Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Chow Chow Bhath - The Popular Breakfast Combo Dish

Chow Chow Bhath is the popular breakfast dish served in almost all hotels of Bengaluru. This breakfast consists of three dishes which is savory Rava Bhath, sweet Rava Kesari and Coconut chutney.

This breakfast combo idea can be prepared for breakfast or for brunch. The combination of three dishes is too good. The savory, sweet and spicy compliments each other equally. Every home has its own recipe to create these basic dishes (Rava Bhath, Rava Kesari and Coconut Chutney). Even I got my own recipe to create these dishes but was never satisfied with its taste. With few variations in the recipe, finally I was able to get the taste in the dish that I was looking for. If u really looking for that restaurant style taste into dishes, do try out my recipes. You will be amazed  with the results. Coconut chutney is already posted in the blog. Do checkout the recipe of chutney here

Rava Bhath


  • Semolina or Rava (use fine variety) – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds –  1tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram (Chana dal) – 2tsp
  • Black gram (Urad dal) – 2tsp
  • Onion – 1 small (chopped)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos (chopped)
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece (crushed)
  • Curry leaves – 6 nos (fresh or dried)
  • Cashewnuts – 10 pieces (do not skip this, cashewnuts bring out taste while cooking with semolina)
  • Ghee – 2tbsp
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¾ to 1tsp



  • Dry Roast semolina or rava on the low flame until you get nice aroma from it.  Also add cumin seeds while roasting semolina. This will make Rava Bhath tastier. Keep it aside for later use.
  • Heat ghee into a frying pan, add mustard seeds, bengal gram and black gram. Fry them for around 30 seconds.
  • Then add chopped green chilies, crushed ginger, curry leaves and cashew nuts. Fry for another 30 seconds.
  • Then add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of milk.  Mix everything well and let the mixture come to boil.
  • Once the mixture starts to boil, lower the flame.
  • Add salt in the roasted semolina before adding to the mixture. If salt is added directly into the mixture, milk might get curdle.
  • Now slowly add roasted semolina into the mixture and stir continuously until the mixture thickens.
  • Turn off the flame and cover the pan with the lid. Let the mixture rest for another 5 minutes.
  • Here we go Rava Bhath is ready to serve. Rava Bhath tastes best when served with white chutney.

 Rava Kesari 


  • Semolina or Rava (use fine variety) - 1 cup
  • Ghee – 4 tbsp
  • Raisins – 1 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts – 2 tbsp
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Hot Water – 4 cups
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Orange color – a pinch
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp (optional)



  • Heat ghee into a frying pan and add semolina (rava). Fry semolina on low flame until its color slightly changes it to creamish in color.
  • Also add raisins and cashewnuts along with semolina while roasting. Otherwise raisins and cashewnuts can be fried separately.
  • Add hot water in the roasted semolina and stir it continuously to avoid forming any lumps.
  • Then add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well until sugar melts into the mixture.
  • After adding sugar, semolina mixture might look little thin.
  • Cook the mixture for another 5 minutes or until the mixture slightly thickens. Turn off the flame.
  • Rava Kesari is ready to serve.


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