Bisi Bele Bath

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Bisi Bele Bhath
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Fresh Bisi Bele Bhath
Cookbook: Bisi Bele Bhath  Media: Bisi Bele Bhath

Bisi bele bhath (bisi bēle bhāt) (Kannada: ಬಿಸಿ ಬೇಳೆ ಭಾತ್) is a rice-based dish with its origins in the state of Karnataka, India.

Hot Lentil Rice[edit]

Bisi-bele-bhaath served along with raita and papad

Bisi-bele-bhaath translates to hot lentil rice in the Kannada language. The traditional preparation of this dish is quite elaborate and involves the use of spicy masala, toor dal (a type of lentil) and vegetables.[1] Spices like nutmeg and asafoetida, curry leaves and tamarind pulp used in its preparation contribute to the unique flavour and taste of this dish. It is served hot and sometimes eaten along with chatni, boondi, salad, papad, or potato chips. This dish is commonly found in restaurants that serve the Udupi cuisine.The masala used for the dish is available off the shelf.


The name bisi bēle bhāt is a Kannada phrase, which literally means "hot lentil rice". In Kannada, bisi means hot, bēle means lentil, and bhāt means a dish made of rice.

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