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Khara Bath

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  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Semolina is an often overlooked and somewhat underrated grain. With its soft and smooth texture, it can be turned into brilliant breakfast dishes like the Southern Indian khara bath.

Health Benefits

Starting the day with a semolina dish provides you with a healthy serving of B-vitamins, minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, zinc) and some much-needed fiber.

The long list of ingredients for this dish might look intimidating. Don’t be.

Prepare everything and fire up a pan. You simply keep adding the ingredients as per directions and keep stirring the pan until the dish is done.

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How to make Khara Bath

  1. Dry roast semolina and set aside.

Note: The dry roasting of the semolina is optional, butdoing so enhancesthe flavor of semolina.

  1. Heat the oil and splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, both lentils, curry leaves, cashew nuts and stir for a minute.
  2. Add onion and ginger sautè for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato, peas, and beans and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Pour water and add turmeric, vangi bath powder, and some salt. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes until slightly reduced.
  5. Add semolina and stir continuously to prevent lumps.
  6. Cover the pan and simmer for 2 minutes. The semolina should absorb all water, and you should have a thick mash.
  7. Stir in the butter and serve. 

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.

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