Friday, July 1, 2011

Bisibelabath from a different angle

Hi all, presenting Preethibhojan now from Singapore.

After enjoying 4 months with our family, last month, we moved here. Oh my, the last 4 months, I hardly went to the kitchen.  Learnt some new recipes and many tips both from my mom and from my in-law. Even though I enjoyed regular food like a rice, sambar, curry and rasam, all the time I ended up with a new taste. Wonder how the tastes differs from person to person.

Now I am back to my den, our new home with a big open kitchen. Tuning up slowly to my routines. As a result of 4 months enjoyment me and Karthik put on lot of weight. So we both took an oath to get back into our shape again.

As a result of that, here comes an healthy recipe 'Bisibelabath' from my new kitchen.

If you ask, What is healthy in it ? The answer is Cracked wheat bisibelabath. Is in it healthy !

I moved last week to this home, with some basic ingredients. With that I wanted to try something different and the same time healthy. While this was in back of my mind, I was chatting with one of my friend and a fellow blogger, Priti singh from Indian Khana. While I was talking to her, I came across this recipe from her blog. Tadaan a flash in me, why can't I try bisibelabath using cracked wheat.

1 cup -- Cracked wheat
1/4 cup -- Toor dal
3 tbsp -- Chana dal**
2 cup -- Diced vegetables **
3 tsp -- Tamarind paste**
2 tbsp -- Chilli powder**
Salt as per taste
** Tamarind and chilli powder put according to your taste.
** Diced vegetables - You can put according to your taste. I would strongly recommend Red Pumpkin or squash, green capsicum, drum stick.
** Chana dal is optional. Adding this will give a wonderful texture and taste.

For seasoning : Oil, Chana dal, Urad dal, Mustard seeds, 2-3 Red chilli, Asafoetida

Method :
As Priti has mentioned in Indian Khana blog, we have many ways to make this dish. I tried my mom's way. But we do put our secret bisibelabath mixture to enhance the taste. Since I did not have a mixer, I did
without the secret mixture.
--- Take a pressure pan and add cracked wheat, toor dal and chanadal along with the diced vegetables.
--- Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook. Leave only one whistle and turn off the cooking
--- Once the pressure is released, open the cooker and add the tamarind paste, chilli powder and salt.
--- Again pressure cook it for 2 more whistles.
--- When the pressure is released, bisibelabath is ready.
--- Add the seasoning to the above mixture and serve hot with crunchy vadam.

Easy, healthy one pot meal is ready to serve. There will not be much difference from the regular bisibelabath to this.


  1. Cracked wheat bisibela bath is a healthy twist, sure tasty too...A very nice idea

  2. First time here and you have a lovely space.. Cracked wheat bbb is super-healthy and awesome clicks too..
    Event: Serve It - Grilled/Barbequed/Tandoored

  3. Looks delicious n glad to know you are settling at new place :)

  4. Nice idea of using ghodumai rawa for sambar sadam,wonderful recipe and idea :)

  5. That is a wonderful recipe, love it. Hope you are all settled in Singapore and yes, weight control is a good idea for good health :)

  6. Glad to see u back after a long Preetha, BBB with wheat rava looks super delicious,love this version..

  7. Hi Preetha,
    This is Ani ellam saeri ana nee weight potatha than namba mudiyalae


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