Bisi (Hot), Bele (Lentils – Tuvar) Huli (Tamarind) Anna (Rice) or Bath (Mixed Rice), such a long name when I write it in English, Bisibelebath also called B – cubed in south Karnataka is a very famous Rice variety, absolutely delicious, to all the 5 senses, If you ever visit Bangalore you should definitely try this out!!, you will fall for it. Bisibelebath is served with Boondi in Hotels and usually with a raitha or crisps or papads in Homely way!!, However it is served this a one pot meal and Gorgeous!!!.
Basically Bisibelebath is made of Rice, Tuvar dal and Tamarind, Adding Vegetables is becoming an interesting addition and also this addition helps kids eat more vegetables with lot of side dishes to go with it!!, So you must be wondering why I called it Tomato Bisibelebath because I have substituted Tomatoes in place of Tamarind and it was so colourful to look at and also to our taste buds.
It’s so funny, I have never posted a Bisibelebath recipe till today, I have never been able to take a good click of it!!, I definitely make it once in a week or by fortnight!!, as it is the quickest I can muster up when I am in a hurry!!, you wouldn’t believe would you!! but that’s true..
This time I had loads of tomatoes and didn’t know what to do..,
TOMATO BISIBELE BATH (TOMATO AND LENTILS SPICED RICE)
One more tip: This tip was given to me by our cooking contractor, who was a regular at our house for most of the marriages and functions told me adding a 1/4 Kg of Seegumbala kaayi / Red pumpkin / Gumadakayya / Parakikaya to the BBB, which gives a natural sweetness to the dish as the veggie itself is sweet to taste, than adding jaggery in it!!, I have told 1/4 Kg that is depending on how much quantity you are cooking, I just told you as he told me as always they speak in large quantities, so, you can use this vegetable in small quantity depending on quantity you are preparing.
One more thing you should know is that if you find that BBB has become thick you can always boil a cup of water, and mix it and serve, In Hotels they serve BBB like a gravy!!