Monday, 3 August 2015

Homemade Bisi Bela Bath Powder !

Bisi Bela Bath , the famous rice delicacy from the state of Karnataka literally means "Hot Lentil Rice". The primary Ingredient for this delicious recipe is the Bisi bela bath masala powder. It is readily available in all grocery stores. But yeah making it at home is not only more flavorful and fresh but also can also be customised as per our needs. 
There are few main spices which make this masala really a wonder ingredient in the dish, like Marati Moggu, curry leaves and Poppy Seeds. So Do not skip these when making this powder at home.
Try adding Byadgi Chillis in the powder as it gives a nice color to the powder and also the bath. Kashmiri red chillis are also a good option.

  • 12 Dry Red Chillis
  • 3 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Channa Dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper corns
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tsp Poppy Seeds (Gasa Gasa)
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoedita
  • 4 Green Cardamoms
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 8 - 10 Cloves
  • 7 Marati Moggu
  • 1 mace
  • 1 tsp Curry leaf powder (or 2 sprigs dry curry leaf)
  • 2 tbsp Dessicated Coconut

  • Dry roast the dals first in medium heat till they become golden brown.
  • Then add chillis and coriander and other spices except coconut.
  • When everything is roasted well and you get a nice aroma, add the dessicated coconut and fry till it becomes slightly brown and turn off stove.
  • If using curry leaves then you have to dry roast it well too along with other spices. Im using curry leaves powder so just added it at last.
  • Just grind everything to a nice powder.. Thats it !
  • Always make in less quantity so that you dont store it for long time and lose the freshness.
  • Store in a dry air tight container.
  • Adjust chillis  and other spices as per your spice level.
  • Use byadgi chillis to get nice color. OR kashmiri red chillis. I didnt have both and used normal dry red chillis.

With Love,


  1. just a small correction is bisi bele (Bele = Lentil) Bhaath