A traditional South Indian dish, Bisi Bele Bhath harnesses the very essence of Karnataka’s flavors. Featuring a melody of rice, lentils, veggies and spices, this complete one pot meal is healthy and filling.
Turn the instant pot on saute mode and add the ghee, reserving 1 tbsp for garnishing.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida powder(hing), ginger, green chilies, curry leaves, dried red chilies, and cashew pieces. Saute the mixture for about 1 minute and add the onions, again sauteing until the onions are translucent.
Drain the rice and lentils that were previously soaking and then add them into the instant pot, along with 3 cups of water. Put the lid on the instant pot and then take it off of saute mode and put it on manual mode for 12 minutes. Ensure that the vent is on the sealing position.
After 12 minutes, quick release the pressure with a towel or cloth and open the instant pot.
Put the instant pot on saute mode again and add ghee, tamarind paste, garam masala, and sambhar powder. Saute it for a minute and garnish it with some cilantro.