Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder / Homemade Bisibele bath powder is a flavourful condiment from Karnataka cuisine. It is used in the preparation of the famous Bisibele bath rice, which is commonly available in all hotels and also a staple dish in every home in Karnataka. This powder is slightly similar to our regular Sambar Powder but the addition of byadagi chilli, Marathi moggu, and poppy seeds is the main variation which lends deep red colour and aroma to the powder.
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Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder | Homemade Bisibele Bath Powder
- 3 tbsp Coriander Seeds
- 2 tbsp Channa Dal / Bengal Gram
- 10 Red Chilli
- 12 to 14 Byadagi Chilli
- 1 tsp Jeera / Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Methi Seeds
- 2 tbsp Urad dal
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 tbsp Khus Khus / Poppy Seeds
- 3 Cloves
- 2 Marathi Moggu / Kapok Buds
- 1 tsp Whole Pepper
- 2 Small Pieces Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Oil
- First measure and keep all the ingredients ready. To a heavy bottomed kadai / pan, pour 2 tsp of oil and add all the ingredients listed above except chilli's. Roast all the spices in low flame only for 3 to 4 minutes but don't burn anything.
- Now add the chilli's and roast for another 2 minutes. Switch of flame and let it cool down.
- Transfer everything to a dry mixer / blender. Grind the ingredients in batches to smooth / coarse texture. I grinded little coarsely, you can grind it to smooth and also sift the powder to remove all the lumps. Spread it in a plate and cool down. Mix well and store it in an airtight container.Aromatic Bisi Bele Bath masala Powder is ready.
Tips for Homemade Bisibele Bath Powder1. Use fresh spices and clean the spices before roasting, as it might have dust or stones.
2. Byadagi chilli is a must ingredient, as it gives deep red colour and authentic taste to the Bisi Bele Bath masala powder.
3. Adjust regular chilli as per spice level required, as byadagi chilli is less spicy.
4. Ensure not to burn the ingredients, else the powder tastes bitter.
5. Don't skip poppy seeds and marathi moggu, as it adds more aroma to this homemade bisibele bath powder.
6. If preferred, 1 mace, few curry leaves and 1/8 tsp of hing can also be used.
7. 1/4 cup of copra coconut can also be used when roasting, it lends the traditional taste to the powder.
8. If doing in large quantity, you can grind it in flour mill also.
9. Always cool the powder before storing. Also, store it in a clean and airtight container without any moisture.
10. The shelf life of this powder is 2 months when kept outside and 6 months under refrigeration.
Method for Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder
1. First, measure and keep all the ingredients ready. To a heavy-bottomed Kadai / pan, pour 2 tsp of oil and add all the ingredients listed above except chilli. Roast all the spices in low flame only for 3 to 4 minutes but don’t burn anything.
2. Now add the chilli’s and roast for another 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
3. Transfer everything to a dry mixer/blender. Grind the ingredients in batches to smooth/coarse texture. I ground little coarsely, you can grind it to smooth and also sift the powder to remove all the lumps. Spread it in a plate and cool down. Mix well and store it in an airtight container.
Aromatic Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder is ready.
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