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Foxtail Millet bisibelebath | Thinai bisibelabath recipe | One pot meal

Millet bisibelebath is a complete healthy meal, a one-pot meal, prepared with any kind of millet, toor dal and vegetables using the pressure cooker.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 5
Calories 350 kcal



  • 1 cup Foxtail millet (thinai)
  • ¼ cup toor dal
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups water
  • 3 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp jeera seeds
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • 4 garlic pods
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 onion or 6 shallots
  • 1 large tomato
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek powder/seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp sambar powder
  • ½ cup avarakkai or any beans
  • ½ cup carrot
  • ½ cup brinjal/Raw banana/Ash gourd
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ghee



  • Wash Thinai and toor dal properly two to three times.
  • Soak them together with enough water for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse and chop the vegetables and keep aside.

Recipe to make Foxtail Millet bisibelabath:

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Add asafoetida, fenugreek seeds/powder garlic and curry leaves.
  • Let mustard seeds splutter and add chopped onions.
  • Saute onions and add tomato.
  • Cook tomatoes soft and add chopped vegetables one by one.
  • Also, add turmeric powder and sambar powder.
  • Pour water, add required salt and bring it to boil.
  • If you are using brinjal add them at last.
  • When water comes to full boiling add soaked Thinai with toor dal.
  • Mix well, cover and pressure cook for five to six full whistles.
  • Let the pressure drop on its own, open lid, add ghee, mix and mash.
  • Serve hot with papad, Potato fry or Brinjal fry or simple pickle.


Tips: 1) Always soak millets and dal for easy soft cooking. If you are in a hurry to skip soaking, then add an extra cup of water and give two extra whistles. 2) Bisibelabath may be semi-solid immediately after done. Later it becomes thick.


Calories: 350kcal
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