Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crockpot - Dalia Bisibele bhath

Hi All,  I’m back  from my vacation to reality L Started my new job this week and loving it so far.

Loved the two weeks I spent in Bangalore with my mom and my daughter…weather was perfect!!  I ate like I have never seen food before and Mangoes.. :)  Can’t believe how good they taste!!   My daughter loved the Mangoes and Jackfruit but Jamoon…not so husband was disappointed :(

Bangalore is like a food Mecca..truly a melting pot…the variety, the cuisine, it’s just amazing!!
Here is a simple recipe for Dalia Bisibele bhath in a crock pot.  You can dump all the ingredients in the crock pot before you leave to work and when you return, home smells like heaven!!

·         Dalia / Broken or Cracked whole wheat – 1 cups
·         Toor dal / Split yellow gram – 2 cups
·         Frozen mixed vegetables – 2 cups
·         Salt – 1 ½ table spoons (add per taste)
·         Tamarind Paste – 1 ½ table spoons (add per taste)
·         Turmeric – 1 tea spoon
·         Cumin powder – 1 tea spoon
·         Coriander powder – 2 table spoons
·         Garam masala powder – 1 table spoon
·         Chili powder – 1 tea spoon (add per taste)
·         Olive oil – 1 table spoon
·         Mustard seeds – 1 tea spoon
·         Curry leaves – 5-8 number
·         Whole red chilies (optional) – 4-5 number
·         Water – 8 cups
In a crock pot, mix all the above ingredients except Mustard seeds, Curry leaves, Olive oil and Whole red chilies.  Turn the crock pot to low heat and cover it.  Once you get home in about 8-10 hours, season the bisibele bhath.  To a small sauce pan on medium heat,  add the Olive oil.  Let it heat.  Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.  Add the Curry leaves and Whole green chilies.  Turn off the heat and add this to the bisibele bhath!!  Mix it well and turn off the crock pot.  It tastes great with some Boondi or Chivda.
Note:  If you need a non-spicy version, add the red chili powder at the end instead of at the beginning.


  1. Looks so perfectly done.. aroma of someone cooking when you come back home is just heaven...
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  2. I love this BBB, healthy and delicious..

  3. Looks superb and healthy, hey don't worry all will be in a routine soon. Good luck with new job :)

  4. Such a comforting food .Looks delicious!