Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Homemade Bisi Bele Bath Powder Recipe | Bisi bele bath masala Recipe

...........Learn to make bisi bele bath powder at home. 

Bisi bele bath was one of the first few recipes that I posted on my blog way back in 2008. Bisi bele bath is a Karnataka delicacy and hands down my most favorite dish of all! You could use MTR bisi bele bath powder or make your own powder at home. You could see the bisi bele bath recipe with detailed pictures here

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: Nil
Makes: About 1/2 cup spice powder


Channa Dal/Gram dal:  2 tsp
Urad Dal/Black gram dal:  2 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera: 1 tsp
Coriander seeds:  2-3 tsp

Fenugreek seeds: 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon: 1 inch
Poppy seeds/gasgase: 1/2 tsp
Dry red Chilies - According to taste (I used about 2 tsp of red chili powder)
Grated Dry Coconut/dessicated coconut - 1 Table spoon
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Marati moggu: 1 extra small, optional 

Curry leaves: 2-4 nos, optional
Oil: 1/2 tsp

Add oil to a small pan. When oil is hot, throw in the gram dal & urad dal. Roast the dals on a low-medium heat until the dal leaves out the aroma & changes the color slightly. 

Add the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, marati moggu & roast it again. (about 2-3 mins)

Add the poppy seeds, coriander seeds & roast again until the aroma fills the kitchen. (about 2 mins)

Remove the pan from the heat. Add the asafoetida, curry leaves & dry coconut. Allow it cool. 

Once cool enough to handle, make a coarse to fine powder of all the roasted items. (I used a coffee grinder to make a fine powder!) 

Add about 2 tsp of red chili powder & mix well. 

Store it in a air tight container & use it as needed. 


  1. Amazing and colorful looking bisi bele bath. This used to be my favourite breakfast. Looks simply delicious.

  2. home made powders are always the best and so fresh, would love to try as my family loves this dish...looks super yummy !!!

  3. wow amazizng flavorful pd . I can feel the aroma here :) very tempting bisi bele bhath with podi dear :)

  4. Cant imagine making BBB with store bought powder, such a fantastic spice powder.

  5. Hi! Tried mkg bisebelka pwdr without poppy seeds n with red mirchis. Cm out v well. Thnx.



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