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Khara Bath Recipe

Khara Bath is one of the popular breakfast in south India, especially Karnataka. It is usually served with a side of coconut or tomato chutney and a small serving of Sweet Rava Kesari.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Soy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas


  • 1 cup Rava/ Semolina
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 chopped capsicum Bell Pepper
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1 green chilies optional
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tsp vangi bath masala MTR brand
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 3-4 tbsp coconut oil Or olive oil
  • 1 strand curry leaves optional


  • Place a pan over medium heat and dry roast the rava until it gives off a roasted aroma. Place it aside.
  • Fry the cashews with a teaspoon of oil and place it aside. ( or use roasted cashews)
  • In a big vessel add 3 tbsp oil and temper the following ingredients: Mustard seeds, Cumin, chana dal, Urad dal, and few curry leaves. Allow them to splutter.
  • Add green chilies and ginger saute for about 2 minutes or until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add tomatoes and saute until they are soft and add remaining veggies. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add Vangi bhath powder, Garam Masala, and chili powder and saute for another 15 seconds.
  • Add 3 cups water and place a lid over the top and let it boil. While the water is boiling add one more tablespoon of oil.
  • Add the roasted rava to this and whisk to get an even mix.
  • Place a lid again and let it simmer for at least 3 minutes.
  • Now, garnish with fried cashews and cilantro.
  • Khara Bath is ready! Serve hot with a side of coconut or tomato chutney and sweet Rava kesari.



  • Be sure to use medium-coarse rava to prepare this masala bath recipe.
  • Chop all the vegetables and keep them ready before you start cooking.
  • Use oil as mentioned in the ingredient list to mimic the taste that you find in restaurants. Using less oil makes the rava too sticky and affects the texture.
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg