View BasketPay For Items
Books, Gifts & Festivals
Never miss an offer...
Subscribe: Chaat Magazine
Subscribe to Chaat Magazine today...
Best Sellers:

Recipe for BagalabathClick image to enlarge

Recipe for Bagalabath

Recipe for Bagalabath

(Ref: RCP204)

FREE: only add to basket to donate to charity Frank Water (no recipe card will be sent): 0.25

Pin It

Bagalabath is one of the most common items you can find on a South Indian restaurant menu card. This is nothing but simple curd rice. Bagalabath is considered as a coolant and so eaten at the end of a meal thus easing out the effects of spicy main dishes/starters. A South Indian meal is considered incomplete without Bagalabath!


2 to 4

Preparation Time:


Cooking Time:



Rice - ½ cup
 Ghee - 1 tsp 
 Black Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp 
 Chana Dal - ½ tsp 
 Urid Dal - ½ tsp 
 Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp 
 Curry Leaves - 6 to 8 
 Ginger grated - ½ tsp 
 Green Chillies finely chopped - 1 (optional) 
 Plain set Yoghurt - ½ cup 
 Whole Milk - ¼ cup 
 Salt to taste 
 Chopped Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) and fried Cashews for garnishing 


• Wash rice in a bowl, changing water several times until the water appears clear.

• Add 1 cup of water to the rice and pressure cook till you get 4 whistles or until it becomes soft and mushy.

• Once the pressure is released, open the pan & transfer the rice into a large bowl and let it cool. Then add salt, mix well and keep aside.

• To make the tempering, heat ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds, chana dal, blackgram, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger and green chillies. Add this immediately to the rice and mix well.

• Then add yogurt, milk and salt - Mix well.

• Garnish with cilantro and cashews and enjoy this south Indian touch!

"Dear Spices of India, Fantastic service, superb prices, amazing range of products, unbelievable :-) will be telling all my friends and I will be back...I am praising the search engine god that i found you. Not only do you stock all kinds of spices, more importantly than ALL that is the nag champa, I haven't been to India this year, and there really is no where to buy the kind of things you stock where I live, the nearest shop is 7 miles away, and you're lucky if they have milk and bread never mind cumin seeds, lol. Thanks again."

- Kylie