Bisi Belle Rice

Bisi Belle Rice


    • 2-cup basmati rice
    • 4 whole red chilies
    • 1-tsp. Mustard seeds
    • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
    • 8-10 curry leaves
    • 3 tbsp. oil
    • a pinch of asafetida
    • 6 tbsp. tamarind pulp
    • brown sugar
    • 4 tbsp. urad dal
    • 2-tbsp. sesame seeds (til)
    • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
    • salt


Wash and soak rice for 1/2 hour. Drain the water and cook with fresh water.

Heat oil in a pot. Add mustard seeds and dried chilies. Saut 1/2 grams dal and urad dal until they are brown. Add turmeric powder, asafetida, curry leaves, and roasted peanuts. Stir, fry for 1/2 a minute. Add tamarind pulp, brown sugar and salt to the mixture. Cook for sometime. Roast and grind sesame seeds and 2 red chilies. Mix in the tamarind pulp. Mix this tamarind pulp with rice and serve.

Note: tamarind pulp can be kept for a week and can be mixed with rice as and when required.