Friday, May 13, 2011

Bisibela Bath/ Sambar rice

My long pending recipe for valars kitchen here it comes, sorry friends was not feeling well hence unable to update my recipes, hope you all enjoy this simple bisibela bath recipe.Sambar rice is one of the favorite recipe for most south Indains. When I feel lazy to cook I go for something which is simple, easy and fast to cook. One such recipe is Sambar rice/ Bisibela bath.


Para Boiled rice or Ponni/Basmathi rice – 1 cup

Toor dal – ½ cup

Sambar powder – 2 tbsp

Bay leaves – 2

Cloves – 4

Cashew nut – 5-6nos

Mixed vegetables(your choice) – Carrot, beans, drumstick, green peas, radhish, potato(My choice of veggies) all cut in to chunks.

Tamarind paste - ½ cup

Asafoetida - ½ tsp

Ghee – 4 tbsp

Tomato - 1(chopped)

Pearl onions - 5-6 nos


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in pressure cooker. To that add bay leaves, cloves and sambar powder. Cook them for few seconds. Then add Ponni rice and toor dal. Measure 2 cups of water and add them to the pressure cooker. Also add ½ cup of tamarind pulp.
  2. Pressure cook them for 2 whistles. Then open the pressure cooker you could find the sambar rice partially mashed.
  3. Now add the mixed veggie, chopped tomato, pearl onions and pressure cook them for 2 more whistles so that the sambar rice is completely mashed and also the veggies are cooked.
  4. Heat ghee is a separate pan and fry the cashews.
  5. Finally add asafoetida powder to the sambar rice and also the ghee roasted cashew nuts. Mix them well.
  6. Serve them hot with another 2 tbsp of ghee on top of them.


Santosh Bangar said...


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious recipe..

JishasKitchen said...

wow..very delicious and tempting combo..

Reva said...

This is my fav dish but sadly never got it right... should try your recipe sometime:) thanks for sharing..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Superb colors.. love your plate!!

Vidhya said...

This is so inviting.

Vimitha Anand said...

My favorite one pot meal... Looks yum

Priya said...

Wonderful and so inviting BBB,delicious!

raajarathinam said...

yummy..tasty... easy to prepare...thanks to u for makin cookin easier than ever before...

Nava.K said...

My mum sort of makes this sometimes, its one complete meal and as you have mentioned, quickly when lazy to cook so many dishes for the day.

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww.. .Delicious and perfect BBB.. looks simply inviting.. Lovely presentation too.. First time here.. Wonderful blog !!
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Mrs K said...

Thanks Valar, for stopping by at my blog,I am sorry it took me so long to get to yours.I was away and blogging for a while,trying to catch up now. This BBB is one of my favorites and yours looks and sounds perfectly done and overly delicious:)I have added myself to your list of followers.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. thats a delicious looking BBB. I love this and have tried making it once :D

Raksha said...

Do participate in the Desserts with Coconuts event and giveaway on my blog.

Chitra said...

hi, first time here. loved ur space. sambhar rice looks yummy.

Sangeetha Priya said...

First time here, loved the bath with papad!!!

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