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)
If you are using Dry copra fry the grated copra without any oil in the wok until golden brown in colour and keep aside.
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!!
Almost all the dishes are so new to me! Very interesting. I can't wait to try these.
Hi padhu, I do visit you, I love to see your creative art work in presenting them!!, thanks for your lovely comments, I get carried away and forget to post comments.. I am will definitely do the same when I am their next time..
Thanks usha, I was actually short of Tamarind so came the idea!!, My Grandmother always told us to use less tamarind as it is not very good for health!! well, I need to do some research about this!!, so I thought this was a good idea now and then!!
Love the idea of using tomatoes in place of tamarind. It looks pretty and delicious !
Tomato bisibelabath looks so tempting. Do drop by
when time permits
hi Lakshmi, how r u?, how is the baby?, exactly, kanree nannu thumba kammi hunisehannu upayogisthene, idu olle substitute anta annisthu, maneli yallerigu ishta aaythu!!, thanks kanree...
Hi thanks priya and jayasree, Mm., was really good..
Thanks prithi and latha, I love making BBB, I find it really easy!!??.
That is called innovation Asha!! adding Tomato sauce!!, I will try it next time...,
Hi shanthi, thanks dear
This is one of my favorite and used to have lot when i was in bangalore and hyderabad..never tried making at home, thanks for the recipe, bookmarked!
This is very interesting
Absolutely delicious, I add Tomato sauce to BBB too. Gives it a great color and taste than adding just Tamarind. Good post.
Oh wow! see the colour of the rice. Drooling over it. However cumbersome the process may seem, BBB is an all time hit, isn't it?
Wow yummy....I love BBB...this looks delicious
I was wondering why Tomato BBB... Now I know..Very innovative and looks mouthwatering.
Tomato BBB looks beautiful,catchy and colourful..very tempting dish..
hunasehannu illa anta pardado kathe ne bekagilla nodi. BBB looks colorfull n yumm