Khara bath is made with rava/ semolina along with vegetables and masala powders with flavour of ghee. It has a soft texture and the flavor is different from rava upma and rava kichadi.
When I posted chow chow bath thinking it is just kesari and rava kichadi served over a single plate, a reader pointed out its supposed to be khara bath and its not same as kichadi. The masala powders make the difference. It has been raining here for quite a few days and thought of making something hot as well as my favorite for breakfast. Instead of making the regular south Indian rava upma, I thought of jazzing up and made this khara bath, adapting from Prathiba. I made very few changes to adapt my taste buds. Khara bhath turned out really good and became a satisfying south Indian breakfast. Adding capsicum gives a unique flavor to the dish. With so many ingredients and ghee, it could never go wrong. I wish I had coconut to make coconut chutney, but I always love to have it as such to enjoy the flavors.
Step by step pictures
- Boil water separately in a bowl. Heat a kadai and add the items under ‘To temper” in order. Add very finely chopped ginger, slit green chilli. Roast until the dal, cashew turn golden. Add sliced onion.
- Once onion turns transparent, add finely chopped vegetales, chopped tomato. Fry for a minute in medium flame.
- Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala and salt. give it a stir.
- Add rava and roast well for a minute.
- Add boiling water carefully to it in low flame and cook until its like porridge.
- Cook covered for 8- 10 minutes. Stirring in between once.
- Once the khara bhat gets cooked, lastly add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves, grated coconut.
Serve hot with coconut chutney, you can top with few drops of ghee while serving and you can finish off with filter coffee.