Bisi bele bhath masala

These days I am trying to post as many masala powders as possible. With experience, I have found the home made masala powders are always better than the ready made ones. Also, Indian store being very far from my place, I can only go there once in a while and whenever I go there, I forget to buy some masalas.

I tasted bisi bele bhath in Bangalore for the first time. Though I was not a big fan of it, I absolutely loved it when I prepared it at home. I had used the ready made masala for it. But I prefer the home made one now. I got this recipe from one of the recipe books.

1 tbl spn coriander seeds
7-8 red chillies
1 tea spn chana dal
1 tea spn urad dal
1/4 tea spn fenugreek seeds
1/4 tea spn asafoetida
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tea spn garam masala
Oil 1 tea spn

Heat oil and fry the ingredients one by one (if everything is fried at once, some spices get burnt and some do not fry at all. So fry them one by one. Garam masala need not be fried). Grind all the fried masalas and garam masala to a smooth powder. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Here is the recipe for bisi bele bhath

15 thoughts on “Bisi bele bhath masala”

  1. Shilpa …I made Bisi bele bhath for the first time here last friday from one readymade masala. It came out very well, but somehow i was not very satisfied with the Masala. It was a Bangalore based company packet. Now that i have a detailed recipe, i am going to try it today.

  2. thanks a lot shilpa .today only i will try to do this recipe hope it will come out tempting.i will let u know next time .it is my one of the favourite dish.

  3. Hi, I am thrilled finding your website. Came across it by sheer accident. My first instinct was to phone my amchi friends and tell them about my new discovery. Would be obliged if you could let me know how to make “amti pitti” and “amti” at home.

  4. Leena Ajgaonkar Goutam

    Thanks Shilpa…

    Its one of my favo dishes.. and now I have the masala which I canm make it at home…
    You are too good !!!

    I’m tracking your blog today.. and going bonkers !

  5. sorry spelling mistake than poha, b’coz my husband likes only rice.

    Shilpa: Add it with dal if you want to make it with rice.

  6. hi Shilpa,

    Your web site is just marvellous. I was browsing the website yesterday and had seen a dish with leftover rice,besan,onion and I am unable to locate was a dish which someone had prepared on diwali day.Can you please help if it was you who had posted that.It had a very different name and the dish was like akki rotti with ajwain. Can you please help.

    thanks a lot.

    P.S the cake fever has caught on.i prepared the cake second time(within a week) and it was just marvellous.

    Shilpa: Kiran, I am not sure which recipe it was (All the recipes on this site are posted by me). Please check out Breakfast section.

  7. Saraswathi Gowda

    Hi Shilpa,

    As many other silent readers who browse this website, I’ve cooked many recipes from your website. I’m in US from almost 12 years and basically from Mysore. My suggestion is that if you could post a separate category as Masala Powders would be helpful.

    Many Thanks for taking time to retain originality with the dishes and simiplicity & clarity in pressenting to the users.


    Shilpa: There is a category “pickles and powders” which has all the masala powders listed. Please check out.

  8. hi shilpa
    For last couple of months i was trying out different recipes from your blog turned out to be very good specially the south indian recipes

  9. Hi Shilpa, the grated coconut is it the fresh one? can it be stored with the powder for long? Thanks

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