Bisibelebath : The pride of Karnataka

Bisibelebath : The pride of Karnataka


Bisibelebath : The pride of Karnataka

  • Author: Mubarra
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 48 minute
  • Category: Diabetes
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Foodnwellness brings to you the splendid flavours of Karnataka with our one-pot meal recipe of Bisibelebath. It is not only a healthy dish prepared usually with white rice (Brown rice,  Quinoa or Millets like Barnyard millet can also be used to further enhance the health benefits), Toor dal (Lentils), a mix of vegetables and a blend of herbs and spices to make this into a delectable treat.

In this recipe, we will be substituting white rice with Quinoa to enhance the overall protein profile of the dish. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain, although technically a seed which is high in Protein, fibre and antioxidants. It also has a low glycemic index, making it perfect for those with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.



Quinoa : 15 g

Toor dal : 15 g

Urad dal : 2 g

Carrot : 10 g

Beans : 15 g

Tomato : 10 g

Onion : 10 g

Turmeric powder : A pinch

Salt : To taste

Sambar powder/Chilli powder : 1 tsp

Mustard seeds : 2 g

Curry leaves : a few

Dry red chilli : 1-2 in no

Ghee : 1 tsp

Hing/Asoefetida : a pinch

Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 tsp (Optional)

Tamarind pulp (1 tsp)


  1. Chop all vegetables and keep aside
  2. Soak Tamarind in water for 15 minutes. Extract the pulp and keep aside
  3. Add ghee to the pressure cooker/instant pot, once it is hot, add the mustard seeds, Curry leaves, and Asoefetida and let them splutter
  4. Add Onions, Ginger Garlic paste and saute them until the Onions turn soft and light brown
  5. Then add the other vegetables and saute them till cooked.
  6. Follow this up by adding Bisibelebath/Rasam powder, Red chilli powder, Turmeric, Tamarind pulp and salt. Stir frequently to avoid them from getting burnt.
  7. Next, add all the dals, Quinoa and water, mix well, close the pressure cooker with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes or 4 whistles
  8. Switch off and let it cool (Natural pressure release)
  9. Once cooled, remove the lid and garnish with Coriander leaves and dry red chillies.
  10. Serve Bisibelebath hot with mix vegetable Raita or Chutney or Pickle.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 188.65
  • Fat: 5.37
  • Carbohydrates: 26.18
  • Protein: 6.79

Keywords: Gluten free, Diabetes, PCOD


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