Bisi Bele bath powder

The important ingredient in this recipe is the dried red chillies. Its the Karnataka Byadagi chillies. BAY-DIG-GAY as its pronounced, Byadagi Chillies come from the Haveri district in Karnataka. The chilli is long and wrinkled and deeply red. Its not very hot but imparts a dark color and aroma. Its not a very spicy variety of chilli. So if you can get Byadagi chillies, its good. Else you can use Kashmiri chillies.

DESCRIPTION

Bisi Bele Bath Powder Recipe. Home made from scratch. Powder used for flavoring Bisi Bele Bath.


INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Byadagi Chillies
  • 6 Guntur Chillies
  • 2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Teaspoon Black Peppercorn
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon Chana Dal
  • 2 Tablespoon White Urad Dal
  • 2 Black Kapok Buds – (Marathi Moggu)
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Inch Piece Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Copra Powder ( Desiccated Coconut Powder )

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Dry roast Byadagi Chillies, Guntur Chillies, Curry Leaves until very fragrant on low flame. Make sure not to burn the ingredients. If its slightly brown and aromatic, its done. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  2. In the same pan, Dry roast Coriander Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Black Peppercorn and Black Mustard Seeds until very fragrant on low flame. Make sure not to burn the ingredients. If its slightly brown and aromatic, its done. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  3. In the same pan, Dry roast Chana Dal and White Urad Dal. Make sure not to burn the ingredients. If the lentils are brown and aromatic, its done. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  4. In the same pan, Dry roast Kapok Buds ( , Cloves and Cinnamon. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  5. In the same pan, Dry roast Copra Powder ( Desiccated Coconut Powder ) until slightly brown. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  6. After all the ingredients have cooled to room temperature, grind all these ingredients in the mixie to a fine powder. Bottle the powder and use as required.
  7. Its best to store the ground powder in the freezer. The smell of the masalas stays fresh and it lasts for months in the freezer.
Kapok Buds/Marathi Moggu are used in the popular South Indian rice dish.
kapok buds for reference
Bisi Bele Bath powder | Authentic Bisi Bele Bath powder recipe