BISIBELEBATH WITH OATS



BISIBELEBATH WITH OATS

I know I have been posting some weird combinations lately. Some of you may even think that I can have gone soft in the head after reading this heading, but trust me on this gals, this besibelebath with oatmeal was absolutely delicious. It didn’t taste anything like oatmeal at all. The oats blended very well with the dhal and this dish was glutinous like the original version with rice, but I didn’t add any ghee. :) I prepared this dish in 10 minutes since I had some cooked dhal already sitting in the fridge. I microwaved the veggies to reduce the cooking time. Lazy me has used store-brought bisibelebath powder here. Many of you will be having your own versions of bisibelebath, you can give it a try by substituting oatmeal with rice.

INGREDIENTS:
Oats, 1 cup.
Toor dhal, 1 cup.
Small onions, 1 cup.
Tomatoes, 2.
Vegetables like carrots, green beans, peas, drumstick, cabbage coming around 2 cups when diced.
Turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon.
Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons.
Bisibelebath powder, 2 teaspoons.
Thick tamarind juice, 2-3 tablespoons.
Asafetida, ¼ teaspoon.
Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoons.
Curry leaves and cilantro 2-3 sprigs.
Salt as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Wash the toor dhal well, add the turmeric powder, and cook it for up to 3 whistles in the pressure cooker until the dhal is well mashed. Meanwhile dice the other vegetables like carrots greens beans etc. and cook them in the microwave for 5 minutes or until they are fully cooked. Peel the small onions, and dice the tomatoes. Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil. When the oil turns hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the curry leaves and small onions and sauté for 5 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Now add the tomatoes and keep sautéing until everything is well blended. Pour 3 cups of water and add the chili powder, coriander powder, bisibelebath powder, and tamarind juice and let it boil for 5 minutes under medium flame. Now add salt as per taste and add the cooked dhal along with the asafetida and the microwaved veggies and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Finally add the oats, mix everything well, and cook for a few more minutes until the required consistency is reached. This dish should be a little watery, it tends to thicken up as time goes by. Garnish with chopped cilantro and add some ghee if needed. Serve hot with raita or any spicy dish. They can be had by themselves too.

38 comments:

Parita said...

Wow that so unique and healthy dish gita..love it

Priya said...

Wow that so innovative and healthy dish,BBB with oats makes me hungry..

Pooja said...

wow sounds interesting !i just love bbb...next time will try to add in some oats !

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats awesome,hope u enjoyed the meal!!

Prathibha said...

That is a super duper healthy one Gita..Nice twist..

Vij said...

Healthy n innovative one Gita!

Divya Vikram said...

That sounds interesting! Healthy dish!

Uma said...

Wow, hat's off for the unique and delicious BBB with oats Gita!! Looks so good and healthy :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

so different dish Gita.. :)

Ammu said...

Very different combination. Unique & interesting too.

Vrinda said...

Great idea Gita..never made Bisibelebath at home,had this from temple..will try ur healthy version..

Suparna said...

hey gita,
wonderful invention there :) I would love to give it a try coz am oats crazy and yeah of course the bisibele bhath :) looks just like the rice version, keep up the good work!

Laavanya said...

I've been craving BBB for a while now and this oats version sounds super-exciting. Can't wait to give this a shot - lovely idea Gita.

Pooja said...

Nice creation gita..looks yummy..

Vibaas said...

good one. i was thinking of this too..but haven't tried my hands at it. Yum and healthy!

Sweta said...

What a wonderful idea-just great to increase the fibre content of the dish!!Way to go Gita-clap,clap,clap!!

Preeti Singh said...

Nice , new and healthy creation Gita...sounds interesting ,will surely try but never heard of Bisibelebath.

Animisha said...

Hi gitsbe
Today it was a big big big hit
Your recipe was superb gita.
As soon as i saw the recipe at 9AM in the morning, i made it with a lot of curiosity at 10 am and was a big big big hit.
Instead of making with 1 cup, i made extra 1/2 cup more.
It didnt take more time in preparing like normal bisi.
Since the oats cook when still hot, it took just 15min for prep.
I think this is the easiest recipe to make when am lazy.
The recipe was so tasty and i didnt find any oatmeals taste.
Even, it is more taster than normal bisi....
Even ramesh who is so chooosy liked the rice.
I add the onions and he ate withour leaving a single chunk
Mmmmmmmm.......
We both completed the 1/2 galon of oats bisibela bath for lunch
I made only this for lunch and made onion n tomato raitha.
yum yum yum
Gita, you are a real innovative cook dear.
You have the daring heart that is required to be on www.foodnetwork.com
Gita i love you and ur recipes dear.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow, what a creative idea . Looks healthy and yummy.

Sanghi said...

Oats bisibelebath is so unique. Lovely idea!!

Priya said...

Gita,
Bisebele bath tastes good no matter how! store bought oe home made powder...I still love it...Your pics look yummy....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh that's an healthy twist....looks yum...

Shama Nagarajan said...

unique lovely one dear

Chitra said...

sounds good..with oats,never thought of this..Brilliant!!

Astra Libris said...

This doesn't sound "weird" at all to me - it sounds wonderful, creative, and absolutely scrumptious!! :-) I love your ingenuity in the kitchen!! Bravo!

Vani said...

What a neat idea!! Gotta try this!

Viki's Kitchen said...

This is going to be a hit in many houses. I bet it could have tasted great. Nice idea to use oatmeal instead of rice. Useful recipe.

Pooja said...

What a great idea! Looks absolutely delectable!

Chef Jeena said...

This is a lovely dish and so healthy too, great ingredients I bet it tastes fabulous.

Pavithra said...

Wow healthy one and interesting great idea, will execute immediately.

Nithya Praveen said...

This is the best healthy recipe i have read offlate.Bisibelebhath with oats???? Wow...awesome idea girl!

Preety said...

thats one healthy meal combo

Seena said...

I was thinking to make this since few days.. looks nice! :)

rekhas kitchen said...

First time here you have nice blog with delicious recipes.Oats bisibelebath wow what a healthy recipe.loks so tempting.

Raaga said...

I love this already... have got to try :)

Doloncookbook said...

So innovative & new recipe . Looks delicious . My husband don't like oats . This is the best way for him . Thanks dear .

Usha said...

That is such a healthy variation of bisi bele bath sounds yum, will definitely try !

Ashwini said...

Healthy bisibelabath..love the idea of using oats.... this is the first time to ur blog.. u got good recipes...

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