BISI BELE BATH POWDER / HOME MADE BISI BELE BATH SPICE POWDER - AUTHENTIC KARNATAKA STYLE

I usually prefer making spice powders at home rather than buying it from outside as i feel they are much better than the store bought ones .There is no preservative added and they really add flavors & fragrance to the food.I agree its little time consuming but once job done , aroma coming out from the flavorful masalas is just overwhelming. So here i share with you all  the method of preparing 

" Home Made Bisi Bele Bath Powder " . This easy to make spice blend is the heart of bisi bele bath .

BISI BELE BATH POWDER / HOME MADE BISI BELE BATH SPICE POWDER - AUTHENTIC KARNATAKA STYLE

Hmm.. I know few people out there are wondering what is this " Bisi Bele Bath " after all ? I can proudly say Bisi bele bath is a trademark signature dish of Karnataka. Its basically a mix of rice , lentils and vegetables. The mixture is spiced up using " bisi bele bath spice powder " and later served hot. Of course you can use MTR ready powder to make them but as i said it can never match the authentic homemade version.

Every house hold has their own recipe for bisi bele bath powder,though the basic remains same there will be few changes in proportion.The one i am sharing today is my Mom's version who's bisi bele bath is very famous. People visiting our home craves for her bisi bele bath and she happily pleases them . She always says " ' Marathi moggu / Kapok buds ' is the secret ingredient in the spice powder so never omit them . " . I too agree , these buds give an important distinguished flavor.So are you ready to jot down the recipe of " Authentic Karnataka Style Bisi Bele Bath Powder " ? Here it goes...

I usually prefer making spice powders at home rather than buying it from outside as i feel they are much better than the store bought ones .There is no preservative added and they really add flavors & fragrance to the food.I agree its little time consuming but once job done , aroma coming out from t...

BISI BELE BATH POWDER

Summary

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  • Coursecondiments
  • Cuisinekarnataka

Ingredients

Urad dal / split black gram
1 1/2 tbsp
Chana dal /split bengal gram
1 1/2 tbsps
Coriander seeds / dhania
3 tbsp
Cumin seeds / jeera
2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds / methi
1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds / khus khus
2 tsps
Cardamom/ elaichi
1
Cinnamon / dalchini -  2 piece
2 -1 inchs
Cloves / lavang
3 to 4
Marathi moggu / kapok buds
5 to 6
Mace / javitri - little
Dry coconut / kopra grated
1 small cup
Curry leaves/ kadi patta - few
Dried Red Chilli Byadgi / kashmiri chillies (less hot,gives deep red color)
10
Dried Red Chilli guntur (spicy variety)
5
Oil - to frys spices
1-2 tsps

Steps

  1. BISI BELE BATH POWDER / HOME MADE BISI BELE BATH SPICE POWDER - AUTHENTIC KARNATAKA STYLE
    In a frying pan on a low flame  dry roast dry coconut till they are crispy. Keep them aside .
    BISI BELE BATH POWDER / HOME MADE BISI BELE BATH SPICE POWDER - AUTHENTIC KARNATAKA STYLE
  2. Add few drops of oil to the same pan .Fry both the type of red chillies and curry leaves on low flame till the chillies are crisp. Switch off and transfer to a plate .
    BISI BELE BATH POWDER / HOME MADE BISI BELE BATH SPICE POWDER - AUTHENTIC KARNATAKA STYLE
  3. Next to the same pan,add black gram,bengal gram,coriander seeds,cumin seeds, fenugreek,cardamom, cinnamon ,cloves,kapok buds and mace. Fry on low flame till they are aromatic.Lastly add poppy seeds,fry for just a few seconds switch off .
  4. Combine all the roasted ingredients together .Mix well and allow them to cool .
    BISI BELE BATH POWDER / HOME MADE BISI BELE BATH SPICE POWDER - AUTHENTIC KARNATAKA STYLE
  5. Take a mixer jar .Wipe it clean ensuring there is no moisture.Transfer all the roasted ingredients and dry coconut to the jar.Grind to a smooth powder .
  6. Store the powder in an air tight container and use it while making bisi bele bath .
    BISI BELE BATH POWDER / HOME MADE BISI BELE BATH SPICE POWDER - AUTHENTIC KARNATAKA STYLE
  7. Isn't it easy ?? Today i shared just the making of bisi bele bath powder..No points for guessing my next post .. click to know how to make bisi bele bath ...

NOTES :

  1. Kapok buds and poppy seeds are very essential while making bisi bele bath powder.So dont omit it.
  2. If you want you can omit dry coconut .This further increases shelf life . You can grind and add at the time of making bisibelebath .
  3. Usually bisi bele bath is spicy. But if you cant take much spice reduce the chillies .
  4. I always make these powders in small batches ie once made gets over in 3-5 use.
  5. This masala powder can also be used while making sambar . It gives a different taste .

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Love ~Smitha