Oats Bisi Bele Bath

Oats Bisi Bele Bath

Oats Bisi Bele Bath

Healthy twist to the traditional rice-lentil-vegetable dish of Karnataka, Bisi Bele Bath, with oats instead of rice.


1 cup oats
½ cup toor dal/yellow lentils/pigeon peas
¼ cup chopped carrots
¼ cup chopped green beans
½ cup cauliflower florets
¼ cup fresh green peas
3 tablespoons bisi bele bath powder (recipe below)
2 teaspoons tamarind paste/or a lemon sized tamarind soaked in water
3 green chillies/jalapenos
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon hing/asafetida
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 tablespoons oil
2 to 3 tablespoons ghee/clarified butter
Salt to taste
Ingredients for bisi bele bath powder:
3 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons urad dal
2 teaspoons chana dal
2 teaspoons jeera/cumin seeds
4 to 5 cloves
4 to 5 marathi moggu
2 cardamom pods
2 to 3 pieces cinnamon
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
½ teaspoon hing/asafetida
5 to 6 dry red chillies
¼ cup grated coconut
2 sprigs curry leaves

Full recipe: Oats Bisi Bele Bath

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