Oats & Brown Rice Bisi Belle Bhaat

Bisi Bhele Bhaat Recipe

The Oats & Brown Rice Bisi Belle Bhaat is a recipe of making the classic South Indian dish that is made using brown rice and oats. It is a wholesome, hearty & delicious recipe that has goodness of all the vegetables and lentils along with good carbs.

Cooking time
70 min
Preparation time
20 min



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This recipe scores more than the regular recipe since it has brown rice, oats, fresh bisi bele bhaat spice powder and lot of vegetables. Also, very less oil and ghee is used in it.


For the Bisi Belle Bhaat Powder


  • 1 tablespoon channa dal
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1-inch piece cinnamon stick    
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods    
  • 3 to 4 red chillies 
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds   
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut, freshly grated (optional)  
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hing powder


For Vegetable Tamarind Sambar / Curry 


  • 10 small pearl onions, peeled
  • 1 green capsicum, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/4 cup peas    
  • 1/2 cup green beans, diced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1  drumstick, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2    tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon size tamarind, soaked in 1 cup hot  water
  • Salt to taste       


Other Main Ingredients


  • 1 cup brown rice    
  • 2 packets Saffola classic masala oats    
  • 1/2 cup toor dal    
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder    


For Seasoning


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil    
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds    
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera    
  • 1 or 2 dry red chilis    
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves    


For Garnishing


  • A small bunch of coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Bisi Bhele Bhaat

  • In a large pressure cooker, we will add the tamarind water, the drumsticks, pearl onions, beans, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, salt and finally the bisi belle bhaat spice powder
  • Stir all the ingredients well. Cover the pressure cooker, place the weight and allow the vegetables to cook until you hear at least 2 whistles and turn off the heat
  • Since the vegetables cook very quickly, we will release the pressure by running cold water over the pressure cooker. This process helps to bring the pressure down immediately
  • Next pressure-cook the rice, oats, dal and along with the turmeric powder, salt and 4 cups of water until well cooked and mushy


For Seasoning the Bisi Belle Bath Recipe


  • Heat a small pan on medium heat. Add a teaspoon of sesame oil, the mustard seeds, jeera. Allow it to crackle
  • Then add the red chili, curry leaves and roast them until the red chilies are browned lightly. Stir to roast the ingredients well. Once roasted keep this aside
  • Now we will get back to the rice and dal pressure cooker. Once the pressure is released, open the pressure cooker. Add in the spicy vegetable tamarind curry. Stir all the ingredients together until well combined and the mixture looks like a mish mash
  • At this stage add in the prepared seasoning and give the mixture a good stir
  • Transfer the Bisi Belle Bath to a serving bowl. Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and serve

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That'a nice twist to bisi bele bhaat esp...

That'a nice twist to bisi bele bhaat especially for those who want to skip rice.

Sep 16, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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