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Khara bath recipe, Rava bhath, Masala bhath recipe

Khara bath/ Rava bhath/ Masala bhath is a delicious savory upma made with rava/ sooji and vegetables that serves to be one of the popular breakfast in Karnataka. This spicy and masala filled upma is prepared by cooking rava/ sooji and vegetables in ghee making the dish a very flavorful and rich one. Khara bath tastes best with coconut chutney and accompanied with a cup of hot filter coffee will make breakfast a wonderful one. For the below recipe I used only carrots and green peas just like my pinni (aunt) but you can use veggies like beans, capsicum according to your choice. So lets get to the making!
masala bath, rava bath

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5 min 25 min 30 min 2


  • Rava/ sooji – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1 (small)
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Carrot – ½ cup
  • Green peas – ¼ cup
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Ingredients To temper

  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a spring
  • Ghee – 2 tsp


* My 1 cup = 160 ml

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How to make khara bath with step by step images

roast rava and chop veggies for khara bath

  1. Heat a pan and dry roast rava/ sooji in medium flame for a minute. When done transfer it to a bowl. Slice onions thin, make a slit in green chilli, chop tomato and carrot finely. keep the veggies ready.
    saute onion and tomato for khara bath
  2. Now heat ghee in a pan add mustard seeds, after it splutters add urad dal and channa dal, when it turns golden brown add curry leaves, sliced onion and green chilli. Saute well until onion. Now add tomato and saute for few seconds.
    saute veggies for khara bath
  3. When the tomatoes look little sauteed add chopped carrot, peas, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and saute all the veggies for a minute.
    add rava and cook for khara bath
  4. When the veggies look sauteed add 2 cups of water and allow the mixture to boil well so that the veggies get cooked. ( I covered it with a lid and cooked) When all the veggies look cooked put the flame to low. Add sooji/ rava gradually and stir continuously so that it does not form any lumps.
    khara bath
  5. Now put a lid a cook the mixture in low flame for 2 to 3 minutes or until done. When done put off the flame and serve it hot with coconut chutney.
    rava bath, semolina bath



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