Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kesari Bath and khara bath (Chow chow Bath)

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Chow Chow bath is the name given to a pair who is sweet and hot in Bengalooru. And this is one of our favourite breakfast which we crave to eat in the Dharshanis in Bengalooru. So, if you happen to visit Bengalooru dont miss to ask for Chow Chow Bath in the resturants..

You dont have to wait till you go to Bengalooru to taste it exactly the way it is in the resturants. Just try the recipe below and enjoy Desi Breakfast.

Khara Bath


Rava/semolina – 1 cup
tomato – 1/2 / 1 small
green chillies – 2 slit
curry leaves – 1 sprig
salt to taste
mustard seeds – 1 tsp
channa dhal - 1 tsp
urad dhall – 1 tsp
asafoteida a pinch
turmeric powder – 1/4tsp
chilli powder/any curry powder available.
mixed vegetables cut into small chunks
Cashews - broken 1 tspn
Ghee - 1 - 2 tspn
Oil - 1 - 3 tspn


1) Dry roast Rava in 1 tsp oil/ghee until light golden color and keep aside
2) In a kadai prepare tempering with channa dal, Urad dal, cashews, mustard, hing, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
3) Now add split green chillies, and add veges and fry for 2 minutes now add tomatoes and fry.
4) Then add 1.5 to 2 times Hot water allow it to boil and add salt.
5) Once the water is boiling and the veges are cooked, add the fried rava slowly and stir well to avoid any lumps. Add some more water enough to cook the rava well add some ghee and close the lid for few seconds.
6) Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves and little ghee and set aside.

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Rava/semolina – 1 cup
ghee – 4 tbsp
sugar – 1 cup ( or less for low sugar)
saffron strands – 10
orange color (optional)
cashews and raisins – 10 fried in ghee
cardamom powder – 1 tsp
water - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Fresh Banana - 1/2 (Finely Cut)
Fresh Pineapple - 1 thin piece. (FInely cut)

1) Fry cashews and rasins and keep aside.
2) Take ghee in a pan and roast rava until nice aroma spreads and keep aside. \
3) Add water in a pan and add milk and add sugar. Also add chopped banana and pineapple.
4) Once the water starts boiling, add the roasted rava and stir continuosly to avoid any lumps.
5) Keep the pan closed for 2 mins and then check the rava, it should be cooked very well.
6) Now add  ghee and mix in cardamom powder and let it cool.
7) Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.

ಕೊಬ್ಬರಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ:

Coconut - 1 cup.
Green Chilles - 3 - 4 nos.
Milk - 1/4 cup
salt  as per taste
sugar - 1/3 tspn
Tamarind juice - 1/4 tspn

For temparing
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tspn
Urad dal - 1/ 4 tspn
Hing - a pinch
Oil - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 3 - 4 nos.

1) In a blender add all the ingredients mentioned above other than the temparing ingredients, and blend well.
2) In a small pan, add oil, once hot  add mustard seeds, urad dal, and curry leaves, once they splutter add hing and pour this into the above made mixture. and coconut chutney is ready to serve.

Setting Chowchowbath

1) Take one portion of khara bath and 1 portion of kesari bath along with coconut chutney. (as shown in the pic)
2) Have all the three together for perfect blend of spiceness and sweetness and enjoy


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