Who would mind a fortified, tasty one pot dish topped with crunchy cashewnuts and hot ghee, then you would totally love this BBB which is a short form for Bisi Belle Bhaath that comes from Karnataka in the South of India. The name suggests that it should be made with rice, but I like mine without rice but with broken wheat mostly.
It is generally eaten with hot papad, kara boondi and vegetable raita (made out of yoghurt). That’s exactly how I enjoyed my dish as well. In addition to that I also made a Chettinadu Style Raw Banana sabji to go along with it.
This makes a great week night meal with just minimal prep in terms of chopping of veggies which could be done in advance and stored in air tight container easily.
Bisi Belle Baath
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BBB with a twist
Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add all the ingredients and sauté on a slow flame for 4 minutes or till they turn golden brown in colour. Keep aside to cool slightly.
Blend this into a smooth paste with little water. Keep this aside.
In a pressure cooker or heavy bottomed pan, heat the oil.
And all the veggies along with the broken wheat and saute everything for 10 minutes
Now add the moong daal and mix everything well. Add the tamarind pulp, salt, the paste (prepared in Step 2). Mix everything well.
Add 4 cups of water and bring the entire content to a boil. If using a pressure cooker, cook it till 4 whistles. If cooking in a pan, cook it on medium flame under a cover with occasional stirring.
Once ready, serve it with loads of ghee (ofcourse optional, but takes the dish to another level). Serve it hot with papad, kara boondi and raita.