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Bisi Bele Bhaat

A traditional Karnataka rice preparation, this dish can be relished hot, topped with ghee. Soak 1 cup rice and 3/4 th cup dal (toor dal/arhar dal) separately for half an hour and drain them. Heat some oil in a pressure cooker. Add 2 chopped onion and sauté them. Add 2-3 green chillies, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Add rice and dals with 4-5 cups of water. Bring to a boil. To this add chopped vegetables like drum sticks, potatoes, french beans, capsicum, some chopped tomatoes, asafoetida, red chilli powder, tamarind pulp and salt. Stir well and add bisi bele bhaat masala. Cover and pressure cook till soft. Continue cooking on slow flame for 5 minutes. Stir once it cools down. Some water can be added to loosen the consistency. “Creative Commons Bisi bele bath” by Food and Remedy is licensed under CC BY 3.0 

Easy Rice Recipes That Are Good for Hunger Pangs

For centuries, rice has been a staple food in many regions in India and in countries like China, Japan and across South East Asia. We all know how versatile RICE is. Combine it with curries, lentils, vegetables, meats, any other masalas, spices or grains and one immediately has a dish ready to be savored, relished and thoroughly enjoyed.

Needless to say that the grain is packed with many health benefits. It has ability to provide fast and instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood levels and slow down aging process.

So lets have a look at some delectable rice recipes, which shall send our taste buds into a tizzy.