Your one pot healthy meal! How this South Indian spicy Kichdi came into being?
Aug 27 , 2021
Bisibele bath or Bisi Bele Huliyanna is a spicy, rice-based dish with origins in the state of Karnataka, India. The word bisi bēle bhāt literally means hot lentil rice mixture in kannada language. It is one of the most common recipes prepared in almost every household in south india for a meal. Although sometimes confused with Sambar Rice or Sambar Sadam, Bisibele Bath has a place of its own.
A Kannada writer, K.T. Acharya has traced the bath to a 10th century dish called Kattaogara. The Kattogara, he says in his book, “A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food,” was rice mixed with ghee, salt and garlic. This dish was supposedly invented in the Mysore Palace, about 300 years ago as a vegetable free piping hot dish argue chefs like Mr. Bhat. “It was a lunch item, enlivened with cashew nuts, tamarind, dried coconut, mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamon and turmeric. No vegetables were necessary because the royals who lived in the palace had their pick of many vegetable-based side dishes”, writes Margot Cohen of WSJ.
This is quite a journey for this wholesome hearty dish which boasts to serve you your nutritional requirement for the day. Just add all your favorite vegetables and cook it with rice, and add it to our mix. Your quick fix on a tired day.