Basically this dish is hailed from Karnataka. Instead of using raw rice ( as we prepare the classic BisiBeleBath), here, we use poha/avalakki /beaten rice here. It’s more tastier as well as a healthy dish. People with fast pace, prefers this type of dish….. you can either consider as heavy breakfast else can have for lunch.


Mixed Vegetables – Carrot/Beans/Potato/Peas/Lima Beans/Tomato – 3/4 cupavalakki-bisibelebhath

Avalakki/Poha/Beaten Rice – 1 cup

Moong Dal – 3/4 cup

Tamarind – 1/2 tsp paste (lemon sized tamarind).

Jaggery – 1 tsp

BisiBeleBath Powder – 2 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp


       Ghee – 2tsp

        Hing / Asafoetida  – A Pinch

        Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp

        Curry Leaves – 4-5

        Groundnut – 10-12



Boil the moong dal( with turmeric and 1 drop of oil) and the mixed vegetables, except the tomato in the pressure cooker.

Meanwhile, clean the poha/avalakki/beaten rice with water and soak for 3-4 minutes. Then drain the water.

Once the dal and vegetables are cooked, add bisibelebath powder,salt,jaggery, tamarind and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Then add the soaked and drained poha/avalakki/beaten rice to the cooked mixture. Now cook in a medium flame for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a tadka, add the mustard seeds,curry leaves,groundnut and hing/asafoetida . Add the seasoning to the poha mixture and mix well.

Serve HOT with raita of your choice or plain curds will do……!!!