Vidhu's kitchen

Chow Chow Bath - Karnataka Style

Kara Bath Recipe


Rava/Sooji/Semolina : 1 cup
Water : 2cups
Chopped onion : 2 tbsps
Green chillies : 4
Red chilly : 1
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Urad dal
Chana dal


Dry roast rava in a pan for few minutes and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
Add urad dal,channa dal and fry.
Put chopped green chillies,broken red chilly, curry leaves and fry.
Add chopped onion to it and stir.
Now add 2 cups of water and salt to it and bring to boil.
Add the roasted rava slowly,a little at a time,stir continuously to avoid forming lumps.
Close the lid and let it cook on medium flame till done.

Kesari Bath Recipe


Rava : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cup
Water : 2
Ghee : 3/4 cup
Cashewnuts - a few
Cardamom powder : 1/2 tsp
Kesari colour powder : a pinch
Raisins - a few 


Heat a pan,add 1/2 tsp ghee,add the rava and fry till aroma arises.
Add water to it and cook covered till done.
Add kesari colour powder,sugar to it and cook till thick.
Switch off the flame and add cardamom powder and mix.
Again heat the remainining ghee,add cashews and fry.
Add the raisins and fry till it bloats.
Add it to the kesari ,mix well.
Serve hot.

Serve hot with Coconut Chutney in a plate together Kaara Bath and Kesari Bath.

Vengaya Vatha Kuzhambu / பெரிய வெங்காய வத்தகுழம்பு


Big onion : 1 cup ( Chopped)
Tamarind juice : 2 cups
Sambar powder : 2 1/2 tbsps
Sesame oil : 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds
Fenugreek seeds
Red chilly
Curry leaves


Heat oil in a tawa,add mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,red chilly,curry leaves and fry.
Put the onions and fry.
Add sambar powder and fry Quickly.
Add tamarind juice,salt,,let it boil for 10 minutes.
Once the raw smell of sambar powder & tamarind is gone ,switch off the flame.
Serve hot with rice .

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Dharwad peda 


Full cream milk                    :  1 ltre
Lemon juice                          : 1 tsp
Sugar                                     : 1/2 cup
Ghee                                      : 2 tsp
Milk                                       : 1 tsp
Powdered sugar                    : 3 tsps for dusting the peda
Cardamom powder               : a pinch


Boil milk & simmer for few minutes.
Add lemon juice to it and keep stirring until the whey completely separates.
Switch off the fire.
Place a fine cloth over a container and strain it.
Tie the cloth & hang it to a sink tap for 1 hour to let the whey completely drain out.
Heat a non stick pan,  add the khoya & 1 tsp ghee to it and mix well & let it cook on medium flame until golden brown.
Add sugar , 1 tsp milk & mix well & cook until golden brown on low flame.
Keep stirring continuously.
Add cardamom powder , remaining 1 tsp ghee and mix well.
Let it cook for few more minutes.
Now remove from flame & let the mixture cool down.
Knead into lemon sized balls.
Finally take powdered sugar in a plate , roll the peda balls in the sugar , coating them on all the sides  .
Transfer it to a air tight container. 
Serve & Enjoy :) 

Ghee Podi Idli


Idli Milagai Podi         : 3 tbsps ( for recipe Click here
Idli                               : 6 nos ( for recipe Click here )
Ghee                            : 2 tsps ( for recipe Click here


Take a plate , add idlies , idli milagai podi and ghee.
Toss well to coat and set aside for 10 minutes.
Serve & enjoy..

Classic Combo

Paruppu Podi + Potato curry + Thengai aracha kuzhambu 

Paruppu Podi recipe   - Click here 
Thenga Aracha Kuzhambu Recipe  - Click here 
Potato Fry Recipe    - Click here