Vegetable Baath

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Dear Dad, Happy Fathers Day¬† ūüôā

Hello, This week instead of my Lunch Plate I bring to you my favourite Vegetable Baath/Pulao.

We South Indians, particularly Kannadigas make variety of Baath’s with anything you can imagine with ūüôā

Tomato Baath, Veg Baath, Vangi Baath, BisiBeleBaath etc etc…

A am a big fan of Baath & can live on them for days, unlike DH who doesnt like them for more than one meal in a month.

It¬† is a perfect dish to empty out the veggies in the fridge ūüôā

This one pot dish tastes heavenly with a raitha.

Anyways, here is my favourite & delicious Vegetable Baath, folks do try it.!!! 

This is my first ever entry for Nupur’s¬†A-Z Vegetables.

V For Vegetable Baath

Ingredients :

2 Cups Basmati Rice

2 Cups Mixed Veggies

          (Green Beans, Peas, Carrots & Few Cauliflower Florets)

1 Large Onion

1/2 Tsp Jeera/ Cumin Seeds

10-12 Cashewnuts (Optional)

1/2-3/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

2 Bay Leaves

2 Cloves, 2 Cinnamon Sticks 

1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder

4 Tbsp Oil/Ghee

Salt to Taste

Grind To a Smooth Paste:

1/2 Medium Onion РSliced

1 Medium Tomato РSliced

1/4-1/2 Cup Coconut Grated

1 Tsp Roasted Poppy seeds

2 Jalepenos

6 Green Chilles

3-4 Garlic Cloves

1-2″ Ginger

2 Cloves

2″ Cinnamon

2 Cardamom

1/2 Bunch Coriander Leaves

Method :

Wash & chop veggies, I used less of cauliflower, because I didnt want its smell to dominate the Baath.

Veggies can be used in any proportions, also any other desired veggies could be added depending on your liking.

I used Jalepenos & Green Chilles, but you can just use Green chilles itself, just increase the quantity.

Slice the onion lengthwise thinly.  Wash & soak the Basmati Rice in plenty of water.

Heat Oil/Ghee in a wide pan. Adding a little bit more oil adds to the taste & texture of this dish.

(If oil is reduced, the baath turns out very dry, so be liberal with oil here.)

When the oil gets hot add the Bay Leaf, Cloves &  Cinamon.

When it tends to get brown, add the Jeera  & Cashewnuts if using.

When the jeera splutters add the sliced onions. Saute until transparent.

Add the mixed veggies & saute for a few minutes.

Now drain the rice & keep aside.

Add the smoothly ground masala paste. Saute until the oil separates.

Add the Red chilli powder to taste, fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the drained rice & fry well for a couple of minutes.

Add 3 & 1/2 Cups of water to the above , add salt to taste & stir well.

When the mixture starts to boil, mix once again & close the pan & reduce the flame to simmer.

After 20 minutes, turn off the flame.  Let the pan cool well before serving. Enjoy!!! 

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Mysore BisiBeleBaath

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BisiBeleBaath, known¬†shortly as BBB is¬†not only mine, but every Kannadiga’s favourite. There are many versions of BBB,¬† the recipe following¬† is the one I have adapted, which is¬†very quick¬† to prepare & ofcourse very tasty . My¬† mother prepares in a very different way, ofcourse which is quite delcious, it is an elaborate method which I will post later. Right now lets enjoy my favourite BBB!!!

Mom Happy Mothers Day!!! You are the best!!! 

Mysore BisiBeleBaath  

(Rice & Veggies Cooked in Lentil Broth)

Ingredients

1 & 1/2 Cups Rice

3/4  Cup Toor Dal 

2 Cups Mixed Veggies

(Potato, Green Beans, Carrots, Red/Green peppers/Capsicum, Avarekai, Green Peas, Lima beans etc)

2 Onions

2 Tomatoes

1/2 Cup Coconut Grated РGrind to a smooth paste.

1/2 Tsp Tamarind paste 

1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt as per taste

Seasoning

3 Tbsp Oil

1 Tsp Mustard

4 Red Chilles

1/4 Tsp Hing

1 Tbsp Cashewnuts

3-4 Springs Curry leaves.

BBB Masala –

4 – 6 Dry Red Chilles

1 & 1/2 Tbsp Dhania

1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds

6-8 Methi Seeds

2″ Cinnamon stick

3 Cloves

2 Cardamon  РSeeds

Dry Roast all the above. Cool.

2 & 1/2  Tsp MTR Sambhar powder. 

Grind all the dry roasted ingredients with  Sambhar powder.

Method

Wash & Soak the rice & Toor dal in plenty of water. 

Heat Oil in a cooker.  Ad mustard, once it pops add the whole red chilles broken in 2-3 pieces, Hing, Cashewnuts & curry leaves.

Stir for a minute & add sliced onions.

Once the onions are translucent add the sliced tomatoes & cook until they are soft.

Add all the veggies & fry for few minutes.

Drain water from the soaked rice & dal, add it to the veggies & stir fry for 2 minutes.

Now add the ground BBB masala powder, Coconut paste,  Tamarind paste, Turmeric & salt.  Stir.

Add 5 Cups of water to it, mix everything & cook for 2-3 whistles.

Let the cooker cool down before opening.

Enjoy BBB with potato chips. ūüôā

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