Thursday, October 21, 2010

Broken Wheat / Godhumai Ravai Bisibelabhath


Broken Wheat / Godhumai Ravai - 11/2 cups
Thoor Dal - 1/2 cup
Tamarind Paste - 2 tsp
Bisibelabhath Powder - 2 TBSP
Mixed Vegetables (fresh or frozen) - 2 cups~cut into small cubes ( I used frozen vegetables like Green pepper, Beans, Carrots, Cauliflower and Brocoli)
Onion - 1 diced
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Asafetida - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Water - 5 cups
Cashews - 5
Ghee - 1 TBSP
Oil - 2 tsp
Few currry leaves


  1. Cook broken wheat and toor dal together with 5 cups of water in a pressue cooker for 3 whistles.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan and add the mustard seeds. 
  3. Add the diced onion and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetables and cook till tender.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and add the tamarind paste, turmeric powder, asafetida, salt and curry leaves.
  6. Let it boil for 10 minutes.  Add the the bisibelabhath powder and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Now add the cooked broken wheat, dal mixture and combine well.  Cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. In a small pan, roast the cashews in ghee.  Add it to the mixture.  Mix well.  Remove from heat.
  9. Serve hot.


  1. Wat a healthy dish to enjoy without any guilt, awesome looking BBB..

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  2. healthy and delicious besi bela bath!!

  3. I just can't get enough of BBB - must try this version with ravai.

  4. very very healthy and tasty bisibelabath... i will take the whole plate....

  5. Bisi bele bhath with cracked wheat is a great idea. I often use cracked wheat to substitute for rice, but never tried it with the bisi bele recipe. Yum.


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