leaves
green ch 3
red chh 10-12
methi 15
pepper 1/2 tsp
clove 2
ginger 1"pc
roast all of the above with a little oil
(I roasted all the ingredients together)
grind with the 4 ingredients below
1.tamarind paste 2 tsp
2.coriander leaves- about 25 stems.
3.turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
4.hing 1/2 tsp

For the seasoning
onions 2, chopped
tomato 2, chopped in big chunks
garlic 2 crushed
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
urad dal 1/2 tsp
jeera 1/2 tsp
curry leaves 2 sprigs
red chillies 4, broken
cashew nuts and raisins about 10 each

Mixed vegetables about 3 cups- beans, carrots, cauliflower,potato, peas.
Basmati rice 2 cups
tuvar dal 1 cup
water to cook the above- 8 cups

Have the ground masala, vegetables, rice and tuvar dal ready.
In a pressure cooker heat 4 tbsp ghee, add all the ingredients for seasoning and saute. Add rice,dal,vegetables, ground masala, water and salt. cook till rice is done, which should take about 30 mins. Serve with ghee.

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