Khara Bhath | Khara rava bhath

Khara bhath is a variation of Upma/ uppittu. We use vangibath powder and vegetables of your choice to make it more flavorful and healthy  breakfast. Here in this recipe I have used brinjal/eggplant as a vegetable.

Serve the khara bhath with kesari bhath like pineapple kesari bhath, mango keasri, or just plain kesari bhath . this combination is popularly called chow chow bhath in south indian restaurants.

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khara bhath

Khara Bhath | Khara rava bhath

Detailed video recipe of khara bhath | rava bhath chow chow bhath
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 cup local rave/coarse sooji dry roast the rava and keep it ready
  • 3 green badanekayi / eggplant/ brinjal
  • 6 small or 2 big tomatoes finely chop and keep it ready
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2.5 cups water
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp split black gram/ Urad dal
  • ½ tsp split bengal gram / Chana dal
  • 2 tsp Vangibath powder
  • ¾ tbsp salt/salt to taste
  • 2 to 3 green chillies
  • chopped coriander leaves
  • Few curry leaves
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup grated coconut


  • Heat 2 tbsp oil on medium heat, once hot add mustard seeds, after it sputters add dals,
  • Once the dals turn golden brown, add chopped green chillies, curry leaves, fry it for few seconds and then add the dry roasted rava.
  • keep the pan back on the stove, add 2 tbsp of oil, once hot add cut brinjals/badanekayi, mix it and cover it , cook it for 4 to 5 minutes. STir in between
  • Boil the water
  • Now to the cooked brinjal add boiling water, salt, vangibath powder. Mix it
  • when it starts to boil, add the rave mix. Stir it ,Then add chopped tomatoes. COver it and cook it for 2 minutes , then add ghee.
  • mix it and reduce the heat to low. Cover it and cook it on low flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • after 5 minutes, the khara bath will be ready, finally add coconut, chopped coriander, and squeeze the lemon juice, mix it . Turn off the heat,
  • Hot rava bath is ready to serve, serve it with kesari bath( chow chow bath)