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Bisi Bele Bath Powder

Bisi bele bath powder is an essential spice blend used to make popular Karnataka special dish Bisi bele bath.
Course Spice Blends
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Geetha Priyanka


  • 5 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 3 tsp Chana dal
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 3 Marati moggu
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp Desiccated coconut
  • 12-14 Curry leaves
  • 10-12 Red chillies Byadigi
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida


  • On medium heat, dry roast coriander seeds, cumin, fenugreek seeds, urad dal, chana dal and black peppercorn until fragrant.Transfer them to a plate and let them cool.
  • Now in the same pan roast sesame seeds, desiccated coconut and poppy seeds until fragrant and coconut turn light brown colour. Transfer them to a plate.
  • In the same pan roast cardamom, marati moggu, cinnamon, cloves until fragrant and transfer them into a plate.
  • Dry roast red chillies until they are just warm and release pungent aroma. keep these chillies in a plate.
  • Finally dry roast curry leaves and keep them in a plate.
  • Allow the spices to cool down, add asafoetida and roasted spices in a blender and blend them to a fine powder.
  • Store bisi bele bath powder in a clean and dry container.



Byadigi red chillies imparts bright red colour to the spice blend and it is hotter than kashmiri red chillies.
Roast the spices on medium low flame to avoid burning the spices.
Keep stirring frequently.
This spice blend remains fresh for 3 months when stored in room temperature, later it looses its aroma gradually.
You could substitute desiccated coconut with coconut chips or dry coconut flakes.
Store spice blends in fridge/freezerĀ for longer shelf life.