Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chow chow bath

A classic breakfast eats that is a perfect combination of savoury & sweet satisfies the palette for eyes & taste buds. Chow chow bath is  a must have for all uppitu & sheera  lovers  all over Karnataka.


Sheera/ kesri bath
1 cup Rava/ Sooji
1 cup Sugar  
4 Tbsp Ghee
Water 2 cups
Saffron strands 1 pinch
cardamom powder  1 pinch
cashews 10
raisins, 10


In a hot thick bottomed pan pour ghee and roast rava, raisins & cashew nuts on a medium heat till aromatic. Add sugar, cardomom powder and  saffron strands mix .
Pour in hot water, stir, cover & cook for few minutes (about 7-10) and turn off the heat.
A well done sheera leaves the sides of the pan without sticking to the bottom & has ghee holding together as a whole.

 Upittu/ khara bath
1 cup Rava
1Onion, chopped
4 green Chilies, chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/8 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad Dal
1/4 tsp chana dal
1tsp peanuts
1 pinch turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves


Roast the rava a teaspoon of oil till a slight change in color & aromatic. keep it a side.

Heat the pan with oil add mustard , cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal and allow them to splutter. Add peanuts & onion and fry till translucent. Add a pinch of turmeric powder, 2 cups of water & salt and bring to boil. Once water is boiling add roasted rava and stir continously till most of the moisture has evaporated.  Garnish with cilantro, cover & turn off the heat.

Serve a cupful of both with sev mixture on the side.

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