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83/365 – Bisi Bele Bath

Bisi bele bhath is a rice-based dish with its origins in the state of Karnataka, India. Bisi-bele-bhaath translates to hot-lentil-rice in the Kannada language. It is also known as Bisi bele huliyanna. The traditional preparation of this dish is quite elaborate and involves the use of spicy masala, toor dal (a type of lentil) and vegetables.

Spices like nutmeg and asafoetida, curry leaves and tamarind pulp used in its preparation contribute to the unique flavour and taste of this dish. It is served hot and sometimes eaten along with salad, papad or potato chips. This dish is commonly found in restaurants that serve the Udupi cuisine.

The masala to be used for Bisi bele bath is now available off the shelf in grocery stores of India. Ready-to-eat satchets of Bisi bele bath can also be found. Restaurants famous for this dish in Bangalore are the Mavalli Tiffin Room, Maiya’s (Jayanagar) and Ullas Refreshments ,M.G.Road.

Preparation:

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisi_Bele_Bath

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