This is one of my all time fav rice item. I prepare this dish regularly, and also a good dish for festival. I do not use onions when it is made on festival day. You can also use dry fruits like cashew nuts (before adding fry in ghee)for garnishing.
You can use bisi bele bath powder(I feel MTR is best) which is available in stores, or better to prepare at home.If you like to prepare at home i have method which is under the heading POWDER. Just check and enjoy the yummy besibele bath..
Rice 2 cups
Yellow Lentil 1 cup(Toor Dhal)
Vegetables all Chopped together 2 bowel: Beans, Carrot, Green peace, potato (optional)
Onion 2 sliced
BisiBele Bath powder 4 tps(check how to make powder under headingPOWDER)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp of sugar(for good taste)
Tamarind paste 1/2 tsp
Spice:Oil or Ghee 4 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp,mustered seed 1/2 tsp, Ground nuts 1 hand full,curry leaves 10, chilly flaks 2 tsp(or as per taste), Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp.
How to make:
Wash the rice and lentil in a thick bottom pan and cook by adding 8 cup of water, check in between,stir and if needed add some more water(it should be cooked properly.
Heat the oil in another pan and add all the spices mentioned in the spice one by one,saute for 2-3 mins,now add tamarind paste saute for 2mins,add bisibele bath powder and all the vegetables(i have used all frozen vegetables,so no need of cooking more, if you are using fresh vegetables,then need to half cook before adding to the paste) add 1 cup of water salt,sugar and stir properly let that be boil for 10 mins.
Now add cooked rice and dhal to it.if required add some water and mix it well, let it boil for 5 to 10 mins in low flame(stir in between,otherwise it will stick to bottom of the pan). Once done turn of the heat,
While serving garnish the bisibela bath with ghee and bundi..
I am sending this recipe to festive-rice-event