BM #117 Week 4 Day 2 - 

Quinoa entered our kitchen in 2010 and has been pretty regular. Even after 10 years, my family hasn't changed their opinion on this wonder grain. I am the only one to enjoy this grain and I am happy with it.

One of the best recipes to try for newbies is this Bisi Bele Bhat. 

Ingredients -

Quinoa 1 1/2 Cups
Toor Dal 1 1/2 Cups
Green Chillies 3-4 (or as per taste)
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Tamarind extract 1/4 to 1/2 Cup
Sugar/Jaggery 1 Tbsp (optional)
Vegetables (I used Carrots, Beans, Potatoes, Lima Beans, Broad beans, Onions and Tomatoes)
Seasoning (Oil/Ghee 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana dal 1 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Methi seeds a pinch, Hing 2 pinches, Red Chilli 1-2, Curry leaves )
Water 6 cups
Salt as per taste
Bisibele Bath Powder as given below
For Bisibele Bhat Powder -
Dhania/Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds 3/4 tsp
Coconut Powder 4 tsp
Red chilli 3-4 
Urad Dal 2 tsp
Chana Dal 2 tsp
Lavang/Cloves 3-4 
Jeera/Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Cinnamon 1 inch piece 
Rathi Puvvu about 1 Tbsp

Method of Preparation -
To Prepare the BBB Powder - 
Roast each of the ingredients separately and powder them upon cooling.

To Prepare the BBB - 
Pressure cook Quinoa, Toor Dal and the chopped veggies with about 6 cups of water. Also add green chillies, Turmeric and salt.

In a sauce pan add oil/ghee and the rest of the seasoning. After the dals are brown enough and the mustard seeds crackle, add the cooked quinoa mixture.

To the above mixture add the tamarind extract, Sugar and the Bisi Bele Bhat Masala Powder and let the flavors mix well.

Serve this one-pot meal with some Papads and curds.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#117

Preparation Time 45 min 
Serves 9-10 Adults
Posted by Jaya on Sunday, October 25, 2020


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Wat a healthy and delectable dish..comforting..

  3. Soumya Says:
  4. very healthy and nutritious dish...

  5. good one- will try out!

  6. Nice and healthy..

  7. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  8. This looks simply awesome.

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. Hey,

    Good and healthy one...:)


  11. Akila Says:
  12. Wow what a lovely and healthy one dear...

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  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. hahah..I liked your intro about this grain..I have been using it too since being introduced and have tried to hide it along with the rest..I like these mushy dishes that surely tastes great.

  15. Radha Says:
  16. I like quinoa. It's a great alternative to rice, and bisibelebath with quinoa should be as yum as with rice. All-time comfort food.

  17. Rafeeda AR Says:
  18. I am someone who has not been able to change my opinion about quinoa... I stick to my rice and wheat... hehe... however that bowl looks super delicious and filling...

  19. Suma Gandlur Says:
  20. My son and I enjoy quinoa at our home. :) Replacing the rice with quinoa definitely makes the yummy bisibele huli healthier.

  21. Srividhya Says:
  22. Quinoa is a hit or miss. I love quinoa in variety rice recipes too. Easy to get acquired too. Love this perfect consistency of BBB

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