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