Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Kharabhath  is a delicious South Indian breakfast recipe filled with vegetables. A bowl of Kharabhath  and a cup of hot coffee on side is my kind of weekend breakfast:) Kharabhath can be served with chutney and sambar too:)

Kharabhath can be served along side with rava kesari. Such a combination is popularly knows as Chow Chow bhath  (Click here for the recipe). Believe me, the combo is out of this world. The spiciness from the Kharabhath and sweetness from Rava Kesari is a match made in heaven. Do check out other breakfast recipes in the blog, click here.

Coming back to the recipe of Kharabhath , the recipe is as follows :

Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml
  • Semolina / Rava : 1 cup
  • Onion :  3/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies : 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger :  1.5 tbsp (grated)
  • Carrot : 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Bell pepper : 1/2 cup (finely chopped) 
  • Green peas : 1/4 cup
  • Coconut : 2 tbsp (freshly grated)
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala : 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp (Adjust according to taste)
  • Ghee or clarified butter : 3 tbsp +2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies : 2
  • Cashew nuts : 10
  • Curry leaves : 5 
  • Lemon juice :  2 tsp
  • Sugar : 1 tsp 
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water : 3.5 cups
  • Dry roast the semolina until you start getting an aroma and its color slightly changes. Set it aside.
  • Heat 3 tbsp ghee in a thick bottomed pan. When hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal , red chillies,curry leaves and cashew nuts. Fry them.
  • Now add the grated ginger, green chillies and chopped onions. Fry them until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the veggies (carrot, peas and bell pepper) and mix well. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the dry masalas (turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder)
  • Add in the roasted Semolina and mix well. 
  • Add 3.5 cups of boiling water to it . Also add salt. Cook covered on low heat.
  • When all the moisture is gone, add sugar and lemon juice . Mix well.
  • Just before serving, add  the remaining 2 tsp ghee and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and fresh grated coconut.


  1. This looks so divine and colorful than upma.

  2. This looks so amazing, I love anything with semolina!

  3. Beautiful!! Love Upma and Kharabhath sound divine :) Lovely clicks!

  4. Looks yummy!So this is similar to upma, just added spices ?

  5. Oh wow, my other half-half will love this. I on the other hand, because I grow up eating aplenty of it, when mom made for breakfast, I now, have to hide.

  6. I am in love with Kharabhath, just the other week I prepared it too with so many veggies :) such a classic dish and I never get bored of.

  7. This looks lovely ke wholesome healthy and filing breakfast. I love most of south India breakfast dishes.. including this as well😃

  8. Scrumptious share!!kharabhath is one of my favorites. :)