Khara Bath

Khara Bath

Khara bath is a popular breakfast dish of Karnataka. It is prepared similarly to upma but its texture and taste are different because of the addition of extra ghee, spices and few other ingredients. It goes best with coconut chutney.

Khara Bath Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Roasted rava – 1 cup (Roast rava in a tsp of ghee until you get a nice aroma of roasted rava. Skip this step if you have bought roasted rava.)

2. Ghee – 3 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Urad dal – 3/4 tsp

Cashews – 3 tbsp

4. Onion – 1/2 cup, chopped

Green chilly – 1- 2, cut into thin rounds

5. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

Carrot – 2 – 3 tbsp, chopped

Green beans – 2 – 3 tbsp, chopped

Capsicum, green – 2 tbsp, chopped

6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 pinch (optional)

7. Hot water – 3 cups

8. Ghee – 1 tbsp

Grated coconut – 2 – 3 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1/2 – 1 tsp

Cilantro / coriander leaves – 2 – 3 tbsp, chopped


1. Heat ghee in a kadai over medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry urad dal and cashews until golden. Add onion, a pinch of salt and green chilly. Fry for a minute. Add carrot, beans, capsicum and tomato. Add salt, to taste. Saute for 2 – 3 minutes until tomato turns soft. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Stir for a few seconds and add 3 cups of hot water. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Taste-check for salt.

2.  Add roasted rava, little by little while stirring with the other hand. Mix well. Cover and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. Switch off. Open the lid after 2 – 3 minutes. Add 1 tbsp ghee, 2 – 3 tbsp grated coconut, little lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Mix well. Serve hot khara bath with coconut chutney / peanut chutney and filter coffee.

Khara bath

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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