Monday, January 26, 2015

Oats Bisibelabath-Oats Bisi Bele Bath Recipe-Healthy Indian Oats Recipes

This  is a very healthy and delicious Indian recipe prepared with oats. Bisibelabath  is a very popular dish of Karnataka. I have substituted oats in place of rice to make it more healthy, filling and nutritious. It is a quick and easy recipe that you can put up for dinner or lunch in no-time. Today we will learn how to make Oats bisibelabath following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Oats Bisibelabath

Oats Bisibelabath

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 1-2
 Recipe CategoryHealthy Lunch Recipes-Oats
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion - 1 medium size
   Tomato - 2 medium size
   Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup
   Tamarind - Marble sized ball
   Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
   Tur Dal - 1/4 cup
   Quick cooking Oats -3/4 cup
   Bisi bela bath Powder -2 1/2 -3 tbsp
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp
   Red chilli -1
   Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
   Curry Leaves -2 sprigs

   For Garnishing

   Ghee/clarified butter -1-2 tsp
   Coriander leaves - finely chopped -2 tbsp


Kindly check my Bisi Bela Bath Recipe and prepare bisibelabath powder/masala as given there or you can use ready made bisibelabath powder.

Vegetables Used - Carrot, beans, potato and peas (all together 1 cup) + 4-5 cauliflower florets. Par boil the vegetables with a little salt and keep it aside. Blanch cauliflower florets and keep it ready.

Soak tamarind in a cup of water, extract the juice and discard the pulp.

Soak tur dal in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes and pressure cook with a pinch of turmeric powder until soft. Mash it well and keep it ready.

Now we have cooked tur dal, tamarind extract, bisibelabath powder, oats (you can use any quick cooking oats) and chopped vegetables kept ready. Now we will proceed to make Oats bisibelabath.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add fenugreek seeds, red chilli, hing and curry leaves.

Then add chopped onions and saute until it turns transparent.

Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and saute until tomatoes turn soft.

how to make Oats Bisibelabath

Add tamarind extract, bisibelabath powder, salt needed and boil until the raw flavor of the tamarind goes.

Add the par boiled vegetables, cooked dal, oats and a cup of water. Mix well to prevent forming lumps.

Oats Bisi Bele Bath

Cover and cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes, stirring in between to prevent it from getting burnt.

Oats Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

You can add more water if the consistency is thick. The consistency of bisibelabath should be semi solid, so add water accordingly. Once done remove from heat, drizzle a tsp of ghee and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with raita or papads or homemade potato chips.

Note - As it cools, it will become thick, so when reheating it, add a little hot water and reheat it.

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  1. Very nutritious and tasty...good for all ages

  2. tried this oats recipe , was very tasty .

  3. Looks v delicious..shall try for sure..

  4. Used this recipe to cook oats bisibelebath for brunch today. Came out very well. Everyone enjoyed. Thanks.

  5. Padhu all u r recipes are great . I was totally into profession till I got married.. people used to frighten me by telling how I would cook and stuff like that .. u r receipes are so good that I have started to give ideas for them .. I love many of u r recipes. among that oats bisibellabath is my favourite.. can u suggest some more oats lunch recipes .. thank u .. God bless u .. keep up u r good work .

  6. Delicious recipe, I tried it and I loved the flavour. Superb!. What is Kadai made of nonstick or iron. Looking to buy one like that

    1. Thank you for liking the recipe. It is just a non stick pan.


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