Bisi Bela Huli Anna


  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1 cups rice
  • 1/2 cup thick tamarind juice
  • 5 tsp Bisi Bhele Huli Anna powder(See “Pickles and Spice Mixes” section)
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables(carrots, green beans, potatoes,etc)
  • 4 green chillies, chopped
  • 3 tbsp ghee(clarified butter)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp cashewnuts, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the rice and toor dal together and cook under pressure with the chopped vegetables till completely done.
  • Add the tamarind juice to the above rice/dal/vegetables and mix well.
  • Mix in the bisi bhele huli anna powder.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat the ghee and add the mustard, green chillies, curry leaves, cashewnuts, urad dal and channa dal.
  • When the seasoning is ready,add it to the rice mixture and add salt to taste.

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