This is the basic and authentic homemade masala powder which goes into making the Karnataka special Bisi Bele Bath which is a rice-lentil khichri / porridge with vegetables in it. This spice mix is very essential to prepare this delicacy.
A whole lot of spices like coconut, chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, dry red chilies and whole garam masala are used to prepare it. Marathi moggu if available can also be added. Please find below a step by step guide with pictures to prepare it.
- 6-7 dry red chilies
- 2 tbsp. coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 2 tbsp. desicated coconut
- 2 tbsp. urad dal (split black gram)
- 2 tbsp. chana dal (Bengal Gram)
- 2" cinnamon stick
- 5-6 green cardamoms
- 8-10 cloves
- pinch of salt
In a pan dry roast all the above mentioned ingredients (except coconut) for 1-2 minutes or till you get a nice aroma coming through.
Now add the desicated coconut and salt. Switch off the flame and keep stirring for another minute.
Transfer to a plate and allow it to cool. Then grind to a fine powder and store in an air tight container.
All the above mentioned ingredients.
Dry roast them (except dessicated coconut) for 1-2 minutes.
Add the coconut and switch off the flame. Continue to stir for another
Allow it to cool done.
Grind into a fine powder.