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Raw Rice-2cups
Toor dhal-1cup
Small sambhar onions peeled-25/ Onion big sliced-1
Mixed Vegetables-2cup
Turmeric powder-pinch
Mustard seeds-2tsp
Curry leaves-few
Dry chilly whole-3
Salt to taste
Gingelly oil-6tbsp

Bisi Bela Powder ingredients
Coriander Seeds-6tbsp
Channa dal/ Bengal gram dal-2tbsp
Whole dry chilly-12
Shredded coconut-1/2cup
Methi-less than 1/4tsp
Pepper corns-1tsp
Green Cardamom-1

For the bisi bele powder, dry roast all ingredients( except coconut) separately and grind the spices together with coconut to a fine powder. Wash and soak the dal and rice for half an hour, pressure cook the soaked dal and rice together with little salt and turmeric until both rice and dal are well cooked. In a large pan heat the oil, add mustard seeds, red chilly and curry leaves. Next add the onions, saute for a minute and add the mixed vegetables. Fry for few more minutes, now add the turmeric powder, hing, bisi bele powder, enough salt and water. Cover with a lid and allow the vegetables to cook. Once vegetables are done, add the cooked dal and rice mixture. Mix well. Serve hot with Appalam/Pappad.


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