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Bissi Bele Hulli Anna

A tangy South Indian preparation of rice and vegetables
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Vegetarian Serving: 4 Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • Rice, picked and washed 1 cup
  • Arhar ki daal (Pigeon Peas), picked and washed 1 cup
  • Masala:
  • Dal chini (Cinnamon), broken roughly 1 tsp        
  • Sookha Nariyal (dried coconut),grated ¼ cup
  • Sabut Kali Mirch (Peppercorns) 1 tsp
  • Channa Daal (husked Bengal Gram) 1 ½ tbsp
  • Sabut Dhania (Coriander seeds) 1 ½ tbsp
  • Sabut lal Mirch (Dried whole red peppers) 2
  • Onion, chopped ½ cup
  • Imli (Tamarind) pulp 6 tbsp or 3 tbsp paste
  • Salt 1 tbsp or to taste
  • Gur (Jaggery) 1 tbsp
  • Mixed Vegetables, chopped, boiled and drained* 1 cup
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Rai (Mustard) 1 ½  tsp
  • Kadhi patta (Curry leaves) 12-15
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 ½ tsp
  • *peas, ganth gobi(knol khol), beans(frans bean), Cauliflower, carrots, etc.


  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and add the dal chini, nariyal, Kali Mirch, Channa Daal, Dhania and Lal Mirch and saute till an aroma emanates.
  • Cool a bit and grind to a thick paste, adding water as needed. Keep aside.

  • Cook rice and daal together to a soft and wet consistency—like a soft khichdee, a little mushy.

  • Mix together the rice mixture, vegetables, masala, imli and gur.

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and add the rai, kadhi patta and zeera.

  • When the seeds splutter, add the rice mixture and serve hot.

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