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Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder

homemade authentic Karnataka's bisi bele bath masala powder.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Radhika


  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Byadgi or Bedgi chillies - 10 to 12
  • Whole dry red chilies - 4 to 5
  • Black pepper corn - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Mace or Javithri - 2 petals
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Marathi Moggu - 3
  • Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Poppy seeds or khus-khus - 1/2 tsp


  • Heat a thick bottomed pan.
  • Add all the ingredients except fenugreek, poppy seeds and grated coconut.
  • Roast over low flame till the aroma arises.
  • Take care not to burn the spices.
  • Transfer to a plate to let it cool.
  • To the same pan add fenugreek seeds and roast for 5-7 seconds over low flame.
  • Transfer to the same plate.
  • Add grated coconut to the pan and roast over low flame.
  • After a minute it will dry up a bit.
  • Add poppy seeds now and keep roasting both over low flame till the coconut turns golden brown and the aroma arises.
  • Transfer to the same plate to let it cool.
  • Once cooled completely, transfer all the ingredients of the plate to a mixie jar and grind to a smooth powder.
  • Bisi bele bath masala powder is ready.
  • After using the required amount of powder for rice, transfer the powder to glass jar and store it in the fridge.
  • Use the stored powder within a week before it starts to loosen its freshness.