Bisibela bath(Sambar Rice)

Rice - 3 Cups
Toor Dhal - 2 cups
Small Onion - 1 Cup(chopped)
Peas - 1 Cup
Beans - 1/2 cup (Chopped)
Carrot-2 no's(chopped)
Drumstick 1 no (chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 Nos
Tamarind Juice - 1/4 Cup
Red chilli powder - 2 Tbsp
Ghee - 3 Tbsp
Oil- 4 Tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tbsp
Salt As Required

For Masala(amounts can be taken according to your taste):
Coriander seeds
Dry red chilli
Gram dhal
Curry leaves
Grated coconut


1) Dry roast the masala ingredients and grind it to fine powder.
2) Cook toor dhal with turmeric powder and keep it aside.
3) Cook rice seperately.
4) Heat oil in a pan. Add 1 tsp of masala powder, onion, beans,drum stick, carrot and tomato and fry for sometime til the vegetables are cooked.
5) Add cooked dhal, tamarind juice, masala powder, salt and red chilli powder.
6) Add some water and allow it to boil for sometime.
7) Add the cooked rice to the above gravy and allow it to cook for 5 mins
8) Garnish with Coriander leaves, ghee and coconut before serving.

Mouth watering Bisbilla bath is ready to serve.Goes well with papadam.

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