Little Millet Bisibelebath

BM #68 Day 24 - 

I am not sure if everyone agrees but for me little millet is more like cracked rice. I am told these millets are also called 'Vrat ke chawal' in some parts of India. So how can I, a hard core south Indian, not talk about Bisibelebath in this context? 

So there it is, this version of BBB (BisiBeleBath) is not any different in taste from the regular BBB. But if you are looking for ways to avoid using rice, this could be your staple :).

Ingredients - 

Litte Millet 1 cup
Toor Dal 1/2 cup
Mixed Vegetable (Carrot, Potato, Peas, Beans, Drumstick, Lima Beans) 1 1/2 cups
Salt, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric, Green Chili as needed
*Sambar Powder 2 tsp + Vangibath Powder 1 tsp
Tamarind Extract 3 Tbsp (or as needed)
Seasoning (Oil/Ghee 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Dried Red Chili few, Curry leaves few, Asafotida a pinch, Cashews few)

* It can be substituted with Bisibelebath powder (home made or store bought)

Little Millet Bisibelebath

Method Of Preparation -

Wash the little millet, toor dal and vegetables. In a pressure cooker add enough water (typically for the quantity mentioned I would add 5-6 cups water) and cook for 15-20 minutes or 2 hisses.

In a separate wok/kadai, heat ghee and the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are golden brown, saute the green chilies. Add the cooked dal-millet mixture and mix well.

Sprinkle salt, the masala powder, tamarind extract. Add sufficient water to make the mixture a little runny. Taste and adjust the flavors.

Serve hot with some ghee and papads. 

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68

Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 3-4


  1. I completely agree with you. I like that versatile millet. And you have done a great job in adding those millets in recipes. This BBB looks delicious and surely a nutritious twist..

  2. Kalyani Says:
  3. Love BBB in most forms and I think this is my MOST fav dish in ur millet series (this is the South Indian in me speaking :p) , looks fab ! & hey i too use combo of sambhar + vangi powder always in place of BBB powder :)) how cool

  4. BBB is one of the recipes that we all like at home..and making it with millet sounds super interesting.

  5. I don't use millets in my kitchen but I am sold seeing variety of dishing you came up with all these millets. BBB looks amazing and no one would have guessed it is with millets and not rice.

  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. This is the only millet probably I have eaten in grain form. It easily substitutes for rice and I too make BBB and khichdi with it. Your bhath looks very inviting.

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. This dish is one of my favourite and i do dish it often when i feel bored to cook, easy to make and delicious to enjoy rite na.

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. Very inviting. Love that bowl of goodness.

  12. I love BBB.will surely try how it tastes with millets

  13. Little millet bisi bele bath looks delicious.

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. That is such a flavorful dish with millets.

  16. Archana Says:
  17. Yum yum my favourite BBB with vrat ka chaval!! Looks yum.

  18. Srivalli Says:
  19. Yes I too always felt it tasted much like the regular rice..very nice dish..

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