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Oats Bisi Bele Bath Recipe

Oats bisi bele bath recipe with step by step photos.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • Quick cooking Oats - 1/2 cup
  • Tur Dal - 4 tbsp
  • Carrot - 3 tbsp cubed
  • French Beans - 3 tbsp chopped
  • Peas - 3 tbsp
  • Capsicum - 2 tbsp cubed
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Tomato - 1/2 small
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder - 1-1/2 tbsp
  • Tamarind - gooseberry size
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 2-1/2 to 3 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp



  • Chop onion and tomato finely. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1/4 cup water, soak tamarind in it. Add another 1/4 cup water, extract pulp and keep aside.

To make Oats Bisi Bele Bath:

  • Pressure cook tur dal in enough water for 2 to 3 whistles, mash well and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile heat a pan, add quick cooking oats and dry roast over low flame for 3-4 mins. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
  • Heat the same pan with oil and 1 tsp ghee. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and let them sizzle.
  • Add onion and cook for a minute till it becomes translucent.
  • Add tomato, curry leaves, carrots, beans, capsicum, peas and mix well. Let it cook for 2 mins.
  • Add 1/2 cup water, a pinch of salt for the veggies, turmeric powder and cook for 3-4 mins, till the vegetables are fully cooked.
  • Add mashed tur dal, tamarind extract, <a href="http://www.ticklingpalates.com/bisi-bele-bath-masala-powder/" target="_blank"><strong>Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder</strong></a>, salt and mix well.
  • Add remaining 2 cups water and bring it to a rolling boil. I prefer it very loose so used 2 cups water, if you prefer it a bit thick, add only 1 to 1-1/2 cups water.
  • Add roasted oats and keep stirring well. Check salt at this stage and adjust accordingly.
  • Keep cooking over medium flame and the oats will begin to absorb the water and thicken to a porridge consistency.
  • Take off stove when it is still loose as it will continue to thicken further as it begins to cool.
  • Oats bisi bele bath is ready to be served.
  • Transfer to individual bowls, drizzle ghee on top and sprinkle the top with either kara boondhi, mixture or crushed potato chips and serve hot.