Ask anyone from south India about bisi bele baath and one is reminded of a spicy lunch and a wholesome meal. This hot rice dish originated from Mysore of Karnataka, but is relished by most south Indians. This dish can be included in a diet plan for diabetic patients as it is full of lentils.
Bisibelebath uses tamarind, coconut powder, and other spices in cooked rice and lentils. Spices like poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, cumin, and cardamom are used to make this dish. These spices are roasted and grinded before they are added to cooked rice and lentils.
Some variations even use nutmeg, and asafetida. Since the choice of lentil is pigeon pea, this is a heavy dish; however, it can be a part of the diabetes diet menu when consumed in smaller portions.
For people with diabetes, it is better to have bisibelebath for lunch.
Calories in Bisibelebath (100 gm.)
|Saturated Fat||0.58 gm.|
Vitamins in Bisibelebath (100 gm.)
|Vitamin B2||0.02 mg.|
|Vitamin B6||0.04 mg.|
|Vitamin B9||11.06 μg.|
|Vitamin C||0.27 mg.|
|Vitamin D2||0.67 μg.|