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Chow Chow Bhath is a breakfast special from Namma Bengaluru. Chow Chow Bhath consists of Kesari Bath (Halwa) and Khara Bhath (or Upma), where the main  for preparing these two dishes is semolina.  'Kesari' is nothing but saffron . The word 'Khara' refers to the spicy savory. These two form a heavenly combination together..hence the name chow chow bhaath:) INGREDIENTS Semolina/fine sooji/rava - 1 cup  Sugar - 1 cup  Saffron or kesari  - few strands soaked in little milk Cashew nuts - around 10 halved Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp. Clarified butter/Ghee - 1 cup(can also use less..but this gives the taste ) Water -3 cups  HOW TO MAKE: Take a frying pan, add ghee or clarified butter keeping the flame very low. Once it becomes hot, add cashew nuts broken into pieces and fry till very light golden brown. Now add in the semolina and fry until you smell a nice aroma .   Now add in the sugar and mix well.(make sure the flame is still in low/medium)