Sunday, May 8, 2022

Bisi bele bath powder


  1. Kashmiri chili/Byadagi chili - 15 nos.
  2. Coriander powder - 4 tablespoon
  3. Chana dal - 2 tablespoon
  4. Urad dal - 2 tablespoon
  5.  Sesame seeds - 2 tablespoon
  6. Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Asafoetida powder/ Hing - 1/4 teaspoon
  9. Cinnamon stick - 2-inch piece
  10. Curry leaves - 1/2 cup
  11. Salt - 1 teaspoon


  1. Wash and pat dry the curry leaves. 
  2. Heat a pan on medium flame and dry roast coriander, chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, and fenugreek separately until they turn aromatic. Transfer the roast spices to a plate.
  3. Dry roast whole red chili for a couple of minutes.
  4. Pop the sesame seeds for a couple of seconds and transfer them to a plate.
  5. Roast curry leaves and cinnamon stick for a couple of minutes.
  6. Let all the ingredients cool down completely.
  7. Grind them into a fine powder and store them in an air-tight glass container.
Use this spice mixture whenever you make bisi bele bath.

Thank you Jayashree Trao for the wonderful theme on Sshhh Cooking Secretly challenge. I have been thinking of putting this recipe for a long time and now is the right time to publish it. If you are curious about what Sshh Cooking Secretly challenge is, it is a Facebook group that does monthly challenges. Each month, a theme is chosen and members are paired together.  Two secret ingredients are shared between pairs who make a dish that complies with the theme. The other members are asked to guess the ingredients at the end of the month. 

Jayashree blogs at Evergreen dishes and she has a huge collection Indian cuisines. Do check out her home made pav bhaji masala

This month I paired up with Mayuri who is a very talented blogger who blogs at Mayuri's Jikoni. She gave me sesame seeds and curry leaves and here comes my bisi bele bath powder. I gave her Pista and saffron and she made doodh masala/masala milk powder

Here I have my bisi bele bath prepared using little millet.