Bisibella Bath | Sambar Rice | Authentic South Indian Recipe


Rice –  ½ cup
Tuvar dal or kandipappu – ¾ cup
Carrot – 1 chopped
Potato – 2 chopped
Tomato – 3 chopped
Peas – ¼ cup
Coconut pieces – 1 tbsp.(optional)
Salt to taste
Ghee – as per your requirement
Bisibella bath powder – 2 tsp.
Tamarind – lemon size soaked in warm water and juice extracted


  1. In a pressure cooker, add the rice, dal and vegetables with about 3 cups of water and salt and cook for 1 whistle.
  2. Cool and remove lid. Add the tamarind and bisibella bath powder to it and cook for another 1 or 2 whistles. You may add the coconut pieces here if you wish.
  3. Check for taste and before eating, add ghee to enhance the flavour.

For different rice items, you may like to check out my……

a. Jeera Rice or Cumin Rice
b. Spicy Veg Pulav
c. Moong Sprouts Pulao
d. Coconut Milk Rice

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