Chow Chow Bhaath


Chow Chow bhath is a very popular in Bengaluru, Karnataka.It is essentially two dishes brought together on a single platter.One is Uppittu / Upma and the other one is rava kesaribhaath / sheera.


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup fine rava /bombay rava/fine semolina
2 finely chopped onions
1 finely chopped tomato
1/4 cup fresh green peas
3 slit green chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr/ haldi
4 tblsp ghee/oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp urad dal
6 chopped cashew nuts
Salt and sugar to taste
Chopped coriander leaves

PROCEDURE:

  • Dry roast the rava till light brown or nice aroma comes and keep aside
  • In same pan heat ghee ,add mustard,when it starts crackling put urad dal,cashew nuts and fry till htey become light brown in colour
  • Add curry leaves,chopped green chillies, chopped onions,fry till onion becomes transparent,put chopped tomatoes followed by turmeric pdr
  • Fry till the tomatoes are cooked well
  • Add the boiled green peas ,salt,sugar and 2 cups water 
  • Once the water gets boiling ,simmer the gasand add roasted rava ,mix well 
  • Cook with a alid covered till rava is cooked,add chopped coriander leaves 
  • You can also add fresh grated coconut !!

INGREDIENTS FOR SHEERA/ KESARIBAATH:

1cup fine rava/ semolina
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups water
3 tblsp ghee
2 tsp cardamom pdr
Chopped nuts

PROCEDURE:

  • Heat 2 tsp ghee in a pan ,fry nuts until they become brown,remove and keep aside
  • In same pan add 2 tsp ghee ,fry semolina on a low flame,stirring continuously ,till nice aroma comes 
  • Add boiling water to the roasted rava and cook till it becomes dry
  • Add sugar and remaining ghee mix well and cook for 5 mins,add cardamom pdr and mix well
  • Garnish with roasted nuts and serve hot !!!

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