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Bisi Bele Bath Powder

Bisi bele bath masala powder is a homemade spice blend to make bisi bele bath.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: karnataka, south indian
Servings: 1 medium bottle
Author: Dassana Amit


  • ½ cup Coriander seeds
  • ¼ cup Chana dal (husked and split bengal gram)
  • 1 tablespoon Urad dal (husked and split black gram)
  • 10 to 12 Byadagi or bedgi red chilies - less hot dry red chilies
  • 5 to 7 Guntur red chilies - hot dry red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Whole black pepper
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 1.5 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 Cloves
  • 4 Marathi moggu (kapok buds)
  • 4 tablespoon Unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 2 teaspoon Poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • ½ Of a whole mace OR 1 small mace (javitri)
  • ½ teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 12 to 14 Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) - optional


  • Heat a frying pan or a small kadai and first dry roast the coriander, cumin and fenugreek until they are crisp and fragrant. Roast on a slow flame and make sure you don't burn the spices. Remove and keep aside in a plate or tray.
  • In the same pan, now dry roast the cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, mace and marathi moggu till become aromatic. Remove and keep aside in the same plate and tray.
  • Now add chana dal and urad dal. These take a longer to roast than the spices.
  • Roast them till you get a nice lentil aroma and the lentils have become browned. Keep aside.
  • Now dry roast the dry red chilies till they become crisp.
  • Dry roast the curry leaves till they crisp.
  • Now roast the poppy seeds till they become light golden.
  • Dry roast the asafoetida if you plan to add it in the masala powder.
  • Lastly roast the dessicated coconut till the flakes become golden.
  • Now let the roasted spices cool. Mix all the spices very well. Break the red chilies in small pieces. Deseed them if you prefer. 
  • Add the ingredients in batches in a dry grinder or coffee grinder.
  • Grind to a fine powder. Remove from the jar and store the bisi bele bath powder in an air-tight jar or container. Keep the bisi bele bath powder jar in the refrigerator.
  • Use the bisi bele bath masala powder as required.