Friday, July 15, 2011

Kharabath.....Brahmin's coffee bar style!! FFF#12

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Entered into 12 th week of my FFF series with another interesting breakfast recipe.Check out the ongoing series Cooking with Family-Family Food Friday and if you have missed any of the previous posts in this series,check them here.
LinkThis week's post is sent to me again by my sweet brother who had earlier sent the famous Davanagere Benne Dosa for my series,I almost threatened him to send his so called famous Kharabath and finally here is his entry.I have mentioned in my earlier post about how famous is the kharabath made by my brother at my place.Everyone likes his kharabath as he makes it really rich like how we get in Bangalore darshini's and he is also specialized in making Dosa,Andhra style dal,Fried rice and few other egg varieties.One thing I should agree that what ever he makes it turns out really really delicious and I feel that there is some 'jaadu' in his hands.I know I know reading all this,my brother would be already on cloud 9,so let me stop here boasting more about him otherwise it takes another few months for me to bring him down..ha ha..:)

Kharabath is one of the most famous breakfast items in all Upahara Darshinis in Bengaluru and generally it is paired with sooji halwa/kesaribath and is called 'Chow-Chow' bath which is a real satisfying breakfast.Most of the south Bangaloreans would be familiar with 'Brahmin's coffee bar' in Shankarpuram which caters excellent Idlis,wadas and Kharabath and superb coffee,if you are in Bangalore don't miss to try this joint.My S-I-L is a huge fan of this joint and she was quite happy with my brother's kharabath as it has tasted very similar to her favorite joint kharabath.Hence they named this Kharabath as 'Brahmin's Coffee bar style - Kharabath'.We do not know their trade secret for the recipe,this is an attempt to re create the taste of Kharabath which we get there and we are happy with the taste.

For people who are not familiar with kharabath let me tell you more about this.Kharabath is a closer cousin to regular rawa upma with additional ingredients and lots of ghee which gives a silky soft and melt-in-mouth texture to it,but taste wise it is no where compared to upma.Even if you do not like upma the moment you taste this you would be surprised with the texture and taste of it and also fall in love with this simple humble breakfast.Kharabath is generally served with coconut chutney and that is an excellent combo,so do make coconut chutney as well when you are making kharabath,they are like match made in heaven.The pictures did not do at least half the justice for the recipe,but believe me just follow the recipe blindly and you will have wonderful silky soft kharabath in front of you in minutes.
Khara Bath Recipe:(Serves 2)

Ingredients:

1 cup course Semolina(regular white rawa/sooji)
1 big Onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
2-3 tbsp chopped coriander
1 lemon,squeezed
2 tbsp grated wet coconut
8- 10 cashew nuts
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
8-10 curry leaves
1 tbsp ghee
Salt to taste

veggies required:
1 big Tomato, finely chopped
1 medium Carrot, grated
8-10 french Beans, finely chopped
1 small Egg plant, finely chopped
1/2 small capsicum, finely chopped
1 fistful cooked fresh/frozen peas

for tadka:
3 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tbsp split urad dal
Method:
  • Dry roast rava until the aroma starts and turn light brown in color, cool it.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a kadai and add cashew nuts and fry them till it turns golden brown and keep it aside.
  • To the same kadai, now add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Now add jeera, chana dal and urad dal and fry until light brown.
  • Add chopped green chillies,curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Now add finely chopped onions and fry until they turn light brown in color.
  • Add chopped egg plant and fry it for a couple of minutes.
  • Add finely chopped beans, capsicum, peas, tomato and cover it and cook for 3-4 min.
  • Now add ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell is gone.
  • Add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and garam masala to it and cook for a minute.
  • Meanwhile boil water in a separate container in the ratio(1C rawa:4C water) until it bubbles.
  • Add boiling water to it in the ratio of 1:4 (1- semolina :4-water) and cover it and let it again come to a boil.
  • When the water bubbles add semolina by continuously stirring it. Cover it and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame until semolina is completely cooked.
  • Add lemon juice to it and mix well.
  • Garnish it with chopped coriander and grated coconut and fried cashew nuts and serve.Add a tbsp of ghee on top before serving.
Serve it hot with green coconut chutney and sliced cucumber.

Notes:
This is made up of ghee completely,however if you want to reduce the quantity of ghee you can use ghee and oil in equal parts and top it with an additional tsp of ghee.But the liberal usage of ghee gives the kharabath a special texture silky soft and nice aroma and taste.

This is the plate decorated for my 2 yr old niece and hence named 'Bunny Kharabath'.She was so excited to see this and tried to pick up the cucumber slices from the plate.

64 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

100% true about the ghee fact in this, we love it when we eat at restaurants and want to recreate the same at hom,but not liberal in ghee means,will never get the same texture and aroma :) Loved this very much!

jeyashrisuresh said...

perfect one and adding more ghee will make this extremely awesome

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Very yummy hv tasted at Blore.. generous ghee is not in me so i shd only taste at restaurants the pics replicates xactly Restaurant type kharabath.. awesome clicks .. perfecto!!

Tina said...

Nice cliks...khara bath looks delicious.

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done cute presentation

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks very colorful and love that presentation. I am a great fan of this.
I know we can get creative with dishes but don't remember coming across kharabhat with all these veggies / garam masala.
I think some versions use sambhar powder, right?

Indrani said...

Is it kind of Upma...seems similar but lots of veggies in it..sounds so yummy, nice clicks, Prathibha

Rekha shoban said...

yummy karabath!!nice presnetation!

Sum said...

Lovely! I know how famous this Brahmin's Coffee bar is.... True about the ghee-fact...

Pinky said...

kharabhath with chutney its a yum combo, infact i prepared this yesterday mrng in a similar method with a change in veggies and addition of sambar powder.One of the fav bfast u will im most south indian resturants.

Saras said...

Awesome karabath..looks divine :)
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Prathibha said...

Thanks all for the comments..
@ Suma...The vegetables are chopped finely and added to it generally and regarding sambar powder,I believe it spoils the taste of kharabath so we never add,and also garam masala is added in small proportion to give a tiny hint of masala spice taste to kharabath..Do try this version once if you would like to.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow delicious looking khara bath..perfect for breakfast

Ambreen said...

Sounds great! Beautiful presentation, specially the Bunny Kharabath looks so cute :)

Red Chillies said...

We made the essential trip to Brahmins cafe when we were in Bangalore last time and gorged on idli vada and kharabhat. I have bookmarked this recipe to try soo.
Loved the final picture of bunny khara bhat :-)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks delicious..i used to have something called chowchow bhaat in mysore restaurants..used to consist of the khara upma and sweet sheere.your title reminded me of that

Chandrani Banerjee said...

This is a nice breakfast. Nice decoration also......

Ramya said...

That looks soo yummy!! the bunny looks soo cute:-)

notyet100 said...

Umm this looks so delicious,reminds me of Bangalore and my friends there :)

Priti said...

I red, saw this so many times but tasted ...going to try this for sure ....looks yum and your recipe is so detailed

Varunavi said...

Wonderful recipe and wonderful clicks :)

Prathima Rao said...

Just back from blore & tasted chow chow there...And this looks even better than the blore darshini version!!! I dont ever want this family recipe series to end!! Loved the avalakki paddu too :) I love these traditional recipes with a twist..And yes, generous addition of ghee is what gives it heavenly taste!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

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Vimitha Anand said...

That looks so yummy and it sure has a melt-in-the-mouth-texture...

Mina Joshi said...

You have a very talented brother. This is a very new dish for me but am ver tempted to try it out as it looks so delicious.

Zareena said...

Wow!! Prathibha, this looks yummy. I love this a lot. A perfect breakfast dish.

ANU said...

beautifully presented dish...nice clicks too

Santosh Bangar said...

style is delicious and tempting

Sara said...

My fav bk home, looks delicious and nice clicks.

Laavanya said...

Oh my that looks so tempting. ghee does make a difference.

DEESHA said...

Kharabhat looks fab. I just Love the one from Brahmins . This is soo tempting

thekitchenaffaire said...

This is surely going to be my sunday special breakfast.. Woww. I have to try this :D yummyy

Nisha said...

Ho so tempting

Sobha Shyam said...

kharabath looks excellent, nicely presented, bunny kharabath looks so cute..

Food Glorious Food! said...

WOW!! This is so interesting!! I need to try it out soon! Thanks for sharing!

divya said...

This looks really tempting, very flavorful :)

Shanavi said...

Very true, I agree with u, ghee makes it richer and more tastier..Love the bunnay shaped plate..Superb recipe.

Uma said...

wow. very lovely blog. fist timie here. Your recipe is inviting me...

Cheers,
Uma
http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Prathy, this looks super delicious.
Since I am on vacation and travelling a lot not able to catch up with all your posts. Remembered yesterday was Friday and was able to get hold of an internet connection and glad to see this lovely dish.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Kharabath looks very tempting and delicious...I would love to have that for breakfast....what a lovely presentation :)

veena said...

i loved bunny khara bath

Hamaree Rasoi said...

With all the goodness of vegetables this sounds awesome breakfast yaar..Yet to do my breakfast but you are not letting me to go anywhere. I wish I could have this right now !!
Clicks are wonderful and that bunny looks so sweet :-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Treat and Trick said...

Greatly presently and looks so tempting. Love your recipes, keep them coming!

Ramya Bala said...

That looks so yummy :)beautifully presented :)

Vardhini said...

Looks so tasty. Nice pictures and love the bunny :)

Vardhini
Event: Fast food not Fat food

Madhavi said...

Love this kharabath recipe..looks mouth-drooling!!

hemalata said...

Delicious kharabath and nice presentation.

sm said...

tasty dish
looks beautiful colorful

kothiyavunu.com said...

wow..Both recipe and presentation are wonderful!! sounds yum!

arthi said...

looks very delicious..the pictures are great!!

Pushpa said...

Yummy irresistible karabath a fav of mine.

thekitchenaffaire said...

Ohh Prathibha, my kharabath turned so yummy. I still am not done with having it :D I posted the recipe up on my blog too. Thank you soooooo much for this awesome recipe.. Love ya :D

Fresh Roasted Coffee said...

It looks yummy already what more if i have this for real. Ive tried it once and i admit its taste cant be forget easily.

Cody

Mehjabeen Arif said...

So true.. I infact don't ghee at all and waiting to taste the same.. :)

Anonymous said...

I was looking for a good Khara Bath recipe and this totally fit the bill. Thanks a lot, for this keeper of a recipe.

Anandhi

Preethi Vivek said...

this was the first time i tried kharabath, trust me u ROCK ! :) it was soooooo yummy ! my husband relished it :)

Preethi Vivek said...

This is the first time i'm writing on a blog eventhough i have gone thru 1000's of recipes on diff blogs ! trust me, u ROCK ! :) \m/ i tried karabath for the 1st time, n it came out sooooooo well....! my husband simply relished it :) thank u so much for the wonderful luscious recipe !

Prathibha said...

@Preethi..Ur comment made my day!! Thanks for letting me know that u liked it..

Ashwini said...

Hi Prathibha,
I made this for breakfast and it turned out soooo goood....thank you for sharing this tasty recipe.keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Ginger garlic paste to kharabath? Are u kidding me?

prathibha Garre said...

@anonymous..ginger garlic paste definitely makes the Kharabath taste better..but if you want you can skip garlic in the recipe,this recipe has been tried by many and got appreciated as well.

Anonymous said...

Even I am not a ghee person..but I loved the pic.

Anonymous said...

I ate Khara bath several times at Brahmins coffee bar. I always relished it and wondered if I can make it at home. Today, I just searched and found this link and tried it. It came absolutely wonderful and almost same like the original one.
My wife too relished it and complimented. Just missed the Chutney.

Thanks a lot. :)

M

Harini said...

Hi Prathy,
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I tried it and loved it. The measurements were spot on. It feels great to be able to recreate restaurant magic with better ingredients. Thanks to your brother too :)

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