Friday, November 6, 2009

Sambar sadam/ Bisi Bele Bhath/ Sambar Rice


Rice - 1 cup

Tuar dal (red gram dal) -1/2 cup

Tamarind -1 big lime size

Potato - 2

Fresh peas -1/4 cup

Radish - 2

Violet brinjals - 4-5 nos

Lady's finger (Bhindi) -5-6 nos

Capsicum - 1 big

Carrots - 2

Onion - 2 medium sized or option small onions 1/2 cup (peeled)

Salt as required

Curry leaves - few

Ghee - 3 Tblsps

Cashewnuts - 10 nos

Fry in little oil and powder into masala:

Red chillies -7-8

Coriander seeds (daniya) -1 1/2 tsps

Methi (fenugreek) seeds -1/4 tsp

Urad dal (black gram dal) -1 tsp

Chana dal (bengla gram dal) -1 1/4 tsps

Grated dry coconut -1 1/2 Tblsp.


Cut all the vegetables and pressure cook till it is 3/4th cooked.

Cook tuar dal (red gram dal) with Rice by adding sufficient water in the vessel and cook in the pressure cooker till soft.

Soak tamarind in water and extract thick juice from it.

After the rice and dal are cooked nicely and the vegetables are also cooked,put all this in a vessel and pour the thick tamarind juice in it.

Now mix salt, hing (asafoetida), curry leaves, turmeric powder and mix nicely.

Heat oil and fry the peeled onions and also add this to the rice mixture.

Now place the whole rice mixture with every thing on the fire and stir for 5 minutes.

Now remove from fire and heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and garnish on top.

You can also if you want garnish with coriander leaves.

Now the Sambar rice or Bisi Bele Bhath is ready for consumption.

Serve hot with crisp potato chips and any raita of your choice.


  1. Varaen, varaen to dubai. Haila! what will i choose milagu rasamaa sambhar saadhamaa???

  2. This is my favorite! It's attractive and awesome!

  3. This is my husbands favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wholesome meal!!!Nice cooking...

  5. this is such a healthy and wholesome 1 pot meal..

  6. that makes an all in one, balanced dish! nice saadham!!

  7. I've never tried to make sambar saadham from scratch (the bisibela way)... always used the instant powders/mixes for making it... bookmarking your recipe along with a few others that I already have... it looks delicious!

  8. Nice one..i do prepare it usually atleast once a week as its my favourite and very simple too with all the vegetables in it....

  9. yummy rice dear..........lovely click.

  10. I had this at Iskon temple...lov it,yummm

  11. Sambar sadam is a yummmm food for me.. love it with appalam :)

  12. Love this...Very healthy too :-)

  13. Thx for visiting my blog.Sambar sadam looks ravishing.Just pass it to me.Love it!

  14. Great click!!!!
    Thanks alot for dropping in my site and complimenting

  15. Oh! You,ve got me remembering my college days... I binged on this with my friend.... U would not believe, I went looking for this one day all around Rajajinagar & Navrang I really craved for it... but in vain...They said they prepared it alternate days...

    The next day my friend got her mom to prepare this & I finally feasted on it....I LOVE IT.....


  16. I keep making this almost once a week, I love the different ways of podis in different proportions, will try this version too...

  17. wow..I got this recipe finally...i am gonna try this this week..Thanks for sharing yummy recipe with us......

  18. Wow... i love this, looks delicious.