Wednesday, May 16, 2007


This is not a dish I make regularly. My first try was 3 years back. After having terrible experiences I gave up the idea of doing it again. Recently I saw bisebelabath in many blogs and was tempted to try it again. Luckily, it turned out good. Thanks to all my fellow bloggers who inspired me to give it another try.This is my friend's recipe which was sleeping in my cookbook for awhile . Here it is guys if you wish to try.

BTW, Here are some more great Bisebelabath recipes from my fellow bloggers:

Rice-1 1/2cup
Toordal - 3/4 cup
Vegetables - 1 cup ( carrot, beans, peas,brinjal,drumstick)
Small red onions- 1 cup
Tomato - 1 medium size
Tamarind paste- 2 tsp
Sambar powder- 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Water - 4 cups

Dry roast & Grind:
coconut/copra - 2tbsp
Corriander seeds - 1tbsp
red chilli - 4
channa dal - 1tsp
jeera - 1tsp
pepper - 1tsp
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
khuskhus - 1/4tsp
elachi - 2
cloves - 2
cinnamon - 1" piece

Pressure cook dal with some turmeric,hing and a spoon of oil. Heat some oil in cooker and fry the onions until transparent. Then add brinjal and drumstick and fry for 5 mins. Now add tomatoes and the rest of the vegetables. Cook till the tomatoes are soft. Then add tamarind paste, sambar powder and the ground powder. Add required water and boil for sometime. Then add dal and washed rice. Mix well. Check for salt. Pressure cook for 4 whistles. When done, top with some ghee and mix well. Garnish with corriander leaves.


Asha said...

I am thrilled to see BBB! I can never have enough recipes and every BBB is different.Looks delicious Kribha.I will try your buddy's recipe too.Thanks for linking me:))

DEEPA said...

wow ....too good...Asha ji is correct ..all BBB are different ...something new in all ..thks for sharing this one ...

Richa said...

bbb looks yummy, kribha, i quite like it. you made the pwd from scratch, i use the mix.
you are so right about it, bbb has to be enjoyed with some ghee on top YUM :)

Vcuisine said...

Nice to see your version Kribha. Each one has got its own taste. Viji

Sia said...

ha ha ha kribha...looks like everyone is cooking BBB these days... i had it for my lunch yesterday and having it ahin for lunch today:)

Kribha said...

Dear Asha,
I'm not a expert on this dish. But you all bloggers tempted me do it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Yes Deepa,
I found so many recipes before I started doing this. Each one was a little different. It was hard of me to choose. Finally I chose my friend's recipe b'coz I could clarify my doubts every 10 mins.

Dear Richa,
could you suggest the brand of BBB powder mix you use? I could use it when I don't have enough time.

Dear Viji,
Welcome here. It's true each method gives a different taste. Next time I'm going to try a different version. Now I'm in the process of finding the ultimate BBB. Keep Visiting.

Hi Sia,
You are right. Last week I saw many bloggers posting this. I couldn't wait any longer. Just now I visited your blog and have linked your recipe to mine.

Chinni said...

Wow...2good....ill try this....

Lata said...

I make Bisibellabth in the same way. I make Masala at home myself and add. That adds a great value to the dish. I was supposed to post that long time back in my blog but the picture is missing somewhere. I will try again.

Kribha said...

Thanks Chinni. Hope you try it.

Hi Lata,
nice to know that you make the same way too. Will wait for your posting and picture.

Roopa said...

Got to your blog from Sushma's. BBB looks delicious. Familys all time favorite!
By the way you have a wonderfull blog here!

Aruna said...

Kribha, ur BBB loks delicious, I like any version of this :-)

Do checkout my version too :))

Kribha said...

Hi Roopa,
Happy to have you here. Nice to know that BBB is your family's favorite. For me it's new one. Would love to see your version soon. Thanks for visiting.

Dear Aruna,
you won't believe it. Last time after seeing your blog only I decided to go for it. But after that I forgot to bookmark it and I was frantically searching for you. Finally I ended up in my friend's recipe. Anyway, will try yours soon. I have also linked your recipe to mine. Thanks for visiting again.

Anonymous said...

HI Kribha!
Ur blogspot is great with lots of simple and yummy recipes.I also live in alpharetta ,Atlanta.May be u can mail me and we can meet sometime.Nice to hear that u r from atlanta.
Devi Raja

Sharmi said...

hey I used to have this in India, very nice recipe and thanks for so many links.

Kribha said...

Dear Devi,
Thanks for your kind words. Will mail you soon. Looking forward to meet you in person.

Dear Sharmi,
You are most welcome. Try out which ever works best for you.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay I also make it in the same way. It is looking YUMMY!. Nice one...

Prema Sundar said...

Ur recipe looks simple and neat Kribha .. many of my friends have said that my version has lots of ingredients and looks complicated. I can recommend ur version to them thanks.

Kribha said...

Hi Sukanya,
I'm glad that you liked it.

Dear Prema,
I did see your version and I liked it very much. The only thing I was concerned was cooking in the open vessel. I have never done rice in open vessel.Could you suggest how to do the same in pressure cooker, I mean how much water and cooker whistles.
Thanks for your kind words about mine.

Inji Pennu said...

For giving links, you dont have to give the text as the complete link address. Instead you can say Asha's recipe and give the link on href="".

Kribha said...

Thanks Inji. Will change it soon.