One may wonder whats the difference ...its just bisibela bath with brown rice?...but for me bisibela bath and sambar sadham are too different things.Main difference being Tamarind.

My mom used to do something called somberi(lazy) sambar.ie, add soaked dhal, onion, tomato,garlic,brinjal, turmeric, salt,sambar powder ,green chilli etc, to water along with a tsp of gingelly oil(to cook dhal well) and pressure cook it. Later she does the seasoning separately. No tamarind. its a big hit in our house. Its very easy and quick and goes very well with rice , pongal or dosa.

So... you see ...i add rice to this and this is a simple sambar sadham for me :)
They also call this paruppu sadha when we do without vegetables.Since i didnt have brinjal i used carrot and beans just like we do for bisibelabath.

I also added few peppercorn.(there is a tamil saying"pathu(10)milagu(peppercorn)irundha pagaivan(enemy)vettuleyum(house)sappidalma(eat) meaning we can be confident to eat even if they try to poison us it wont affect-in short.... good for body)

Ok... lets come to our brown rice... its considered to be very good for ,an excellent source of manganese,fiber , selenium etc.

Here is how i did this:


Rice -1 cup
Tur dhal-1/2 cup
Onion-1 chopped
Tomato-1 chopped
Vegetable-1 1/2 cup
Turmeric-1/4 tsp Sambar powder-1 tbs
Green chilli-2-3(according to taste)slit
Garlic-2 Salt- to taste
Pepper corn -3-5
Cinnamon- small
Oil- 1 tsp
Mustard-1 /2 tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Asefotida-1/4 tsp Curry leaves- few
1)Soak the rice in water for about 1/2 hour.
2)Keep rice to cinnamon along with water(1:3) in pressure cooker and cook ( After 4-5whistle reduce the flame and keep in low for about half hour)
3)When it cool remove and mash rice slightly.
4)Do the seasoning. serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ambika, tried bisibela bath with brown rice & without using tamarind, really delicious.. thanks for sharing a very healthy recipe :)



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