- 1 cup semolina (if unavailable, couscous or griess would be a good alternative)
- 1 tsp chickpea lentils (split chickpeas) or yellow lentils
- 1 tsp white lentils
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 5-6 curry leaves (fresh or dried)
- 10 cashew nuts
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1 finely chopped tomato
- 1 tsp grated or finely chopped ginger
- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen peas
- 1/2 cup of French beans, cut into 1.5 cm / 1-inch pieces
- 3-4 cups of water
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp vangi bath powder (if unavailable leave out or substitute with red chili powder)
- 2 tsp clarified butter (ghee) or regular unsalted butter
- salt to taste
How to make Khara Bath
Note: The dry roasting of the semolina is optional, butdoing so enhancesthe flavor of semolina.
To spruce up the presentation of khara bath, stuff the finished semolina into a narrow bowl or big cup. Place the breakfast plate on top and turn it all upside down. Now lift the
bowl gently, and you will get a beautiful looking dome-shaped semolina. Garnish with a slice of tomato and parsley or coriander leaves.
In case there are some leftovers bring the semolina into a patty shape and fry in some oil until golden brown. This is perfect with a green salad or just as a snack with a hearty dip.