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.