Bisi bele bath powder recipe – Bisi bele bath is one of the popular traditional rice lentil dishes from Karnataka cuisine. Tomato bath, vangi bath, kesari bath, chow chow bath are some of the most common bath recipes that one can find in most households & tiffin centers in Karnataka. I have shared a recipe of bisi bele bath earlier along with the spice powder just enough for the recipe.
As I had many requests from readers to share the recipe using little higher quantity of ingredients so that it can be stored for a month or so, sharing it here.
If you have this bisi bele bath powder in hand you can prepare bisi bele bath in no time and is much easier than preparing a regular South Indian meal. This recipe makes about 16 servings of bisi bele bath masala powder. This stays good for about 2 months without refrigeration if fresh coconut is not used. Fresh coconut makes the powder smell rancid after a week even though it is toasted well, so do refrigerate if you use it.
In authentic bisi bele bath powder, marati moggu and poppy seeds are used, I do not use them due to the non availability. If you have them you can use them, but even without them the powder smells great and you will be able to make a very good bisi bele bath with it.
Bisi bele bath powder recipe card
- 15 to 20 byadgi red chilli / vana menasinakai or any less spicy variety
- 1 inch 4 cinnamon stick/ chekke / dalchini
- 8 cloves / lavanga
- 4 tsp jeera/ cumin/ jeerige
- 4 tsp urad dal / uddina bele
- 4 tsp chana dal/ kadale bele
- 6 to 8 pinches methi seeds / 6 to 8 chitike menthe
- 6 tbsp.coriander seeds / kothambari beeja
- 4 small marati moggu (optional)
- ¼ cup fresh or dry coconut or poppy seeds/ gasgase(optional)
- Clean all the ingredients and discard the stones and debris.
- Begin to dry roast red chilies, chana dal and urad dal on a low flame until lightly golden.
- Add cinnamon, cloves and marati moggu.
- Add coriander seeds, cumin and methi seeds. Stir well and switch off when you begin to smell them good.
- Add coconut or poppy seeds. Switch off and keep stirring in the hot pan until the coconut or poppy seeds get roasted well.
- Cool all these and powder them finely.
- If needed sieve and repeat blending the rest of the powder.
- Store bisi bele bath masala powder in an air tight glass jar and use as and when needed.