Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder recipe video
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 flavours & fragrance to the food. I agree its little time consuming but once the job is done, the aroma coming out from the flavorful masalas is just overwhelming. So here I share with you all the method of preparing ” Home Made Authentic Karnataka style Bisi Bele Bath Powder “. This easy to make spice blend is the heart of Bisi bele bath
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. Make Bisi bele bath masala powder once, store in an airtight container and use few tsps ..whenever you are making Bisi bele bath .
Every household has its own recipe for bisi bele bath powder, though the basic ingredients remain the 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 flavour.
So are you ready to jot down the recipe of ” Authentic Karnataka Style Bisi Bele Bath Powder “? Here it goes…
Few variations and points to note before making Bisibele Bath Masala Powder :
- As said earlier, for authentic Karnataka style Bisibele bath powder .. marathi moggu / kapok buds are essential. It adds as a unique flavour.
- Also, poppy seeds are very essential while making Bisi bele bath powder. So don’t omit it.
- If you want you can omit dry coconut.This further increases shelf life. You can grind and add at the time of making Bisi Bele bath or keep masala powder in the fridge after using so that it stays good for months together.
- Usually, Bisi bele bath is spicy. But if you can’t take much spice to reduce the chillies. I always use 2 varieties of red chilli to make this spice powder .. Byadgi chilli for colour and Guntur variety for spice.
- I always make these powders in small batches ie once made gets over in 3-5 use.
- This masala powder can also be used while making sambar. It gives a different taste.
Check Out the Video recipe here :
BISI BELE BATH POWDER
- 1 1/2 tbsp Urad Dal / split black gram
- 1 1/2 tbsp Chana Dal/spilt Bengal Gram
- 3 tbsp Coriander Seeds / Dhania
- 2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
- 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds / methi
- 3-5 nos cardamom/ elaichi
- 5-7 nos Cloves/ Lavang
- 5-6 small piece Cinnamon/ dalchini
- 8-10 nos Kapok buds / maratha mogggu
- 2 tsps Poppy seeds / khus khus
- 1 small cup Dry Coconut / Kopra
- few Curry Leaves
- 10-15 nos Dried Red Chilli Byadgi / kashmiri chillies, (less hot,gives deep red color)
- 6-8 nos Dried guntur Red Chilli, (spicy variety)
- 1-2 tsp Oil, to fry spices
- Keep all the ingredients required for bisi bele bath masala powder ready.
- In a pan on a low flame, dry roast dry coconut till they are crispy. Keep them aside.
- Add 1-2 tsp of oil to the same pan. Fry both types of red chillies and curry leaves on low flame till the chillies are crisp. Keep aside.
- Next to the same pan, add urad dal , Channa Dal,coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and kapok buds. Fry on low flame till they are aromatic and crispy. Lastly add poppy seeds, fry for just a few seconds switch off.
- Combine all the roasted ingredients together .Mix well and allow them to cool .
- 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 .
- Store the powder in an air tight container and use it while making bisi bele bath .
- Isn't it easy ?? Today i shared just the making of bisi bele bath powder..No points for guessing my next post ..