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bisi bele bath masala recipe

Bisi bele bath masala recipe with step by step instructions.
Course: lunch recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bisi bele bath masala recipe


  • Kadai/ frying pan


  • 2 tbsp Chana dal/Kadalai Paruppu/split chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp Urad dal/ulunthu/Black Gram Lentils, skinned
  • 4 Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin/jeera/Jeerakam
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds/Ventayam/methi seeds
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds/kasa kasa/Khus Khus
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds/malli seeds/dhaniya/
  • 1 bay leaf / birinji ilai
  • 1/4 Cup desiccated coconut
  • 6 Byadgi chilli
  • 6 Dried red chili
  • 2 tsp Oil


  • Heat the pan and keep it in low flame to roast the ingredients so that it does not get burnt
  • Dry roast them in the following order separately
  • Split Bengal gram/chana dal/Kadalai Paruppu and Black Gram Lentils/urad dal/ulutham paruppu till slightly browned.
  • Next, roast 4 pieces of cinnamon and 2 cloves. Roast till aromatic.
  • Now, roast 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds.
  • Once it turns brown, roast 2 tbsp poppy seeds. Roast till it becomes golden brown in color.
  • Next, add 2 tbsp coriander seeds and 1 bay leaf. Roast till the seeds sputter.
  • Keep all the above ingredients separately in a bowl. First set of ingredients.
  • Next roast 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut till it turns golden brown or sand color. keep it aside. – second set.
  • Finally, add 2 tbsp oil and roast 6 byadagi chillis and 6 red chills.
  • Remove it from the oil and keep it separately. Third set of ingredients.
  • Now grind the first set of ingredients into a fine powder. Remove it and place it in a bowl.
  • Do the same for second and third set of ingredients.
  • Now, mix all three sets of ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Bisi bele bath powder is ready!
  • You can store this powder for 2 to 3 months if stored in an airtight container and refrigerated.