Chow Chow Bath | Upma, Sheera and Chutney

                             Chow chow bath brings back so many wonderful memories for me..Whenever we used to travel to my hometown, Udupi and by chance dig into a hotel early morning, the top favorite in my list would be Chow Chow Bath {apart from hot buns and Masala dosa, of course!}.. I still remember the way they used to serve in a banana leaf with a small spoon by the side.. This click is very special for me as i have tried to recreate something similar from my memory of those days..
 


                                                   Even after marriage, my love for this amazing combo of upma-sheera-chutney did not fade away and now everyone at my hubby’s place know what i order for breakfast when we go out on a vacation.. That is my sincerity to chow chow bath! haha.. But here in Qatar, since i have not seen any restaurant have this amazing dish in their menu, i started this in my home menu.. Whenever i get the zeal to make something special for a weekend breakfast apart from dosas and idlis, chow chow is mine or rather our first choice! {He too is a huge fan now!}

Also, this post of mine is with best wishes for Ugadi to all my readers.. Ugadi is our New year falling tomorrow.. Since we have been invited for lunch at a dear aunty’s house {with cooking and ramblings together!}, i am posting this recipe in advance.. Actually my hubby was pestering me to prepare some dessert as a special ugadi recipe {Finding more reasons to indulge into desserts??} but i had fixed up my mind on chow chow bath… Just fell in love with the clicks that could not wait till i posted it..

                                                    So here i am with one more breakfast option.. Though this one takes a little extra bit of effort, it sure is worthwhile when you see your family enjoy.. Newbies to this combo must definitely give a try… You will surely thank me later.. haha.. Anyhow wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous Ugadi.. May the coming days bring loads of happiness in your lives…  Happy and Healthy Cooking!!

More Ugadi Recipes: Madgane and Sweet Khichdi

Health Benefits of Semolina: Made from durum wheat,keeps you full for a longer time and hence prevents overeating.. Improves Kidney function (due to its potassium content),Good source of vital vitamins E and B which are essential for good immunity from diseases..

Health Benefits of Jaggery: Ability to cleanse the body, Acts as a digestive agent, Provides good amounts of minerals, Healthy substitute for sugar..

RECIPE:

Jaggery Sheera recipe can be found HERE!

Ingredients: 

For Upma:
1 Cup Semolina/ Rava/ Sooji {Regular variety.. Not the fine ones..}
3 Cups Water
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Urad dal/ skinned split black gram
1 Tbsp broken Cashews
4 to 5 Curry leaves
3 Green chillies
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp freshly grated Coconut, for garnish

For Chutney:
1/4 Cup freshly grated Coconut
1/2 inch Ginger piece
3 Green chillies
1 tsp Tamarind pulp
Salt to taste

Recipe:
1. Heat oil in a pan and also keep the water to boil..

2. When the oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds.. When the seeds splutter, add urad dal.. Fry till golden brown..

3. Add cashews and curry leaves.. Fry for few seconds..

4. Add green chillies and fry for few seconds.. Add semolina… Keep frying on MEDIUM flame till the semolina gives out a nice aroma..
Note: Please take care to fry on medium flame only as the semolina tends to burn very quickly..

5. Add salt and sugar & mix well..

6. Now add the hot water slowly using your left hand while stirring continuously with your right hand..
Note: This step is very important as if you don’t stir continuously while adding water, they tend to form lumps..

7. Keep mixing till the water gets absorbed by the semolina…

8. Now reduce the flame to low and cover and keep for 2 to 3 mins..
What I do: I quickly make the chutney during this wait time! 😉

9. Remove cover and mix well till the mixture leaves the sides of pan..

10. Garnish with freshly grated coconut..

11. Now prepare Jaggery sheera as per this recipe..
12. For the chutney, grind together coconut, green chillies,ginger,tamarind and salt with little water to desired consistency..
Note: This chutney does not require seasoning and is prepared slightly watery so that it mixes well with the upma and sheera..

Serve Chow Chow Bath for a special and wonderful breakfast!
How we eat?? Take a spoonful of upma, mix with sheera, dunk in the chutney and Gobble!!! Pure Bliss! 🙂

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!



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