Bise Bela Bath – One Pot Meal for Solo Cooking!

Bise Bela Bath – One Pot Meal for Solo Cooking!

Bise Bela Bath is a fancy name for a one pot dish – Sambar rice!  Doesn’t that sound wonderful…you could fix a complete meal in no time and call it a day! In general its always Solo Cooking for me…so, when the recipe calls for cinnamon and cloves…I consider it a feast…no matter what or how I flop the dish…it turns out fantastic. The best way to treat myself:)


To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Together:

  • Coriander seeds 2 spoons
  • Chana dal 2 spoons
  • Urad dal 2 spoons
  • Dry red chilies 6
  • Fenugreek seeds 1sp
  • Black pepper 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon 2 sticks
  • Cloves 3
  • Cumin seeds 1 spoon
  • Dry coconut grated 1/4 cup
  • Asafoetida.

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  • Onion 1 roughly chopped
  • Tomato 1-2 chopped
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Salt – little
  • Turmeric powder 1 pinch
  • Jaggery 2-4 spoons
  • Tamarind paste 1/2 spoon
  • Oil few spoons.

For Pressure Cooking:

  • Raw rice 1 cup
  • Thoor dal 1/2 cup
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder 1-2 pinch
  • Oil few spoons.

For Seasoning:

  • Ghee few spoons
  • Mustard 1/2 spoon
  • Cumin 1/2 spoon
  • Asafoetida 1/2 spoon
  • Curry leaves few
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish.


  1. In a pressure cooker, cook rice and lentils together along with other mentioned ingredients. Cook really until its very soft and mushy.
  2. In a sauce pan, heat oil and stir-in onions n vegetables. Saute them real good.
  3. Add salt, turmeric, jaggery and tamarind paste now. Cover and cook till the veggies are done.
  4. When the rice is done, mix the stir-fried veggie’s plus powdered spices to it. Cook over low heat for a while. Allow the contents to be done uniform, and it should be aromatic by now.
  5. In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add seasoning ingredients one by one. Wait till they pop and splutter.
  6. Now run this seasoning over the rice dish. Mix them once again thoroughly. Garnish with cilantro leaves!

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One Response so far.

  1. I needed the combination of ingredients and thanks for sharing. Lovely recipe and I am so taken up.

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