Authentic Karnataka Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

Bisi Bele Bath is one of those old-but-gold Karnataka recipes passed down through generations. It is called by different names in the South of the Vindhyas. For instance, it is called ‘Bisi Bele Bath’ in Kannada, while ‘Sambar Sadam’ is a more common name in Tamil Nadu. However, the idea of this delicacy—a healthy, vegetable-rich, flavor-packed meal—remains the same everywhere. When in Karnataka, it is undoubtedly a must-have dish. If not in Karnataka, it is certainly a dish that must be part of your wish list.

How To Make Bisi Bele Bath 

If you are thinking about making the best Bisi Bele Bath Recipe closest to the original, remember the vegetables. The richer the vegetable content, the better the rice dish tastes. Carrots, beans, peas, potatoes, small onions, coriander, curry leaves are just some of the things that you can add to your Bisi Bele Bath. Over that, you can add all the vegetables that you want to experiment with based on your pallet and taste preference. Anything that goes with rice, dal, and tamarind, will work great for you if you are brave enough to experiment.

To make the simple but best Bisi Bele Bath Recipe Karnataka Style, without a hassle, follow these steps:

  1. Soak rice and dal in equal portions.
  2. Dice vegetables to a preferred size. Ensure that they are not too small, or they will turn into mush.
  3. Let the rice, dal, and veggies go through three whistles and cool down.
  4. After the cooker cools down, add tamarind juice (remember to remove the seeds) and let it simmer.
  5. Add the magic powder from Saga Foods.
  6. Finally, garnish with some roasted cashew and ghee.

How To Make Bisi Bele Bath Recipe Masala

The Best Bisi Bele Bath recipe relies on the masala, which serves as the backbone of the recipe. Always remember that the whole point of creating a masala is spicing up your dish. What is excellent about this masala is that you can make it in batches. Here are the ingredients you need to make Bisi Bele Bath Recipe Masala:

  • Coriander seeds 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chana dal
  • Urad dal
  • Dry red chilies
  • Cumin seeds
  • Black pepper
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Poppy seeds
  • Cloves
  • Dried coconut

Alternatively, you can just pick up the customer-favorite masala mix from Saga Foods.  

Best Accompaniment to Bisi Bele Bath

Thanks to the readymade powder, you can instantly make the best Bisi Bele Recipe Karnataka style. You can pair this sumptuous dish with potato fry, mixed veg raita, or potato chips and enjoy a healthy and tasty meal.


Bisi Bele Bath Powder from Saga Foods is not only authentic and delicious, but you will also feel like the lost tradition is back on your plate. So, take a step towards healthy eating by choosing Saga Foods. 

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