Chow Chow Bhaat

Chow Chow Bhaat

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Chow Chow Bhaat is one of the most unique dishes of Karnataka. This timeless treasure can be enjoyed for breakfast, evening snack or dinner, but is mostly had for breakfast.

It is basically a combination of two dishes – a savoury rava bhaat and a sweet kesari bhaat, both made with semolina. The savoury rava bhaat, is somewhat like upma but more spicy as it is flavoured with a spice mix like khara bhaat powder, malvani masala or rasam powder.

The sweet part is sweetened with sugar and flavoured with spices or fruits like pineapple or chickoo. This sweet and savoury combo is just perfect to start your day on a happy note.

You can also try other authentic Karnataka dishes like Bisi Bele Bhaat or Akki Roti.

Chow Chow Bhaat recipe - How to make Chow Chow Bhaat

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
Method
For the rava bhaat

    For the rava bhaat
  1. Heat the rava in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 4 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and add the cashewnuts and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove them on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the carrot and tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the sugar and malvani masala and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Add the roasted rava, and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  8. Add 2 cups of hot water, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and mix well. Keep aside.

For the kesari bhaat

    For the kesari bhaat
  1. Heat the rava in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 4 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the sugar and 2½ cups of water in a deep non-stick pan and boil on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the saffron, raisins, cashewnuts and food colour, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the rava gradually and cardamom powder and keep mixing it with a whisk and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously. Add the ghee and mix well. Keep aside.

How to serve

    How to serve
  1. Serve the rava bhaat and kesari bhaat together.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy394 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates56.8 g
Fiber1 g
Fat15.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.4 mg

Reviews

Chow Chow Bhaat
 on 19 May 18 04:43 PM
5

The sweet and salty combination of upma and sheera tastes amazing. The addition of malvani masala enhances the dish amzingly!